As you might know, yesterday was Duran Duran Appreciation Day. For the 2nd year in a row, I completed a 10K in honor of my favorite band. Last year, my NYC Summer Streets Run took me here and this was my post about it:
and this year, I was in LA and my run started like this and to see how it ended, you’ll have to read a little further.
Lately running has been really hard for me but nothing could be better than a Duran Duran playlist to get me through the rough spots. I decided to take a path I’d never run before along the LA River (yup, that’s a river). Note to self: One is not supposed to be running that close to the river - it took me ages including an attempt to climb a fence before circling back and finding a gate to get out of the enclosure.
Once I finally got away from the river, I made my way to the Colorado Bridge. It’s not the Brooklyn Bridge, but it’s still pretty beautiful.
As soon as I hit the 6.2 mark with my favorite Duran Duran song, “Hold Back The Rain” playing, I twisted my left ankle. It didn’t hurt on the way home (or during brunch) but when I got home, the pain was pretty severe. Here’s hoping that ice and ibuprofen will do their thing and that I won’t be laid up for long.
Ankle twist aside, it was a great morning with some great tunes. Here’s the playlist and thank you all for your requests (all link to the respective YouTube videos)! Hope you enjoyed your Duran Duran Appreciation Day (or as you may have called it, Sunday)!
AYNIN – Kimberley
Careless Memories – Mark, Angela
Finest Hour - Andrew
The Man Who Stole A Leopard – Lori
Is There Something I Should Know – Debbi
New Religion – Sally
Girl Panic! – Anju
New Moon on Monday (such a great video) – Saida
Hungry Like The Wolf – Wild Boy
plus some of my favorites (I walked about 2 – 3 miles once I hit my 6.2):
Friends, please send some healing vibes, I do not want to be hobbling around for IDEAWorld SweatPink BlogFest this week! Thanks! What did you do this weekend that was special?