A Walk/Jog to Restart Running and Slow My Raging Biologic Clock…..
So for the last six to eight months,particularly the last three months, I feel that my biological clock has been moving ahead a full speed. While I have been keeping up with my daily yoga and meditation, even including a couple of days a week with light weights. I have done little else right. I have run maybe five to six times this year and now that I haven’t been for my walks with Oliver, I have packed on several unwanted pounds!!
My diet hasn’t been too bad, but there have been a few too many late night cake snacks! So this week I need to start doing a little better!! First on the list of things to do is to start running again. I did just that this morning. Well, maybe not “just” that there was some walking mixed in, but at least I was out there doing it!!
Today, as I start back getting into the swing of things, my goal was to run two miles. One of the things I do wrong on my runs is that I start too hard. So this morning, I tried to ease into the run. I walked the first quarter-mile and then started to run. Well,actually I started to jog is probably more appropriate.I jogged the next two miles and then walked another quarter of a mile. I finished with .28 miles of jogging. So the total jog/walk was 2.78 miles. I completed the course in 33:06 minutes at an overall pace of 11:53 per mile. While I am not thrilled with the time, I am happy that I kept the total time under 12 minutes!
The Soundtrack: Hawaii – Aisles
The soundtrack for the run was Hawaii, the new release from the progressive rock band Aisles. I can once again attest to the fact that if I am struggling through a run, I don’t pay much attention to the music, it’s there and that’s about it!! So I can’t tell you much about the music on the album, but I can tell you it sounded pretty good.
Founded in Santiago, the year 2001, AISLES represents the new generation of chilean prog. Provided of a style eminently neo symphonic, the band delivers a style of classic roots and influenced by the british school (groups like GENESIS, YES, PINK FLOYD and MARILLION)
The AISLES sonorous landscapes are dominated by a melancholic and emotive air, where the melody and long instrumental developments cover all the near path of neo prog; you can hear nice melodies, not only that boring constant soloing we heard from almost all the bands nowadays. Read More
Hawaii is the fourth release from Aisles. My first encounter with the band was their 2013 release 4:45. The current line-up for the band includes
Sebastian Vergara / vocals
Rodrigo Sepulveda / guitars
German Vergara / guitars
Juan Pablo Gaete / keyboards
Daniel Baird-Kerr / bass
Felipe Candia / drums
Links for the Further Exploration of Aisles
Anyway,, I will try to give Hawaii another listen later today and then write more about it tomorrow. For now,here is the lyric video for “Club Hawaii” from Hawaii by Aisles.