Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Fine Frenzy

I run most days.  Usually at White Rock Lake.  Occasionally at the Katy Trail.  And if the weather looks threatening, I stay very close to home and just run in my 'hood.  As far as the habit of running goes, I feel pretty lucky to live in Dallas because rarely do my runs get rained out, and almost never is it too cold!  Lately though, the heat and humidity are a little disgusting.  But I'm acclimating.  It's not so hard for me, because I'm a Texas girl!
White Rock Lake- HOT and HUMID (but still, nice!)
Last week, while in Oregon, I got to run each day at the beach.  I had never before been to a beach when I wasn't wearing a swimming suit.  And hot.  Instead, I started off in light gloves, and even little earmuffs a day or two.  If felt, and looked, very different from my runs in Dallas.
The Oregon Coast!  Cool enough to wear gloves in June!
The common thread in these runs though was the music in my ears...

I always run with my iPod, but sometimes I get lazy and don't load new music on for a long time.  I ran to Micheal Jackson from the very end of June last year (just after he died), until about February of this year.  As much as I love Michael, I ran to him so often, that even Man in the Mirror lost it's impact for a while.

Right before my vacation I loaded some new music on my iPod.  One thing I included was the latest cd of A Fine Frenzy.  I saw them (her) open up for Brandi Carlile a couple of years ago at House of Blues, and bought the cd.  It was beautiful.  And so sad.  I loved it.

A Fine Frenzy came out with a second cd a while back, which I bought the day it came out.  I was expecting sad and beautiful again.  But it was different.  And just because it was something other than what I was expecting, I took it out of the cd player, and then misplaced it for months.  Not sure I'll run to A Fine Frenzy as long as I ran to MJ, but I sure am loving it now! Those songs will always remind me of my cool runs on the beaches of Oregon...


8 comments:

shari @ little blue deer said...

They're really good! I love to run too, Kerri, and I'm with you, it gets awfully hot here in Georgia, but I'm not willing to give up my runs!

u2rblessed said...

We went from the 90's to 110 in a blink of an eye. Got your CD "Walk Beside Me" the other day. LOVE IT, LOVE YOUR VOICE!!! You are right next to my other favorite singer Maria Taylor, have a great weekend!

jacqueline said...

I am LOVING the sight from the trail you run along each day! Such a beautiful site and i could just feel and picture myself running there with you! I have not heard of A Fine Frenzy but really amazing voice and beautiful song! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

lexie said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love finding new music especially for running so I will have to check out A Fine Frenzy. I listen to all kinds but tend to like hard rock better because of the beats. Nickelback is great to listen to while running especially the latest cd.
You have such a beautiful view while running on the trail - when you don't feel like running because your tired or busy - getting out there and seeing something like that makes it so worth it!

Debbie Meyer said...

I love this song,Kerri. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm happy to have found your blog, fellow North Texan. :) Stay cool on your run.

Laura said...

Found your blog through Flying Lessons...glad to meet another creative soul in the DFW area. :)
I may have to make it out to one of your upcoming gigs. :)

I love A Fine Frenzy as well..."Almost Lover" is such a beautiful, haunting melody. Recorded a cover of it for the blog a while back (or at least an attempt at one). *lol*

I'm not a big runner, but I bike around White Rock sometimes to Maroon 5 (Songs about Jane)...usually gets the adrenaline goin'. :)

Emelie - C'est LA vie said...

That is a beautiful, beautiful beach! I don't run, but if I did, that would be the place...

jodie said...

so glad you stopped in to see me...

i just did the danskin triathlon in austin last weekend, i agree the heat is starting to limit my outdoor runs (or am i just lazy?) and i'm so jealous...i've been searching for workshops in the portland area, any excuse to get back up that way...