I'm in Missoula this week for work.
Important work for your government.
(I brought Jai and Pat because I could.)
I was hoping to live the USBCHA National Finals via the 'Tweets'…such as they are/were….as I did last year. Apparently there is no such thing? If I'm wrong, comment or email me. Otherwise (FOUND IT!) PLUS! I'll go entirely on speculation and rumour, which I tend to prefer anyway.
It would be FAR TOO OBVIOUS for me to be watching the entire webfeed during our Important Government Meeting…
In the meantime….
I have a new question for Laura of Crooks and Crazies… and her followers:
Do you have a pre-run ritual that you observe?
I have some friends/people whom I admire as handlers who listen to particular music before their run or during potentially stressful training sessions. These handlers do very well.
I haven't tried this with sheepdog work myself, though music is important to me outside of that world. I love music. I have no original taste in music, but my children, and friends, have excellent taste and provide me with my itunes library. I can be having a shitty day and the right song will take me away from that. And really good music you can appreciate mentally, but physically FEEL. Like love and beer and a perfect sentence. It makes sense that it could help prepare one mentally for a good run.
What would be your pre-run music choices?
I'm considering listening to something prior to my next run… or during.
(HINT: NOT the theme to 2001 Space Odyssey during the outrun or that chicken dance song for when I make a panel).
Sadly, this could backfire. End Times Sheep Carnage after listening to Cypress Hill. Massive crazy WHERETHEFUCKARETHEYGOING? overflanking after any Carlos Santana. I won't be capable of slowing Jai down with Kings of Leon 'Holy Roller Novacaine' still in my head…
I could just listen to polka music…or bring my own accordian, which I've long thought made sense for my runs anyway…but I am trying to change that. It's a brave new world.
I'm open to suggestions. 5 Days a week, from 9 – 5.