Thursday, May 5, 2011

RUN EMZ (Throwback Training Tunes - Emz Edition)

Not much that I could say today that would be more important, meaningful, or physically impressive than what Emily will be undertaking less than 24 hours from now.  For the few that don’t already know about this, starting at 6AM Friday morning she’s doing a 24-hour treadmill run to raise money for the Sojourner Center, which supports victims of domestic violence.

Check out her blog today for a news story about the run.  Yes, she is a TV star as well as a running star.  If you have the means, please make a donation as well.  Great person, great cause.
‘The Stairs’ – INXS (1991) Today’s only entry to the Throwback Tunes is a longtime favorite of mine from one of my favorite bands.  As far as training songs go, this one has a long, slow, building intro, followed by some surprisingly thought-inspiring lyrics.  Originally written about living in a busy city, I think it says a lot about human interaction, and our desire to find our place in the world.  It’s a great song for starting out a run, or for when you need some inspiration during a run on a slightly deeper level than a driving bass-line or catchy guitars.  There are several lyrics in here that I think apply well to what Emz is doing, and really anybody that tries to connect with and help other people, and in turn helps themself.  My favorite verse, and one that I’ve borrowed from in the past for a blog title:

Climbing as we fall
We dare to hold on to our fate
And steal away our destiny
To catch ourselves with quiet grace

Go Emily!  24 hours of making the world a better place.

You’ve freaking got this.


  1. I'm crying already.

    me daily.

    you. my. friend. are. one of the MOST thoughtful people EVER.

  2. Go Emz! Thanks for sharing her story and a new throw back song.

  3. OK that is one of my most fave songs. No joke.

    And yes, GO, Emz. Abz, Emz, 24 hrz, no zzzzs, amazing.

  4. EMZ is my hero. 24 hours=mad props!

  5. GO EMZ! An awesome tribute to an awesome lady. :)

  6. I've been on EMZ alert all day. Those lyrics are cool. I think. If I only understood them. Dude, not all of us went to UVA. Dumb it a down a little, will ya.

  7. This is amazing...seriously!! She is incredible for doing this!