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sometimes i wonder why i'm still running free all up and down the line

I've been playing Zombies, Run! for the past couple of weeks, which is largely coffeeem's fault. And I have to say, it's delightful. It makes me want to run more, so I can get through the story faster. In fact, it makes me want to run more than is probably healthy for me, so I have to make a point of taking rest days. (Between that and the fitbit, the compulsion to feed my exercise tamagothis is perhaps leading to a slight obsession. Ahem.)

Not only is the game smart, populated by a diverse and interesting cast of characters, and addictive... it gives me something to think about other than how many miles I have left to go. I just wish I could chain together multiple episodes over a two-hour run without having to stop and restart, but that's a minor complaint, and the radio mode helps with that.

Although I don't know what the zombies actually want with me, I'm not sure. Day 246, still no sign of brain regeneration. And yet, deadlines.

I think I need six months off from writing.

I have, however, discovered that Warren Zevon, surprising no-one, is the perfect music for running from zombies. Tom Waits, as well. And the Tina Turner cover of "The Bitch Is Back" cracked me up when it came on. Also surprisingly pleasing in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the English countryside: Everlast's "We're All Gonna Die" and Squeeze's "Annie, Get Your Gun."

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I discovered the other day that Jonathan Coulton's "Code Monkey" sets the perfect pace for me. Sadly, I can't maintain that perfect pace for very long. 8>P But for a few minutes, I had a taste of that beautiful easy flying feeling that I want to reach.
I had A Good Run today. It's been a long time since I had a Good Run like that. I didn't want to stop. (I wasn't running fast, but it was *easy,* and even the sprints felt well within my reach.)

Thank cod summer is over.

when I made my own Road Trip tapes/discs, it had a lot of Warren Zevon and Meatloaf on them..

aaarrooooohhhhhhh! Werewolves of London!
People in my office have been talking about that game. It is EVERYWHERE.
Fitbits are evil. I've caught myself going up and down the stairs late at night to make sure I hit my daily goal.

Edited at 2013-09-21 02:45 am (UTC)
I totally do things like that

RUUUUUNNNNNN!

I am totally iTunes-ing those to add to my Runner 5 playlist. *swipe!*
I need to get my app thingy to work properly. So far, I am intrigued, but the minute I have to futz with it while I'm out? I get annoyed.
Yeah. It should not require futzing.
I just dropped in to wish you a very happy birthday. I hope you have a wonderful year.
+1 Happy Birthday!

A year filled with joy and laughter.
The Birthday Ninja sneaks in, bearing cake. :3

Zombies. Yes. We need to prepare for the Zompocalypse.

Edited at 2013-09-22 11:55 pm (UTC)
Zombies, Run! adds a delightful note of dread to my Nine Inch Nails playlist.
excellent choice