Sunday, September 03, 2006


Went to pick up Arcaro today at the bike shop.

They wheeled her out and she looked great. She gave me a look like, "Well, I'M ready....are you?"

Then, as I checked out after buying a few spare tube and a spare tire, the song on their XM satellite radio was "Ironman" by Black Sabbath!!!!! (Or is it Ozzy solo? I think it's Black Sabbath...)


I went to a picnic today. It was fun--the first time I've really had time in a long time to enjoy a weekend picnic.

I really need to work on making a few CD's for the drive to Chicago and Madison. The catch is, these CDs REALLY need to be CHILLIN' OUT music. NOT pump you up music. I have to drive by myself, sans iPod, as Matt is bringing it a few days later. If I am in my car, left to the radio or my own CD's without a plan, I might start freaking out. So, I am planning ahead.

I need some GOOD chillin' out tunes. Enough to last me like 10 hours.

So post me some of your favorite artists and albums, if you please. Here's what I'm constructing so far:

Bright Eyes
Jack Johnson
Rilo Kiley
Death Cab for Cutie
Ryan Adams
David Gray
Simon and Garfunkel
Elliott Smith

Who else needs to come with me?


Dante said...

Wow, I've been following your journey to IM for some time now and the race seems to have gone from being something on the distant horizon to in-your-face in an instant. I guess it's that feeling of never enough time, even though I'm not racing it!

As for tunes, maybe Pete Murray or Coldplay, although Coldplay may be taking it a little too far.

Best of luck for the weekend.

Wil said...

Planets are lining up sis!!!!! OMG! I am so glad we're going together :)

neese said...

amos lee


Chris said...

No real good music choices here, but I'm glad that you picked up your bike and she's all cleaned up and ready to roll!

Have a safe trip! I'll see you in a couple days!

mouse said...

there's one group I think of when I think of "chill out music"... zero 7 - pretty much any album of theirs. and if you like them, I'd also recommend the Sia and Jose Gonzalez albums.

I can't believe it's getting so close!

iron-mark said...

I am really excited for you and Iron Wil. I agree with neese. I think Amos Lee would be good. You might also try Norah Jones and Michael Buble'. Good Luck!

Hermano said...

Always go back to the greatest ... make a chill Pearl Jam CD (or two). Think Oceans, Release, Indifference, Nothing Man, Immortality, Who You Are, In my Tree, Off He Goes, Faithfull, Yesterdays ... you get the idea.

E-Speed said...

just a ride by Jem sounds perfect for this!

E-Speed said...

ooh and deathcab for cutie but I can't remember which tune, the one with the musical notes flying all over the video!

E-Speed said...

duh it would help if I looked at your choices first! LOL. I'll email you if I think of any others, if you have Yahoo I would suggest listening to their chill out or cool as folk stations and writing down your faves for the trip!

Donald said...

I could probably listen to Jack J for the whole trip, but I'll kick it old school here and recommend some Bob Marley, also.

RunBubbaRun said...

For some reason I like to listen to old Rock-n-Roll right now, Boston, Eagles, stuff like that. You can sing to it and lets out that extra tension.

Have a safe trip to Chi-town.
IronWill is not driving right?? :)

Wes said...

I'm all over U2, but that's just me. You are NOT going to freak. This I know.

Papa Louie said...

COLD, Johnny Cash, Story of the Year.

Jodi said...

My favorites right now are Ben Folds and KT Tunstall. Norah Jones is also pretty mellow. And James Blunt...

rice said...

Too Many Cooks - Refuse To Die, I love that song. Oh and rob zombie, more human than human, I love this entire CD. It gets me really pumped. Johnny Cash is good for the long drive when you just want to chill. or if you really want to stretch the eardrum Vivaldi four seasons.

Most people shake there head at my musical tastes..

cheers. and drive safe.


Scott said...

Sara 2198, I'm so excited for you. Your blog is one of the first that I read and you have always been very supportive of my efforts.

You are deserving of every bit of success that I know will be yours on Sunday.

I will be following from Toronto.

God speed!

qcmier said...

Chillin' out music, hmm, John Coltrane or Miles Davis. Or you could always call me and I'll do some karaoke. Well no that would probably cause you to freak out even more.

jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

The Fray--"How to Save a Life"
Live--"Mystery and Dolphin's Cry"
Snow Patrol--"Chasing Cars"

Kim said...

AGHHH countdown is on!!! So excited for you! My thoughts...U2, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Counting Crows, Samples, Grateful Dead

Lisa said...

Hi! You don't know me, but I started following your blog when I began training for my first triathlon.

I wanted to wish you the very best this weekend, and I know that it will be the experience of a lifetime! Have fun, take lots of pictures, and feel great knowing you've earned every mile. :)

Oh, and thanks for recommending "Up the Down Staircase" was an excellent read!

:) Lisa (Su's old roommate, now living in Florida)

Spokane Al said...

I don't know if your taste runs to the great Bob Dylan, but if so, his new album, Modern Times, is spectatular in an understated way.

triteacher said...

Probably too late for this relaxation session, but you can put it on file for your next IM... Norah Jones makes me limp.

Rae said...


How about some Cold and some Coldplay? They totally relax me. And Alanis Morrisette!! She totally reminds me of the carefree days of college! And Dave Matthews Band, because he's just so happy!