Monday, February 6, 2012

Music is My Teammate

By Sarah Fisher

Some of DCFH dancing the night away at our coach’s summer wedding.

Something DCFH is never without is good music. We are big fans of locker room dance parties, weekend night dance parties, victory dances, and workout dances. I’m pretty sure our team could out dance any group on campus; we have had break dancers, Irish jig-ers, ballerinas, and just your average I-like-to-think-I-dancers. Since we are currently persevering through the many miles that are our Monday long runs, Tuesday spin sessions, and Friday boot camps, we each have created a custom playlist of running music to get us to the finish line as fast as we can get there.

DCFH’s Tuesday spin session in Baker Sports Complex.

Personally, I enjoy showering, humming, and yes, even running to show tunes. I am madly in love with musical theatre. I’m slowly convincing the rest of DCFH that there is nothing better than the tunes of Anything Goes, Oklahoma!, or Les Miserables. When show tunes aren’t giving me the push I need, I turn to the modern, real-life prima donna that is the phenomenon of Adele. I love her. DCFH loves her. The world loves her.

However, I do understand, that my particular musical preferences are rather odd and aren’t what the vast majority of my team would choose to listen to. One of my goals for the DCFH blog is to make it less of an individualized perspective and get the team involved. So, for this blog post, I asked the team to submit some of their favorite pump up running songs and here’s what I got:

Better Than Her - (Matisse ft Akon)
Good Feelin - Avicii remix
Without You - David Guetta
Stronger - Kanye West
My Body - Young the Giant
Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
Fade Into Darkness - Avicii
I Like How it Feels - Enrique Iglesias
White Panda
Anything - Rihanna
She Ain't You - Chris Brown
Not Over You - Gavin Degraw
Black or White - Michael Jackson
I'll Be Waiting - Adele
Chris Mann - L.O.V.E.
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex
Avicii - Levels
For You - Time Flies
Hair - Lady Gaga

Along with her song submission, our head coach, Ginny Turner, sent in a blurb about her running playlist:

I had a hard time choosing two songs. I would say about 90% of my running play list (everything on my shuffle right now) has at one time or another been on a DCFH warm-up mix, been on repeat in a van, used in a end of the year video or blared out of the locker room for months at a time. Every song reminds me of a certain season, a crazy away trip or really just the excitement that builds before every game. It is awesome to be running and all of a sudden reminded of something that happened 5 years ago on the team and then with the next song remember the spin we had last week where people were trying to sing and spin at the same time (never a good idea). I always pick up the pace and get a little rush of energy when I think about this team and the awesome things we have and we will accomplish. So with that said it’s hard to pick two songs, but they are:

1. Marchin On (feat. OneRepublic) by Timbaland
2. Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap

As Ginny highlighted, our field hockey careers have been surrounded by music and underscores some major team events. It gets us through workouts, multi-hour bus rides, and is an ingredient of a great time.

That’s all for now. Next up, “The Individual.”

Until then enjoy listening to your own playlist,

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