This past weekend, I graduated from my c25k program! Yes, I rushed through (tsk tsk) despite the program’s warnings and I upped my running scheduled from 3x a week to 5x a week, and finished about two weeks early. NEVERTHELESS, I am super proud of my accomplishment and hereby can run 3.1 miles without stopping, and average anywhere from 28-32 minutes to complete it (give or take distance/time between treadmill and outdoor calculations – I finished it in 28 on the treadmill but I am guessing I might slow down certain parts on the pavement, though I am not certain!!)
SOOO, basically that whole rambly paragraph up there is actually a preface to the subject of my post. See, on my ‘graduation’ run, I flipped the application off and just relied on the treadmill timer and Pandora radio provided the soundtrack. I usually run to either the Lady Gaga or Kesha station and very suitably, the song that popped up in the tail end of my run was this one:
It’s Paramore’s “Hallelujah” – and if you haven’t heard it before, or are not sure if you have heard it before, it deserves a listen! I love that song, and had kind of forgotten about it, but I found myself singing along (quietly, hah, as not to elicit weird looks from fellow gym patrons) and it really pushed me to the end of my workout.
Later that evening, I started to think about that song, and the band…and realized that it was just one of many Paramore songs that I enjoy. Wait, when did Paramore become one of my favorite artists?
“All We Know”
“Brick by Boring Brick”
…one of my very favorites:
“That’s What You Get”
So, okay, I guess they’re kinda (no, scratch that, really quite) poppy-type popular – and these are just a SMALL snippet of some of their songs, but – it’s weird because I don’t remember WHEN I started to like them, unlike most of my other favorite artists – but it’s cool =) Are there any bands that you really love but it took a while for you to discover that fact?
And as if you haven’t heard ENOUGH …of course, the popular “Airplanes” with B.O.B. features Hayley Williams – of course, the lead vocalist of Paramore. You know a song is super mainstream when it elicits a huge amount of twitter/fb updates!