When the subject of running comes up, my standard line is that I run, but that I’m not a runner. I complete a rather sedate 15-20 miles per week not so much because I enjoy it but because it’s a good and fairly time-efficient way to get some cardiovascular exercise, and because my dog Jewel likes the outings.
Real runners wear running clothes (I’m more of a T-shirt/basketball shorts/backwards baseball cap kind of dresser) and are typically thinner/lankier than your intrepid blogger. They also, well, run a lot faster than I do. But in the name of fitness and amusing my dog, I do slog through a handful of runs in any given seven-day period.
During one of those this week, I decided our latest list would be my Top 7 songs that (sort of anyway) deal with running, so without further ado, here we go:
1) Running with the Pack, Bad Company.
2) Running on Empty, Jackson Browne.
3) Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen.
4) Runnin’ down a Dream, Tom Petty.
5) Run, Run, Run, The Who.
6) Running to You, The Cars.
7) Long May You Run, Neil Young.
And now, our Catch of the Day, No. 27, a mid-1960s Rawlings Claw first baseman’s mitt, another of the gloves I got from OSU in a trade last spring: