We’re heading to Rochester this afternoon to visit friends and see Lake Street Dive tomorrow night, so I’m fitting this in last short 6.75k drill run prior to getting on the road. I can’t say I’m terribly excited about it but I’m determined to get my running program back on track. I’ll chalk up today’s workout then as a chance to check out some new music (and to be keeping with the rural Canadian wild running theme lately – see last post), the Wilderness of Manitoba’s ‘Between Colors‘ album, seeing as how Kelly and I will see them perform live as well shortly.
I can’t really much about this album except that is their fourth album release and the album cover is really pretty. So either they are Canada’s best kept music secret, or they totally have gone unappreciated for some time. I can go either way really. I did glean this from their website however:
“The Wilderness of Manitoba prefers to characterize itself as an evolving entity. The band’s newest album, Between Colours, is as far-reaching as anything in its catalogue. They feel that it speaks to what an album means to them: that it’s between the one previous and the next one along, and that each album is its own colour.”
So that sounds pretty cool…and it was. Key moments on today’s run included the tracks the opening ‘Big Track‘ which helped establish a great cadence early on, the slowly escalating ‘Disappearing‘ which provided some serene moments and rocky power chords, and ‘Big Skies‘ which enhanced my enjoyment of being back out running along the Friendship Trail and relishing the last remnants of Autumn. And then there was the jangly guitars riffs that resonate of ‘Tusk‘-era Fleetwood Mac on ‘Through Blue Light‘. Oh, and ‘Leave Someone‘ is bound to end up on someone’s break-up mixed tape…not mine – but someone’s.
All in all ‘m happy to be back out and running once again. I’ve missed it – even those stupid ABC drills. And although I’ve lost nearly all my run fitness at this point, I’m eager to get it back. But, hey, only time will tell. If I keep looping into great music such as this though at least I’m guaranteed to enjoy myself. And with that in mind, it’s off to Rochest-ah!