HRH and I covered another 29 kilometers on our bikes this evening to compliment the 50k we did on Tuesday, meaning we’re about as ready as we’re ever going to be for our epic journey to St. Catharines this coming Monday.
So, how does a happy 11-year-old female cyclist celebrate such victories?
Why, by listening to the ‘Taylor Swift‘ album, of course.
This debut self-title album was released on October 24th, 2006, on Big Machine Records. Swift was 16 years old at the time of the album’s release and wrote its songs during her freshman year of high school. So, yeah, it’s broken hearts and pining for boys all the way, baby.
Can’t you just see how excited I am in the photo?
Still, the album enjoyed commercial success and launched Swift’s career in country music. In the United States, it topped the Top Country Albums Chart for 24 non-consecutive weeks, and was certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 5 million copies. ‘Taylor Swift’ has logged 275 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart as of early 2013, making it one of the 12 longest-running albums in the chart’s 57-year history. The album was also successful outside of Swift’s native country, especially in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The album has sold over 6 million copies worldwide as of January 2015.
What do I think?
However, if this is what my little cyclist likes to celebrate her victories in the saddle and get her all pumped up for Monday’s big ride, then so be it.
Who am I to judge?
I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
I shake it off, I shake it off.