Playlist::Power Walk 1

Power Walks:  Walking briskly on hilly roads while wearing 1-pound weighted hand gloves. I do a 3-mile lap around the neighborhood which takes about 50 minutes – after which I perform my normal 30-minute workout (weight-training, abdominal & butt-sculpting, stretches).

I prefer tunes with a fast tempo, not unlike those I use during my indoor cardio workouts.

17 songs
1 hours, 8 minutes

Jet City Woman Queensrÿche
The Beat Goes On Sonny & Cher
St. Elmo’s Fire John Parr
Summer Song Joe Satriani
Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant
Wild Boys Duran Duran
We Didn’t Start the Fire Billy Joel
Somebody Save Me Cinderella
Call Me Blondie
Shock to the System Billy Idol
Gloria Laura Branigan
Baby I’m a Star Prince
Need You Tonight INXS
Any Way You Want It Journey
Dying Miss Crazy
Mow Miss Crazy
Cold Hearted Paula Abdul

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80’s Blast::St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)


(anyone who thinks otherwise can go jump in Lake Minnetonka)

I’ve been “power-walking” (walking briskly on hilly roads while wearing 1-pound weighted hand gloves) 2-1/2 miles each morning before picking-up the weights. I set-up a Playlist on my iPod specifically for this cardio workout. (More on this later.) One of the songs has proven to be especially inspiring:

John Parr
St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) (1984)
from the album John Parr (1984)

from Wikipedia
“David Foster and John Parr were contracted to write a song for the film, but Parr struggled inspiration for the lyrics. Foster showed Parr a news clip about the Canadian athlete Rick Hansen, who at the time was going around the world in his wheelchair to raise awareness for spinal cord injuries. His journey was called the “Man in Motion Tour.” Parr decided to help the campaign by writing words that would fit vaguely with the film, but which directly referenced Hansen’s efforts.”

In addition, this song just so happens to be the theme to one of my favorite (80’s) movies:  St. Elmo’s Fire (1985).


(boogooda-boogooda-boogooda-ha-ha-ha)

The film stars the 1980’s version of the Brat Pack:  Rob Lowe, Demi Moor, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Andrew McCarthy – with Andie MacDowell.

I am SO in love with Jules’ apartment.



12 Fun Facts You Probably Never Knew About St. Elmo’s Fire (the movie)


Just for the record, “St. Elmo’s Fire” IS a real phenomenon (in spite of Rob Lowe’s character stating otherwise in the film).

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