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Caffeine for the legs

Isn’t it amazing how music can give you new physical energy? I have noticed this numerous times now with my training for my trip. I knew it before of course, but it was noticeably confirmed so to speak. I got a bit bored listening to a life coach thing I found on youtube while doing a short 6km walk today and changed to some electro swing music. The beat immediately made me walk a bit faster and full of energy, I was almost hopping or dancing my way home, 13kg rucksack, heel blister and all!

There are two songs that have almost become mottos for my trip. The one is an old Louis Armstrong song which starts like this:
I’m walking on air
For I left all my blue days behind
I’ve learned how to care
And there’s love, really love on my mind

The other one is by┬á5 In Love incorporating not only my hiking trip but my life journey as well. These are the wisest words I have heard in a long time ­čÖé

Swing What You Got by 5 In Love

I met a wise man on a mountaintop
And then I asked him “What’s the secret, pop?
The people down below we all want to know,
How to play the game of life before we got to go.”

He looked at me and said “I’ve pondered long
Listening to mother nature’s song
And let me tell you, son, life ain’t just for fun
But if you want to have a ball here’s how you get it done:

You got to swing what you got to save your soul!
Swing what you got b’for it gets old
When troubles gather round
Don’t stop then to frown
Just put on your dancing shoes and dance them out of town
The world is full of music, don’t you know?
Not just what is on your radio
So here’s my answer boy
For everlasting joy
Just swing what you got to save your soul!

You got to swing what you got to save your soul!
Swing what you got b’for it gets old
When troubles gather round
Don’t stop then to frown
Just put on your dancing shoes and dance them out of town
The world is full of music, don’t you know?
Not just what is on your radio
So every gal and gate
Come on lets celebrate
And swing what you got to save your soul!

I challenge you to try and keep your feet still while listening to the extended remix by Cab Canavaral https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifpBx2wFzR8

Keep swinging!
Cheers