Yesterday I ran the Staten Island Half-Marathon. I didn't run good time, but it was a huge personal victory for me since I came into 2008 ten pounds heavier, smoking, and with a hamstring injury that I thought would never heal.
On the race course, some kid decided to aim his speakers out his bedroom window to provide music to the runners. I heard him changing the radio station until he came across "She's Always a Woman" by Billy Joel. Then he clapped as we ran by.
I'm sure he meant well, but that song isn't going to make its way on to my running playlist anytime soon.