March 5, 2014
1. Let's run
I’m not really a professional sports guy, even though my record for running a semi-marathon (consisting in 21 kilometers straight) was exactly 2 hours. Before this event and after it, I continued to run weekly, but didn’t really got past the distance of 9, maybe 10 kilometers. Right. Absolutely every time I run, I listen to music, with my headphones on my ears, soaked from the sweat. This is how I changed two pair of headphones in about a year. Before each run, I carefully prepare a playlist or a few albums that I want to listen to, while running. Sometimes I forget to change the playlist, or to add new songs, mixes, podcasts or albums on it, so I blame myself for being such an idiot to run over and over on the same music. But I never ran more than three times in a row with the same tracks.
So when I heard about my old time fellow Remus Miron that he swam non-stop for 24 hours, I couldn’t believe it. I knew he’s a professional sportsman, but didn’t know too many things about his background in this sport. For me, he was (and still is) one of the most technical Romanian DJs around (by the name of Lektronikumuz), a vinyl freak and a connoisseur with a solid opinion when it comes to the real deal in music. So was this actually possible? How could this be? I tracked him down to find out how intense this experience was for him and to discover how powerful a connection between music and sports can become for a music enthusiast.
“You can feel your eyes overreacting; you can feel that you could start crying instantly, if you think again at those people with health problems, people that don’t leave your mind for a second when you swim.”