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Good morning, and Happy Monday! Since most of us are probably dragging our bums back to work today (and maybe looking forward to some holiday time off), I thought I would share one of my favorite pick-me-up songs:

[spotify https://play.spotify.com/track/0ZPHHXmmW3nVoDBe3YUdmm]

Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” is one of my go-to workout songs, and an awesome driving-with-the-windows-down, blasting-the-radio tune as well. The combination of a great beat and inspiring message always pushes me when I’m starting to tire out in the middle of a run. (No pun intended!)

As a person who has a tendency to overthink things or just get worked up over tiny details, this song is like the perfect light-hearted message from a friend, giving me a nudge and saying, “Hey–take it easy!”

My favorite lines: “It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on,” “Live right now. Yeah, just be yourself. It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else,” and of course, the reassurance that “Everything will be alright.”