The Motivational Music of Sonic the Hedgehog

The Motivational Music of Sonic the Hedgehog

For several generations of gamers, the words ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ conjure both fond nostalgic memories…and recent frustrations. A player’s age can be quickly identified by exactly which Sonic games they consider to be cornerstones of their childhood. Gamers in their late twenties and early thirties point to the classic, side-scrolling Sega Genesis games. The generation that immediately followed (including myself) admonishes a different era: the Sonic Adventure duology and the various 3D titles that followed. After a strange misstep on the Sega Saturn with Sonic 3D Blast, the Blue Blur burst onto the Dreamcast (and…

Musical Moment: Maybe – Sick Puppies

Musical Moment: Maybe – Sick Puppies

This category wasn’t mentioned in the original introduction post, but music can be a great spurt of motivation, either to move forward into a major life change or even just that last burst of will to finish a workout. My music collection has gotten me through many a tough time and enabled thousands of hours worth of fitness. For the first Musical Moment, we’re going way back…to 2009. In December of 2009, Australian rock band Sick Puppies (Shim you broke my heart, why did you leave?) released their third studio…