As I have shared many a times, I have a love hate relationship with running. However, as the weather warms up, I can no longer excuse myself from getting back to the feet hitting the pavement. To help with the encouragement, I found a race for the huzband and I to run together this spring. It’ll be my first race of the season and being early, my plan is for it not to be the last either. It is a 10K, nothing excruciating but enough of a distance to get my training for the season jump started. (10K = 6.2 miles) And because it is only 7 weeks away, there is no room for me to skip on any runs! So I just daily chant to myself “7 weeks, only 7 weeks” as I lace up my sneakers.
Being that it is a new running season, I decided to refresh my running play list with all new songs. Each season I change-up what I listen to for motivation and this season is no different. As well, I’m reaching outside of what I normally listen to to include a variety of music. So far these are the songs on my “run” playlist.
How did I pull together this somewhat eclectic mix? I’m glad you asked. Inspiration can come from anywhere and a few of these songs came out of my winter spin classes; songs like The Boxer (The Chemical Brothers), Rolling in the Deep (Adele) and Just Can’t Get Enough (The Black Eyed Peas) whose deep beat helped me push on. I pulled out an oldie but goodie, Jumper that is full of feel good memories; I may have to incorporate a bit more from Third Eye Blind. The huzband laughed at me when he heard me play Lambada, which according to him is not a very clean song. If you don’t know the song, it’s a Brazilian song I believe. There’s just something about the music in that song that takes my mind off of the pain of running! =)
The only problem with my playlist is it only has six songs. Right now that isn’t so much of a problem because my longest run is 45 minutes and I don’t mind the playlist looping a few times. However, I know I will need to add some more to it so that when I am running for more than an hour, I won’t get sick and tired of the few songs I have.
So here is a question for you, do you have any good suggestions for my “run” playlist? Perhaps there is a song out there that gets your toes a tappin’, your booty a shakin’ or your feet to running! What is that one song you love to run, bike, zumba, pump iron or whatever your exercise of choice is, what is THE SONG for you? I am ready and willing to incorporate all suggestions and give them a run!! So please, suggest away! I’d love to hear what your go to song is when you are exercising!