I just don’t understand how some people do it. How do they go out for a long run without any music? I’m so conditioned to have headphones in my ears. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t buy the newest fitness gadgets every year or need the best running gear….I wish I could afford that!
My ipod is about 6 years old. 6 years old?!?! That sounds crazy. My fiance gave it to me for my birthday a few months after we started dating…….awwww. Can you believe that I haven’t broken it by now?! 😉
When I go for a run, I’ll get out to clear my head and I NEED some jams blasting in my ears.
Ok so that’s not completely true. I went for a short run with a friend the other day and I didn’t listen to music. It was great and challenging! Holding a conversation and keeping pace with a running buddy is hard work!
Wow this post is already so random.
Basically, it’s simple math.
Sammy – music = a run is not going to happen.
Sammy + music = moderate to decent run.
Sammy + new playlist = better, faster, longer run ====> happier Sammy
How do I find new music?
- I love sifting through playlists from other bloggers! Share the motivation!
- I’ll Shazam something I hear on the radio or check out the top singles in Itunes.
- ANNNNDD at work I’ve been known to stand outside the door of the yoga studio and Shazam a song that I like. Dork. Yes, I know.
- Also, I just read that Jennifer Aniston took Jimmy Fallon’s History of Rap skit and made a playlist with those songs. Great idea. I will be doing that.
THEN, I buy the singles on Itunes.
My current playlist is actually labeled “new songs” on my ipod…..but let’s change that to Speed It Up Running playlist. It’s gotten me through a few recent 5 mile runs…so I’ll call that speedin’ in up….almost time to train for the next half marathon, don’t ya think?
Don’t worry, I have PLENTY of other songs that I’ve loved and that have gotten me pumped up for a run! I’ll be sure to share those with ya 🙂
Did any of your favorites make the cut?
What songs motivate you? Anything new that you’re loving or do you jam out to old school?