Speed it Up Running Playlist- Feb 2014

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 🙂

 

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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?

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