No time to hesitate
Those who run seem to have all the fun..."
--Madonna ("Hung Up")
So in honor of the Boston Marathon today, I felt compelled to do another post about running. Did you know that it's my LIFE GOAL to run the Boston Marathon? It really truly is. (So sayeth the girl who didn't even run once this past week. But I did manage to haul my ass out there yesterday and run 6.3 miles. Like I said before, I'm consistently inconsistent.)
Anyway, I am someone who needs to have music when I run. Hearing myself huff and puff and breathe loudly totally psyches me out. I get all focused on how short of breath I am which, in turn, makes me miserable. So the loud music is vital for drowning MYSELF out.
(It IS TOO me. I always wear matching pink when I run. While smiling and wearing makeup.)
And I HATE having to fumble with my iPod if a slow(ish) song comes on right when I'm struggling to get up a hill. There's nothing worse. So, over time, I have tweaked my playlist accordingly so that all my songs are up-tempo and RUNNABLE (my new word).
These are my current faves:
1. Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas
2. Toxic/Womanizer - Britney Spears (Actually, all her music is surprisingly runnable. Slutty, yet runnable.)
3. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club (No joke! It has a great running tempo.)
4. I'm Shipping Up to Boston/Tessie - Dropkick Murphys
5. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
And my all-time favorite running song? You will NEVER believe it...
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Sadly, I'm so not kidding you guys. Whenever it comes on, I play it overandoverandover again. It has gotten me up steep hills. It has kept me going in races. It has given me wicked bad 80's flashbacks. But whatever! It's totally my go-to song of choice.
What are your favorite running songs? Please share!