Are you on a fit in 2012 wagon? I haven't set any specific fitness or running related goals for this year and am trying to just keep fitness and running part of my life (although I would love to run a race during this pregnancy if I can find one that fits timing wise).
Music makes a big difference in those workouts where I am either a little less than motivated or am being particularly challenged... basically anytime I have to work out in a gym, on any cardio machine, or for those really long runs. What is it about a gyms that make you want to head right back out the door? The music they play and the background sound of all the cardio machines whirring is enough to make me cut any workout short just to get out of there. So I rely heavily on my favorite running playlist that I crafted during marathon training to help me block all of that out and get into a zone.
These songs helped me keep moving during long training runs and now they are helping me keep going at my seriously slow preggo pace. They are not the most current nor songs I might listen to at any other time other than working out. Sometimes the words are ridiculous (honestly most of the time I don't listen to the words).
But the beat works for running. Some songs are perfect for when you need that extra push for a sprint session, others for when you need to cruise for distance. Some give this happy upbeat feeling and others give an "I am going to kick ass" focus.
- Holiday - Green Day
- Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
- Burnout - Green Day
- Mr. Brightside - The Killers
- Forever - Chris Brown
- Skater boy - Avril Lavigne
- Everything to Everyone - Everclear
- I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
- Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
- Kick Some Ass - Stroke 9
- Happy Boys and Girls - Aqua
- Get The Party Started - Pink
- When I Grow Up - Garbage
Happy running! Now go kick some ass.
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