First Playlist

When I first started running I would walk out my front door and just take off. It would be me on a road. I would run for over an hour listening to the sounds of the morning. It was joyous and relaxing for me. I would let my mind wander visualizing my running performances and goals. I was never one to grab an ipod to listen to music while I ran. If I attempted to listen I would end up turning it off or tuning the music out completely. I was never like most runners. This was both a good thing and a bad thing. I believe it is important to focus on your goals. However, there does come a time when you should relax a bit and enjoy your run. It is very important to never forget how lucky you are to be able to walk out your door and TAKE OFF RUNNING. With this being said, I have asked one of my dearest Friends, Leah Schroeder to help me develop a few play lists for runners to enjoy.

We work so hard training and focusing on every aspect of running. It can become overwhelming and exhausting. On your easy long run days I encourage you to let yourself go. Listen to music or silence, whatever is your cup of tea. Just make sure one of your runs each week is fun and relaxing. Each season is long and treacherous. With our goals always staring us down, we will not lose sight of them.

This Christmas take that itunes gift card you found in your stocking and download some hits to propel you through the winters training.  If it were up to me to help develop a playlist, it would primarily be Taylor Swift songs. As a matter of fact, it is pretty safe to say that my current play list is predominately Taylor Swift.  Below you will find 2 different playlists each is roughly an hour in length. The music genres are quite different. So pick a song or two from either list or download the entire list. It is up to you. I just want you to relax and enjoy your gift of running.

Playlist #1:

1. Matchbook Romance- Monsters

2. Matchbox Twenty- How far we’ve come

3. One Republic- All the right moves

4. Pink-Try

5. Papa Roach- Time is running out

6. Placebo- Running up that hill

7. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus-Face down

8. Robyn- Dancing on my own

9. Slim Thug- I run (remix)

10. All American Rejects- Move along

11. Avril Lavigne-My happy ending

12. Kanye West- Stronger

13. 30 Seconds to Mars- This is war

14. Incubus- Dig

15. Third Eye Blind- Faster

16. Kelly Clarkson- Catch my breath

Playlist 2:

1. Belinda Carlisle- Heaven is a place on earth

2. Eddie Money- Take me home tonight

3. Edward  Maya- Stero Love

4. Ellie Goulding- Lights Bassnectar remix

5. Enrique Iglesiaa- Just wana be with you

6. Natalie Merchant- Wonder

7. 10,000 Maniacs- Becasue the night

8. Madonna- Like a prayer

9. MGMT- Kids

10. Prince- When doves cry

11. Sting- Desert Rose

12. Spin Doctors-Two princes

13. Roxette- She’s got the look