I made the commitment to workout, mainly run, at least 3 times a week this year. I haven’t been perfect these first couple of weeks but I have made it happen at least twice each week. That’s a huge improvement from last year. Granted, we are only a few weeks into the year but I am determined this time. I have made it a part of my self-care routine and I know that it helps me manage my stress. Which, by the way, I have a lot of thanks to my new full-time status as a college student. (I’ll save that for another post though.) However, in order to workout I have to have a great playlist! Music is the soundtrack to my workout! I know I am not alone in this feeling.
When I was in the Army, we weren’t allowed to listen to music while we did our physical training test. It made the 2 mile run the most boring task! To me, the playlist sets the tone of the run. If I want a leisure run then I choose music with a little less tempo. The days I am motivated I choose a faster paced playlist. You get what I am saying…the music I choose is the pace of my run. Plus, it’s like having friends on your run with you.
Since I am just now getting into running consistently, I went onto my Spotify account and started creating the different playlists. As much as I would love to share every song on each playlist, it’s just impossible. You would probably stop reading after the first 30 songs. Never mind the fact that each playlist has at least that many songs, if not more. Instead, I decided to rummage through each playlist and pull out some of my favorite songs. That way I can provide you with a condensed version of my workout playlist.
Some of you young ones might be wondering what some of these songs are. To tell you the truth, I am probably showing my age with this playlist but I just can’t help it! These songs are CLASSICS! If you don’t do well with curse words then please make sure you choose the “clean” versions of some of these songs.
Regardless of your age, these songs are sure to get you motivated! Just make sure you keep running and don’t stop to dance LOL. I will admit to having that urge a time or two! I mean who doesn’t want to stop and dance to Get Low, Yeah! or Stacy’s Mom?! Seriously though, why can’t running be fun too? The playlist you choose can definitely make it more fun!
So enjoy the songs I love to run to and if you have a favorite playlist or even just a favorite song you run to then please drop it in the comments below! I would love to add it to my playlist!