Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Music or no music?

So I'm working really hard right now on the "ultimate playlist"?
There is so much that goes into it.
I log a LOT of miles on my treadmill.
With four kids at home and a full time job I squeeze my runs in where I can.
Usually it's as soon as I walk in the door from work, before I make dinner.
I don't watch TV .. it just doesn't motivate me.
Don't interpret that as I don't watch TV in general .. just not while on the treadmill.
Music has always been a huge part of my life .. and I find it VERY motivating while running.

When I create a playlist I have to test drive it.
Then I often move songs around, remove them, add them.
See I know for me right now songs 7 and 8 are a tipping point.
They are hard milestones. Once I'm through them I know I'll hit my groove.

With all that being said I am constantly looking for good running songs.
Brace yourself.
I'm about to reveal one of my secret recipes ...

Workout U1  (the U stands for "Ultimate")

Rolling in the Deep, ADELE
Poker Face, Lady GaGa
The Beautiful People, Marilyn Manson
I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
Shakin' Hands, Nickelback
Howlin' for You, The Black Keys
Womanizer, Britney Spears
7 Things, Miley Cyrus
Supermassive Black Hole, Muse
Lose Yourself, Eminem (this here is my power song)
I Lovee Rock 'n Roll, Britney Spears
California Love, 2Pac
Pour Some Sugar, Def Leppard
Something In Your Mouth, Nickelback
So What, Pink
Single, Natasha Bedingfield

Have you lost any respect for me??
What power songs get you in the mood?
What pushes you through the tough stuff?
Or do you even listen to music?


  1. Silly girl! Why didn't you point me here when I asked for your list? Thanks for the list. I'm going to tweek a little cause I don't run as long as you do :p

    I agree with you though, I think music is much more motivating than TV. Maybe its because we usually move to music (dancing) but most people just sit their ass on the couch to watch TV.

  2. LOVE Rolling in the Deep... I may just add that song twice just so I can smile when it comes on the second time :D

    I think I'll have to look into more of these songs here. I need some more upbeat songs but not really into the current mainstream songs... not that I won't like any, but just haven't listed to enough to know. Thanks for the ideas :)

    So glad I found your blog by the way...


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