Thursday, March 12, 2015

Running(/Walking) Songs of the Moment

My favorite form of exercise is power walking. I really can walk for long as I have a good playlist. Leaving my headphones at home is basically the same thing, if not worse, than leaving my sneakers at home. I change it up from time to time, but do have token favs that I always keep.

In honor of the 10 k I'll be walking/running tomorrow, here's a top ten running playlist.

#1  Good warm up song: Riptide, by Vance Joy

This one's mellow but upbeat at the same time and will be definitely starting me off in tomorrow's race.

#2 Token happy song: Honey I'm Good, by Andy Grammar

My sister just sent me this song last week, and I was HOOKED from the first five seconds.

#3 Token Taylor Swift Song: Shake it Off, by Taylor Swift

#4 Angry Avril Song: Rock N Roll, by Avril Lavigne

#5 When you need the extra push: Work Bitch, by Britney Spears
This one is ALWAYS on my really gets me up the steepest hills.

#6 The happiest beat song that makes me think I too can surf: Oh Cecilia, by The Vamps ft. Shawn Mendes

#7 For the climb: Elastic Heart, by Sia
That's right folks. Your fav Even Stevens's star Shia LaBeouf is featured in this vid!

#8 That song that magically gives you more adrenaline. I Lived, by One Republic

#9 "It's YOUR RUN Song." My spinning teacher always leaves the last song as "your song". Meaning, you go at your pace, your moves, whatever you want. Whether you're in a race or it's your usual morning run, it's important to remember that you're doing this for have fun!

#10 Don't forget to cool down/stretch properly! Let it Go, by James Bay
This one is so full of soul and really forces you to slow it down and breathe. Congrats, you did it!

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