Monday, June 21, 2010

Jock Jams Vol. ME!

I've never been the type of person who was addicted to running with music. In fact, I used to never run with headphones on (of course, that was before the easy access days of iPods...gah, I'm getting old). However, now that my runs are getting longer and tougher, I'm finding it more and more pleasurable to run with music. Love it when the music synchs up with the moment I've got a huge hill to make it up. There's nothing more motivating, really.

So, here's where you come in. I need a playlist. Well, I need a couple of playlists actually. Since I'm only going to be running more and more, I don't think I can find enough songs. I spent some time looking up the "best" running songs, mixes, etc, but would love any suggestions you have!

And know that I'm all across the board on music genres. There are times when pop music just disgusts me (I mean, do I have to hear one more song about somebody's booty shakin'), and there are days when I need the beat. There are points in my runs where something a little more mellow works wonders. And other times when I need something fast and loud. So..if you have any suggestions, fire away. Eventually, I'll post some of the ones I've come up with.


carolineo said...

Depending on how you pace, when I get home to my computer I may have some suggestions that would work for you. I am NOT a runner, but I do similar aerobic things at the gym and find myself making playlists in my head. Im a nerd. :)

nLk said...

i've been in a music rut with my workouts too, but i usually use pandora (if you have an iphone). i put in black eyed peas or fergie or something ghetto and it's usually a good beat (and my guilty pleasure because some of the words aren't the best). if you don't have that, i'm not much help. i'm still listening to all of the music on my phone from like 2007, and it's mostly country so not very fast and motivating. if you put together a good list, post it :) good luck with the running!

Kristen said...


Molly Hargather said...

y'all are awesome. caroline, definitely send me some of your favorites.

nicole, wish i had an iphone (if they ever switch to verizon we're in), but i'll let you know when i come up with a good list! totally understand the guilty pleasure.

kristen, i should have known you'd say that :)

Gina said...

Check on it - beyonce
And Then What?- young jeezy
OMG- Usher


And must I admit that a little Britney Spears is always on my playlist!!!... Toxic,Womanizer...I love working out to Ms. Spears!!! haha, but seriously I do!

Kb_Mal said...

Love anything Jason Derulo, Drake, Sean Kingston, Rhianna and Jay Sean. :)