I’ve blogged before that I was going to attempt to run while listening to music. And I’ve done that, now for about a week. Surprisingly, things have gone well (with issues formulating a playlist and keeping earbuds in especially during the rain).
Below is my playlist in the random order it just came up. I’m not sold on it, but it has done all right considering my big issue about running to music was coming across songs that annoyed me in the middle of a run. I am sure these songs eventually will annoy. We’ll see how my mood toward running with my iPod changes when they do.
As you can see, there is a wide variety of genres, an interesting mix. I’m not into the running cliché stuff other than “Born to Run,” and anyway, it’s Bruce. I’m into things that happen to entertain me while in out in street. A common theme I’ve noticed is that I’ve enjoy running to songs with strong percussion and/or fiddle/violin sections. Not sure why, but I do. They motivate me, I guess.
Trying to Drive, Aslyn featuring Zac Brown
Dirt Road Anthem, Jason Aldean
Bouncing Around the Room, Phish
An American Girl, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
The Old Apartment, Barenaked Ladies
Just a Kiss, Lady Antebellum
Best of You, Foo Fighters
Crank That (Soulja Boy), Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em:
Am I the Only One, Dierks Bentley
I Run to You, Lady Antebellum
Conquistador, The Ruse
Viva la Vida, Coldplay
Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
Marytr, The Ruse
Johnny B. Goode, Elvis Presley
Alive, Pearl Jam
If I Die Young, The Band Perry
As She’s Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
America Town, Five for Fighting
My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
Any suggestions? I will be adding at least a song or two soon. Seeing commenter MirandaLambert2012 on another Peachtree blog entry, I realized I had forgotten to put Miranda on this playlist.
Also, I have decided this music thing is OK for going out in the neighborhood training, but I won’t be listening to music in races, especially the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The earbuds would certainly take away from the experience. Agree?