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Running Motivation: Five Tunes to Power Your Run

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Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday Five! Today I am sharing Five Tunes to Power Your Run. I have an eclectic taste in music, but for exercise I tend to stick to a lot of Top 40 songs. However, I am also an 80’s girl and love tunes from that era as well! I have to admit, I don’t always listen to music when I run (and NEVER ever on my bike), but sometimes it can really help pull me through when I am having a hard day!

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Five Tunes to Power Your Run

Here are 5 tunes that make me happy & help me pick up the pace:

1. Party Rock Anthem by: LMFAO-I love this song!  When it comes up on my iPod, I always pick up the pace, it is fun, and really gets me moving! I’ve been known to play it 2 or 3 times in a row on tough runs! 🙂


2.’Til I Collapse by: Eminem- I was never a big Eminem fan, until I came across this Ironman Triathlon Video that had the song “‘Til I Collapse” playing in the background. Now, this is one of my favorite motivational songs for long runs or crazy brick runs! Check out the Video, it’s 3 minutes & 40 seconds long and very Inspirational!!


3. Billie Jean by: Michael Jackson– So here is where I bring in my love of the 80’s 🙂 I am very fond of “Billie Jean”, but just about any Michael Jackson gets me moving! I love the beat of “Billie Jean” & “Beat It” as both songs help me pick up my cadence, not to mention the nostalgia that comes into mind as I run along thinking of my former roller skating rink days!


4. Dynamite by: Taio Cruz- Back in 2010, when my daughter was 1, I began to slowly exercise again.  I joined our local YMCA, where they provided 2 hours of free child care a day as long as the parent was doing a fitness related activity. What a life saver that turned out to be!  I started doing step aerobics and swimming again, which eventually led me back to running, then triathlons!  “Dynamite” was a super motivational song that was played often in the aerobics class. Now, when I hear it, it reminds me how far I have come in the past 7 years! I started out only being able to run 2 miles to becoming an Ironman Finisher in that time!!


5. I Will Follow by: U2- U2 is one of my favorite bands of all time and this song is a classic! It is so inspiring and really makes me want to just Go! Go! Go! when I hear it. I actually have a playlist of 20 songs that is called my “Go To List”  for when I am really suffering and this is #1 on the list!

So Tell Me…

What are your Five Favorites? I am always looking for new music to add to my iPod, so I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a Great Weekend!

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Wednesday 11th of April 2018

I don't commonly comment but I gotta tell appreciate it for the post on this perfect one :D.


Monday 5th of March 2018

I am always up for some new songs. My race playlist though always starts off with the Rocky theme song! Du du du du du du du du du

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

Monday 5th of March 2018

My running playlist is complete without at least one MJ song thrown into the mix. I always seem to get a little extra pep in my step when one of his songs comes on.


Monday 5th of March 2018

These are all so great! The right music can make all the difference in the world.

I haven't been listening to much music on my runs just because we've been talking so much but when I do listen, it's been to The Greatest Showman Soundtrack.


Sunday 4th of March 2018

I'm not the biggest fan of Eminem (mainly because I just don't like rap, haha), but I will admit that he does have some really catchy songs! I have a pretty random taste in music, so my playlist is all over the place!