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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!
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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