Day 14. National Blog Posting Month.
Well, it took 4 days but I finally recovered from my first run last week. I wasn’t surprised how much I hurt, after all, I did just get cut open and have a new human being removed from me not too long ago! I’ve been counting the days until I could go again. And, yesterday was that day.
When I started running last year, I went out with only my cell phone so I could “MapMyRun”. I didn’t listen to music, or the radio, or an audiobook. I loved listening to the sound of my feet hitting the pavement. It wasn’t until much later that I started listening to music. Of course, it made for much more interesting running as well as encouraged a quicker pace. I decided that to keep me motivated on these early runs, it might be worthwhile to listen to music.
While perusing Pinterest, I’ve seen a lot of pins for running songs, ie. “100 best running songs”, “top 10 running songs”, “summer running songs” etc. I’ve looked at a few and thought, “Meh, I can do better”. As I talked about in my post Music, I am a sucker for a good hook. If a song has a good beat and melody, I will probably like it. So, before my run yesterday, I went through my music list and compiled a running mix. Here’s what played on my run:
- Pink – “Just Like A Pill”
- Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
- Pink – “Raise Your Glass”
- Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
- Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close”
- Daft Punk – “Giorgio By Moroder”
- NIN – “Head Like A Hole”
- Deadmau5 – “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff”
So let me ask my followers who run – What do you listen to?