Pull Out Your Dancin’ Shoes — It’s Time to Exercise!

womanrunninglegs.jpgMusic is an aspect of running and working out that makes the experience an enjoyable one for me. Sometimes, listening to a few good tunes makes a bad workout a better one, or an easy run a bit harder.

I want to share with you today the playlist I have been listening to during my last few workouts. You will find some of the oddest selections and some that make perfect sense. Either way, they work for me, and I have shared with you some some of the reasons why I think they do. I know that some of the explanations sound a bit weird, but I, too, am a bit weird. (:

I hope you find something that you can use for your next workout. Let me know what works for you!

My Rockin’ Run Playlist ( I know, I am a dork!):

I’m Alive by Celine Dion (Nice to warm up to . . . I always think of my body waking up and being “alive.”)

Are You Gonna Be My Girl? by Jet (I love to pick up the speed right when he says “GO!”)

Ain’t No Mountain by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Of course when you are working out, this is perfect for telling yourself that no mountain is high enough. This song is also special to me and my mom.)

Stronger by Kanye West (A little bit explicit, but I love the tough, “what doesn’t kill me will make me stronger” theme. Is gets me goin’!)

You Know I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse (I love Amy Winehouse despite all of her issues, and this is one of those angry songs that makes me run a bit harder — sometimes a little bit of attitude makes me push myself more.)

Love Is Free by Sheryl Crow (She is just the best, and this is such a feel-good song!)

Another One Bites the Dust by Queen (What workout is complete without Queen? During this song, I like to think of all the people I am passing while running . . . “And another one down, and another one down . . .”)

Life Is A Highway by Rascal Flatts (I always think about running down the highway . . . fast. Somehow, this song just works for me and my adrenaline.)

Love Song by Sara Bareilles (Love her voice and love the lyrics. The beat of the song helps me to move!)womanstretch.jpg

No One by Alicia Keys (She is just so cool, and this song is another one that helps me to bust my butt!)

Lady Marmalade by Various Artists (Happy memories from family vacations — always helps to pass treadmill time!)

Many the Miles by Sara Bareilles (Again, I love her voice and the lyrics to this song; it reminds me to appreciate life)

That’s Life by Michael Bublé (Michael Bublé is one of the closest living people to The Great Frank — Sinatra, that is! This song reminds me of all the naysayers and pushes me to prove them wrong.)

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel (It’s Billy . . . come on! Nuff said.)

Reason by Hoobastank (Great cool down song!)



Filed under March 2008, Run

6 responses to “Pull Out Your Dancin’ Shoes — It’s Time to Exercise!

  1. Amanda

    All great songs! I actually have all but the Kanye West song on my ipod…so I will have to check that out. Sometimes I get a little too pumped up by music and run too fast! But, a tough run never hurt anyone…right? Thanks for the suggestions!

  2. Cristina

    I know this comment is slightly off topic, but I remember you mentioning to me that you were going to write about some topic, maybe the Self Challenge and discuss the group on Facebook I created. I’d like to be apart of that posting by chance.

  3. Cristina — Absolutely! I am soon going to discuss the second part of the SELF challenge (I just got my issue today), and I am planning on mentioning your group. Email me at eatprayrun@hotmail.com and we will talk more!

  4. Cristina

    Email sent. I got my issue today at the newsstand.

  5. Thank you for this lovely site, i hope you have time to visit mine.. (: http://www.welovelyrics.com/

  6. Diana – I am glad you enjoy the site. Thanks for reading!

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