What’s on my running playlist? 7-29-13

Hello, everyone! Another long run yesterday! This week, it was 5.31 miles at 12.6 minutes per mile. I got an Addaday roller and used it for the first time! It seemed to really help loosen up my legs. I will be writing a blog post with photos and first impressions of it very soon. Now, on with my running playlist!

This weeks songs are:

What Faith Can Do
Kutless
(This one is a little slow for running, but just “happened” to end up on my playlist. It was exactly what I needed to hear this week. Sometimes God speaks in funny ways, but He is always right on time.)

Best Days of Your Life
Kellie Pickler

Doin’ Dirt
Maroon 5

Have a Nice Day
Bon Jovi

Sweet Thing
Keith Urban

Getting Ready
Miranda Lambert

That’s the list for this week! What are some of your favorite songs to listen to while you run, walk or work out?

What’s on my running playlist? 7-15-13

Hey everyone! Sorry I am late on posting this! I had a little injury last week and the doctor suggested I temporarily change my run/walk intervals. I dialed it back a little, and I am feeling much better! I am learning that I have to take these things seriously in order to stay healthy and keep moving forward in my training. My long run this week was 4.36 miles at a 13 min/mile pace. Not too bad considering! Here are the next five songs on my running playlist!

Love Won’t Leave You
Avalon

Viva La Vida
Coldplay

Take You at Your Word
Avalon

Trash Day
Butch Walker

Here’s to Never Growing Up
Avril Lavigne

Well that was quite a mixture! I hope you are finding these interesting! Let me know what songs you have on your workout playlist!

Never. Give. Up.

“Why is this so hard?!” “I can’t do this.” “I want to quit.” “What was I thinking, signing up for a half marathon? I can’t even run 6 miles!” “I should just forget it. I can’t do it.” This is the cold, negative, logical (or so I thought) side of me. This is the person that so many of us have a tendency to become as we get older. Something happens to us as we become adults. We forget how to dream, how to wish, how to believe anything is possible. Whatever happened to the girl who dreamed…the one who believed I could do anything? I’ve realized something lately. She’s still in there. When a run gets difficult, and I don’t want to go on, I dig deep and I hear her. She says “Keep going.” “Never give up.” “Believe.” “You can do this.” I press on, and I finish. Maybe not as fast as I would have liked, maybe not as…comfortably as I would have liked, but I finish. Deep down, I knew I could. God absolutely knew I could (and would), but sometimes that old negativity comes to the surface and seems so much louder.

When things get difficult, I am trying to bring out that dreamer, the girl who believes I can do anything. I can be an adult with all of this life experience, but I can be a dreamer, a believer, a wisher as well. This is the person God wants me to be. Little by little, this is the person I am becoming..

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What’s on my running playlist? 7-1-13

Today was my long run! I still have days that I struggle (or sometimes even moments of struggle wrapped up in the good days), but I am getting better all the time. Today I ran 4.69 miles, with a 12.1 min/mile pace. I am up to a 3 min run/1 min walk ratio. This is still a challenge for me at times, so I think I will stick with it for awhile (maybe a LONG while) before increasing it. I feel good about where I am right now with my running, so I am not going to push myself so hard that I get injured.

Now on to my running playlist for the week! Here are the next five songs on my list.

Shadow
Britney Spears

Sick of You
Selena Gomez

Valerie
Cast of Glee

The Day We Fell Apart
Kelly Clarkson

Misery
Maroon 5

I hope you are finding some ideas for your own workout playlist here! Please feel free to let me know any suggestions you might have. I am always looking for new running music!