Running Playlists


When I go running my music playlist is everything.  Without it, I would not be able to run more than a couple blocks!  I am a big fan of listening to personal development books like Think And Grow Rich and The Slight Edge.  And I have TRIED to listen to audiobooks while I’m running – but my performance suffers!  I need MUSIC.  Music has the power to take me from out of breath and miserable, to having that INTENSE FOCUS necessarily to to run for hours on end.

I have also used a NEW playlist for each half marathon I have ran so far.  When I first sign up for a race I scan iTunes and pick out the perfect tunes that I know will pump me up.  I create a play list and that’s what I train with, and that’s what I listen to on race day.  So now, everytime I hear Leona Lewis’s Bleeding Love, I think running in the Idaho winters as I trained for my very first race.  I think of the route I used most often during my training runs.  Running is therapy for me, and oddly enough I have had some deep moments of clarity while listening to Lady GaGa.  ;)

That’s right – Lady GaGa.  The thing is – the music I listen to while running is NOT the music I typically listen to!  I’m from Idaho and I’m a big fan of country music, and easy going RELAXING tunes to ease my mind.  But when I run I need a little less Rascal Flatts and Paramore, and a lot more Rihanna, Enimen, and Nicki Minaj.  ;)

So with that said- I present to you my running playlists for the first two half marathons I have done.  Stay tuned for playlist number 3 – the Pocatello Just Cuz playing list.  :)



Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

Secrets – One Republic

Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO

Moves Like Jagger – AudioGroove

Super Bass – Nicki Minaj

Born This Way – Lady GaGa

What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) – Kelly Clarkson

Blow - Rihanna

Good Feeling – Flo Rida

Not Over You – Gavin DeGraw

Love You Like a Love Song - Selena Gomez

Brighter Than The Sun – Colbie Caillat

The Champ – Nelly

Lose Yourself – Eminem

Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer



We Found Love  - Rihanna

In the Dark- Dev

 Cheers (Drink to That) - Rihanna

I Wanna Go - Britney Spears

I’m Into You - Jennifer Lopez

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

 Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna

Rolling In The Deep – Adele

The Time (Dirty Bit) – The Black Eyed Peas

Hold It Against Me – Britney Spears

Grenade – Bruno Mars

Forget You – Cee Lo Green

Tonight (I’m Loving You) – Enrique Iglesias, Ludacris

You And Me – Parachute

More – Usher

Ridin Solo – Jason Derulo