I’ve mentioned before that I am always scouring for fresh music for my workouts. While doing this last week I came across an awesome band! Anyone heard of Awolnation? At the time, I thought I had discovered some obscure band (which is what I prefer to listen to when I’m not running). But apparently their song Sail has made it on to the radio and is pretty popular.
I just love finding new music. It’s kind of like young love as weird as that sounds. Once you’ve listened to the song or album too many times, it seems you can never get back that feeling you had when you first started listening to it. I usually have to listen to songs several times before they grow on me. I rarely come across songs that I instantly love but Sail was one of those.
Here are a few more that I really like. They aren’t really songs I run to but they are fun for all the driving I’ve been doing lately.
My husband likes Awolnation but he tells me these other songs are awful…I don’t know…agree to disagree!!
“Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.” -Allan Bloom
When I first started getting into working out (years ago), I would just listen to whatever my favorite songs were at the time. I could go from Jewel to Muse to Cake in one workout. When I started getting serious about running last year, I found that I was craving a different kind of music. Now I can only listen to upbeat rap and pop while I am running. Once I put a song on my running playlist, I stop listening to it anywhere else. If it comes on in the car I turn the station. This way, it helps my mind view these songs as “running songs”. It has helped a lot with motivation. Occasionally, I will hear one of my running songs in a restaurant or club or something and I get this overwhelming urge to just take off running!
However, it can be time consuming scouring itunes and the weekly charts for new music all the time but I think the motivation and distraction a good song can provide are definitely worth the trouble. Some people don’t believe in listening to music while they run. Maybe one day I can get there but today is not that day.
I always appreciate finding people who share their playlists online so I decided to share mine today. (If you are not a big pop or rap person, you will hate my playlist)
“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.” -E.Y. Harburg