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Friday Five: Running Songs For Every Playlist

Today I'll be linking up with Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?, and Mar from Mar On The Run for their Friday Five Link up! Every Friday, these lovely ladies host a huge link-up with a different theme.  It's a perfect link-up for a lazy blogger like me.

Today's Friday Five topic is Five Songs To Pump Up A Workout, so I thought I'd pick some songs that I LOVE to run to! I hadn't been listening to music while I ran over the summer, mostly because I was running in the dark so much. But now that I've been running in the daylight more, I've plugged back in (so to speak, I'm wireless). I love music so much, and it's a big part of my life, despite the fact that I can't sing. Here are five songs that I find myself listening to over and over again while on the run!

My Body by Young The Giant

This is probably my favorite running song ever. EVER. I find it powers me toward the end of a rough run when, well, "my body tells me no, but I won't quit...". It's like the lyrics are actually coming from my own mouth as I force myself to keep going. Check it out and thank me.

Rule The World by Walk Off The Earth

I have no idea where I came across this song, but it's been a constant on every running playlist I make now. It probably has to do with the lyric, "They say slow slow slow, I say go go go.". I like this song for a long slow run because it's not too fast of a tempo to fire you up, but it's perfect to keep you going.

Blaze On by Phish

If you didn't know, Phish is my favorite band, and I've seen them about 40 times. This is a new song that they introduced during their summer tour and I love it. I like this for hill repeats because it pushes me due to this lyric, "You got one life, blaze on.".  It impels me to give it my all on every repeat.

Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi

This is my go-to jam for race day. Nothing pumps me up more than this song. Yes, it has explicit lyrics, but you know I love a good f-bomb. Such as this: "People tell me slow my roll, I'm screaming F*ck that.".  The Remix is where it's at too, because when the beat drops it's on.

Hollow Moon by AWOLNATION

This is another one with a little F-bomp droppage, but it's become a favorite of mine for speedwork. The beat is amazing and I find myself really ready to fly when listening to it. There's a good tempo change in it which is perfect for speeding up then recovery. I also just really love this lyric: "Motherf*cker I'll be back from the dead soon.".  Just seems to go hand in hand with speedwork, ya know?

What are your go-to songs for running?


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