Monday, November 14, 2011

Motivation Monday*: Music to Keep Me Moving

*Notes from a knitter who is attempting to run her first marathon.

I am fortunate to live in an area with beautiful running paths.  During most of my runs I am happy to enjoy the natural ambiance of the trail: the wind rustling the leaves of the trees, the bird calls, and the gurgling of the nearby Sacramento River.

The Ribbon Bridge - When I reach this point in the
marathon I will have less than 5 miles to go.

Once in awhile though, I'd rather not listen to the sound of my own feet hitting the pavement, and I need a little music to motivate me.  On those days, I am extremely grateful for the invention of the ipod.
I can put my headphones and know that a few happy and funky tunes will energize me.  Just for fun, I collected a few songs from my running playlist here to share with you:
(I found YouTube links for some, and tried to link to an MP3 player for others.  I hope this works!)

Iwoya  - Angelique Kidjo

Son of a Preacher Man  from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack
Son Of A Preacher Man

Beautiful Thing  - Conya Doss
Beautiful Thing

Change  - Joy Denalane

Dr. Feel Good  - Travie McCoy

What about you?  Do you have music that gets you in your groove when you need a little boost?  I would love to hear suggestions from you to expand my playlist.


  1. I am on a kick of listening to KC and The Sunshine Band on Pandora then pulling the songs from that to shuffle into my running playlist.

  2. I can run for pretty much ever to the Black Eyed Peas (their older stuff, especially). I'd tell you Def Leppard is good for that too if I were willing to admit that sort of thing in public, but I'm not.