Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mile 11

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I haven’t mentioned it on here but once, but this Sunday I’m running a half marathon. I've been training since May and I’m super excited to sleep in on Saturdays again run it. My week has been all about nutrition, hydration, attempted sleep and music.

And this is where you come in. Where I need your input.

Mile 11 is either really good or really tough – depends on the day – some days running just sucks ya know? But I've started building my playlist this week and realized that I am falling short in the category of motivational music (and I’m not talking Amy Grant motivational).  

There is nothing worse than trying to stay energized and having something by Rascal Flats or Enya come across your Pandora. Major Buzzkill! So I’m skipping Pandora and going for a playlist of songs I love.  

Here are some of my favs. What else do I need?

Half by Ashley Krieger on Grooveshark

What's your favorite workout song?!
XO, A

18 comments:

P!nky said...

Applause, Poker Face and Just Dance by Lady Gaga

Let it Rock - Kevin Rudolf

List of Demands - Saul Williams

3 -Britney Spears

Lights Camera Action -MR Cheeks

Yeah, random huh? These are my faves, all have a good steady beat.

Whit said...

Pompeii - Bastille

I Can - Steven Cooper (GREAT TUNE)

Hummingbird - Alex Clare

Burn - Ellie Goulding

And you know I have many many more :)

Whitney said...

Just added some songs to my playlist last Friday!
Roar - Katy Perry (my current jam!)
Magic - B.O.B
Royals - Lorde (surprisingly motivational, for me at least)

Good luck on Sunday!!

The Pink Growl said...

GOOD LUCK BABY GIRL!!! you are gonna kill it! And I am so jealous that you are doing this! I SOOOO want to be able to do it too. I'm a big fan of Tyga - Make it Nasty, Do my Dance. Big Sean. Old School Luda. T-Pain - Booty Wurk. Travis Porter - AY Ladies. I could go on for days...

Lindsay @ Love In Her Eyes said...

good luck lady!!! You are gonna do awesome!! :) I love listening to Ozzy/Black Sabbath. Something about that screaming angry music that gets me going ;)

Maegen Mills said...

First of all I am so glad I found your blog. I am doing my first 1/2 marathon in April and I think I'm screwed. I am not an avid runner so I need to start training now. Any advice?

Songs you need! Blurred Lines|Robin Thicke
Come & Get it|Selena Gomez
Sweeter|Gavin DeGraw
Sail|Awolnation

Whitney said...

Good luck girl! You'll do great!!

Vett Vandiver said...

yay for finding another ATL blogger!! best of luck on your half marathon, the blog is awesome!

Rachel said...

I'm working on my playlist for my first full in two weeks. Here's a few I enjoy...I'll be checking back with this post later for more ideas! Hope you get some good suggestions.

Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons
Kings & Queens - Audio Adrenaline
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Young and Fabulous said...

i am SO SO proud of you!! okay ill let you in on my lil gansta fresh beats that GET ME GOING recently

Up Down (T-Pain)
Pop That (French montana)
I wanna rock (Snoop Dogg)
Mercy (kanye)
Wild for the night (ASAP Rocky and Skrillex)

EEEEE so excited for you!!!!
xoxoxox

MeganRaeMeier said...

Holy Grail - Jay Z & JT
Exotic - Priyanka Chopra feat. Pitbull
Live for the Night - Krewella
Come & Get It - Krewella
Gold Rush - Clinton Sparks

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Kristen said...

Good luck! you will do awesome (and become addicted to races!)
My favorite running songs are
Part of Me-Katy Perry
I love it-Icona Pop

Mateya said...

You need Wake Me Up by Avicci! Totally got my through my last half!

Also Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke :)

Christa said...

Fall Out Boy: "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark"
Five Finger Death Punch: "Far From Home"
Lincoln Park: "Encore"
Lupe Fiasco: "The Show Goes On"
Obviously I have no clue what the kids are listening to now a days. ha! Good luck girl!

Shannon said...

As silly as it sounds, all the little punk bands of last decade totally have good "get pumped" music.

Blink 182
Sum 41
Good Charlotte

All their hits keep me running. (When I do run - it has been far too long).

Britt said...

You are going to kill it! Some of my favorite songs to run to at the moment are the following:

This is what it feels like-Armin van Buuren
Sweet Nothings (feat Florence Welch + Diplo) Calvin Harris
The Boxer-Chemical Brothers
The Veldt-Deadmau5
Pogo-Digitalism
Set It Off-Diplo
Paddling Out-Miike Snow
Tonight is the night-Outasight
What Now-Rhianna (R3hab remix) this is my jam right not
In my mind-Ivan Gough (Axwell remix)

Clearly I like remixes/music with strong beats. These are all songs from my 10K playlist. Enjoy!

Katie said...

I feel ashamed over how long this list is but I couldn't help myself. Obviously you won't need all of these(or any of them) but hey, if you ever are wanting something new, you will have this list.

1. The Fighter - Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder
2. Last Chance - Nicki Minaj
3. Magic - BOB
4. Wonder - Emeli Sande
5. Want U Back - Cher Llyod
6. Danza Kuduro - Don Omar
7.. The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco (I don't know why I am including this and it would probably suck to run to but I love this song. Fun fact: I can rap this whole thing.)
8. Synthesizers - Butch Walker
9. Work That - Mary J. Blige
10. Radio - Hot Chelle Rae
11. Downtown Girl - Hot Chelle Rae
12. I Like it Like That - Hot Chelle Rae
13. Upgrade You - Beyonce
14. Radiation - Gavin DeGraw
15. Outta Here - Esmee Denters
16. All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
17. All Of the Lights - Kanye West
18. A Public Affair - Jessica Simpson.