Are you someone who exercises with music? I most definitely am. When my iPod got stolen, I was most upset about losing the $2.00 silicon case that could attach to my armband. Thankfully, I found a new one but it was close. I run with my iPod Nano, 5th generation. Soon I’ll do a post about the Nike+ device that I use to facilitate my running, but today, it’s all about the music.
I want to talk about my playlist, and, if you’re so inclined, I would love suggestions. However, I’m pretty picky on what music I listen to. It’s got to be catchy, with lyrics I can sing along to (in my head… usually), a good beat, and, most importantly, it’s got to make me want to dance. Admittedly, it’s not hard to get me to dance, even if no one wants to see it. But dance music really makes me want to move, and that helps while I’m trudging uphill on kilometer 19.
My playlist is also very eclectic; I’ve got a wide selection of classic rock (Chuck Berry through the Stones and on), a few choice Miley Cyrus (Supercool, superhot, living like a rockstar!) tunes, angry country, and some dirty rap and hiphop. Here’s a bit of a selection to give you an idea:
I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
Sin Wagon: Dixie Chicks
I Will Survive: Gloria Gaynor
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Jukebox Hero – Foreigner
Til I Collapse – Eminem
No Tomorrow – Orson
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
We Will Rock You – Queen (Of course!)
Grace Kelly – Mika
The New Workout Plan – Kanye West
Whip My Hair – Willow Smith
Check it Out – Will.I.Am
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Like a Prayer – Madonna
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich – Lady Gaga
When I Grow Up – Pussycat Dolls
Bust a Move – Young MC
Welcome to the Family – Little Big Town
I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked – Ida Maria
That’s only a small, small sample. But get the idea? What kind of music do you listen to? Any must have songs? If you’ve got the Nike+, what’s your power song (incidently, mine’s Til I Collapse, Eminem).
As for my training, the half is this weekend you guys! I’m headed to Kelowna tomorrow morning. I’m so excited, and mostly not nervous. Stick around for a race report, and happy Thanksgiving to all!
P.S. Watch for me stopping to dance every time Wannabe comes on…