Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Mixtape Motivation

I am super, hardcore into music. My friends seem to think that I have snobby taste - like I try to be a hipster about it. I DO NO SUCH THING. But I do appreciate obscure jams and I spend more time than might be considered normal to find find said "jams." That sounds hipstery, doesn't it? Crap.

Well - I feel like I should share the fruits of my labor with you all. Every runner needs good music to keep them motivated. Truth be told, I don't run with music. I like to run without distraction - but I do play music for all of my other workouts. I need something to get me through those ridiculous Insanity sessions! 

Here are a few tracks that you might consider incorporating into your playlist - some new, some old. Don't worry - these aren't the real deep cuts. We'll save those for another day. I do apologize ahead of time for profanity and general icky sentiments. As they say, "I just like the beat." 

Discuss: Leave a comment of YOUR go-to jam right now! What keeps you moving?

1. Classixx - I'll Get You (Do You Like Bass?)
 2. Elliphant - Down On Life
3. Big Boi ft. Phantogram - CPU
4. Foals - My Number
5. Rihanna - Phresh Off the Runway
6. Elliphant - Ciant Hear It
7. Marc Ronson ft MNDR and Q-Tip - Bang, Bang, Bang

I have rights to none of these - just sharing the love. Please download (legally) anything you like! :) CYA.


  1. That Rihanna song always works for me! Otherwise I've been listening to the same Girl Talk mix for like that last two years. I guess I should dl some new stuff!

  2. Fly by Nikki Minaj and Rhianna!

    "I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
    I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
    To fly
    To fly"

    It always puts a clear picture of crossing the finish line in my mind :)

    1. Definitely! I've got it on the playlist for sure.

  3. I could see how all of those songs would get you moving. I actually stopped listening to music on runs once I got into trail running. I actually do feel music helps me go faster, but there is something to be said for being completely along with your thoughts on a long run.

  4. I totally agree. I get lost in my mind when I'm running - total therapy and I would hate to ruin that with noise. But like I said, some of those cross training sessions need a little background music to keep me jacked. I am curious about how racing with music would affect my performance.