I decided during one of my daily runs this fall, at 78 degrees, 70% humidity, that I really need to update my running playlist. When I finished and started to scroll through my phone I realized my  playlist was entitled “Jen Chicago Marathon Training 2012.”  Well… 2012 was quite a few years ago! As I was struggling  through my third of four hilly stretches and feeling inspired and somewhat old listening to Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” I thought about how long it had been since “Hanna Montana” was a constant in our house. I find myself pushing the SKIP button a lot which, honestly, at 48, takes a lot out of a gal! I need to scale down and delete all of those songs that no longer inspire me. Before I change things up I thought I’d share my top ten songs that have kept me going since 2012, whether it be three miles, ten miles, or further.  Although, with this summer and early fall’s heat indexes, lately 3-6 miles is my limit!!  I haven’t run a race since September 2017.  I usually try to train for at least one a year, if possible.  I guess it’s time to look into my next one!
1st of 2 Chicago Marathons 2011 (Chicago is the FLATTEST and most fun marathon! The city really puts on the party and it’s awesome!!! Highly recommend!)
Vermont City Marathon 2015 (Third and final marathon.) Hot and hilly, this puppy KILLED me!!! Thank goodness for my sister who got me through it! Fun fact: my husband finished, walked back to our hotel and showered and had walked back to the finish to greet us by the time we got there!!!  Yeah, he’s that fast!
 
  1. I’m a Believer Smash Mouth
  2. Gonna Fly Now Theme from “Rocky”    Bill Conti
  3. The Edge of Glory Lady Gaga
  4. Come to Me The Goo Goo Dolls
  5. The Sound of Sunshine  Michael Franti and Spearhead
  6. I Will Wait  Mumford and Sons
  7. Save Me, San Francisco  Train
  8. Riptide  Vance Joy
  9. Mister DJ Rihanna
  10. Sweet Child O’ Mine  Guns N’ Roses
Adirondack Ragnar Relay 2016 Team shirts (We were all Moms mostly from the same neighborhood!)
 Ragnar Ready!
Ragnar Finish in Lake Placid New York!
 
Saratoga Palio Half Marathon 2017 Saratoga Springs, New York
 I’d love to hear what favorites you all have on your playlists that inspire you to go further and faster! I need to look into registering for a race to get me motivated and I’d love to know what songs  work for you!  Scroll down and leave me a message!!  Happy Running friends!     
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12 responses to “Running Playlist

  1. While I am less a running friend and more a sitting friend, I did enjoy your post! I loved seeing the familiar faces in your pictures!

  2. Molly ? and I are up to 3 miles walking a day. I have so many favorites but my latest repeats
    1. For King and Country – Never Give Up
    2. Toby Mac – Everything

    I’m pretty much dancing down the street ?

  3. Hey Jen!
    Love your blog, it’s a great way to see what is going on on your life!!
    I don’t run but I enjoy my music, here’s a few of my fav’s??
    1. Sky Full of Stars- Coldplay
    2. Take it All Back – Judah and The Lion
    3. Make Me Love You – Gwen Stefani
    4. Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit

  4. Hey Jen!
    Love your blog, it’s a great way to see what is going on on your life!!
    I don’t run but I enjoy my music, here’s a few of my fav’s??
    1. Sky Full of Stars- Coldplay
    2. Take it All Back – Judah and The Lion
    3. Make Me Love You – Gwen Stefani
    4. Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit

  5. So many fun memories on those runs…..especially Ragnar……..I don’t ever want to do it again…but so fun! I’d like to share my playlist, but my 13 year old got Apple Music and deleted all of our old playlists???. I have been running to Eminem’s Lose Yourself since 2002…..E version!!!! Never gets old.

  6. I never run with music but today in honor of your blog I gave it a try! I ran to a U2 mix and loved it! Ran 1.00 minute per mile faster than normal, my dog actually laid down mid run in hopes I”d stop!

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