Marathon Training Update/Running Playlist

So, as you may know, I decided to run the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon this year as part of my 30 by 30 list.

When I first started training, I was like, “Oh yeah! I GOT this!” and was super excited and energetic.

lets get down to business

But now that I’m halfway through with training, I’m starting to wonder why I signed up for this thing in the first place. Waking up at 6:00 a.m. on Saturdays to run long distances and then dealing with the constant exhaustion (and inability to stop eating…seriously, marathon training makes you hungry ALL. THE. TIME.)

i hate this running

But, I know that it’ll be all worth it in the end when I get that medal and that green shirt that says “Finisher” on the back! So I’ve got to keep going. And nothing helps get me pumped up more than my running playlist!  If you’re starting on a goal to run this year, be it a marathon, half marathon, 5K, whatevs, I thought I’d share the tunes that psyche me up during the hours of grueling runs.

Tell the World — Eric Hutchinson

Upbeat and peppy, this song actually makes me smile when I run.

Bootylicious — Destiny’s Child

Since having a baby, I jiggle a lot more when I run now. Which, thanks to Beyonce and the girls, I’m not ashamed about!

Fighter–Christina Aguilera

This totally makes me feel like I could karate chop someone without missing a beat on my run.

Roar — Katy Perry

I’ve got the eye of the Tiger, a fighter, dancin’ through the fire. 

Get the Girl Back — Hanson

Because reasons.

Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka

Again, because reasons.

Go Your Own Way — Fleetwood Mac

The rolling beat on this keeps me going!

Kings and Queens — Audio Adrenaline

OMG. Watch this video and try not to cry. And also try not to let it inspire you to keep going even though you want to give up.

Do you have any songs that amp you up for a run?

All Hallows Eve Jam Sesh

Happy Halloween guys and ghouls! As you start trekking your way up and down the streets of your ‘hood or hitch a ride with the headless horseman to a haunted house, you’ll need some hauntingly good tunes to jam out to. Luckily, I’m here for you. I was a deejay for a few years after all so I know what I’m talking about (*full disclosure, I never got to actually pick the music. Except once. And I totally chose Freebird. Mostly because it’s a long song and I needed to heat up a Lean Cuisine and hit up the vending machine for a Diet Coke…but I digress…). Here’s my wickedly good Halloween Playlist to get your ghoulish groove on!

 

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

You know I couldn’t make this list without a HP classic!

 

Monster Mash

You can’t have Halloween without this song. Its like trying to have Christmas without 24 hours of A Christmas Story. 

 

Thriller

Another obligatory Halloween song. This is technically mine and Huff the Hubs “song”. Seriously. It was our first dance song.

 

I Put a Spell On You

We’ve already established that  Hocus Pocus is the best Halloween movie ever made. And this song–though an oldie–is still a goodie.

 

Werewolf Bar Mitzvah 

If you’ve never watched 30 Rock, you’re seriously missing out. Don’t believe me? Watch this:

 

Be safe out in the streets tonight, goblins! And don’t forget to check your candy for razor blades!