Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm lacking certain details...

First, you should all know that I'm not "a runner." I'm not one of those people who "just needs to go for a run." Never once in my entire life have I ever felt compelled to go running. I do run, but it isn't my exercise of choice. That would be volleyball, or kickboxing, or swimming, or, you know, Wii Fit .

That said, I went running this morning. And I realized I don't have workout music. At all. So I'm asking for a favor. Could you please tell me a couple songs that are great to work out to? Please. I know you guys work out. I know you guys work out to music. So if you could help a sista out, I would appreciate it. Because if not, I'm going to spend the rest of my life running around to Amy Grant's "Breath of Heaven."

10 comments:

  1. Yay! Good for you! And of COURSE I have workout music. Where do I begin? I guess I'll just tell you what I've been listening to lately. Viva La Vida (Coldplay), 4 minutes (Justin Timberlake and Madonna), The Twilight Soundtrack (which is really good even if you don't like Twilight), Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Enchanted soundtrack (i.e. Ever Ever After by Carrie Underwood). Welp, good luck with that.

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  2. Hi girlie! I hope all is well. I feel like i stumbled across your (adorable) blog just in time for this post... go here for my faves...http://munchercruncher.blogspot.com/search/label/Workout%20Playlists

    I hope that helps! xoxoxo

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  3. i think it's best to work out to music that makes you want to punch someone,{rise against, panic! at the disco, fall out boy, incubus, the hives, paramore, the white strips, etc} rather than music that makes you want to choreograph an interpretive dance to {breath of heaven}.

    fladah!

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  4. hmm...i can't help you out. i don't work out. we even bought an exercise bike i don't use...anyways i just wanted to say hello and that i miss your face!

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  5. I find that music that you can dance to is music that is also good to run to. And I mean like freak dance, not ballroom dance. That kind of stuff has a good beat, which keeps you going, even if you're not really in the mood to run.

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  6. Oh sista girl- you KNOW I have songs for you! Here are a couple suggestions: Piece of me- Brittany Spears (it makes you think of everyone who has ever wronged you and makes you go harder trying to prove they're wrong... or at least prove to them you're hot); Get it Shawty- Lloyd (it's just hot); The Ascent of Stan- Ben Folds (maybe this one's just a me thing...); Pump it- Blackeyed Peas (How can you not be motivated by a song that repeatedly tells you to "pump it"???); Whip it- Devo (I just get a kick out of a song all about a whip complete with whip sounds); No Sleep 2Night- The Faders (good and upbeat); Stronger- Kanye (great for when you get to those hills and your quads are burning); Anything Justin Timberlake (I don't know... the man makes me want to move!) Paper Planes- M.I.A. (SO catchy- a definite fav.); The World at Large- Modest Mouse (Good especially for warming up or cooling down); Time is Running Out- Muse (It'll have you convinced that time truly is running out and you'd better hall hiney); Unwritten- Natasha Bedingield (Because while you're running and hating life, this song will remind you that life beyond running is great); Funky Town- Lipps Inc. (I hesitate on this one a bit. You could either find yourself laughing because it's a rediculous song or wanting to punch the artist for making such an obnoxious song); Maneater- Nelly Furtado (Makes you want to have a killer body); Heartbreaker- Pat Benetar (the girl can rock); Such Great Heights- Postal Service (Makes you want to go to great heights... or at least complete your run) L.E.S. Artistes- Santogold (It's one of those songs that just speaks to you...); Imma Shine- YoungBloodZ (Because, well, you ARE going to shine); All right... that should get you started. Happy running!!!

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  7. Try http://inthegym.net. That site has workout music playlists organized by music type and workout type.

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  8. I usually run sans music, since I'm too lazy to grab the iPod before I leave (and armband it and everything), but I love running to the Memoirs of a Geisha soundtrack (I guess I'm not like a normal runner because I don't run fast) - it makes me less likely to overexert myself and less likely to claw my face off. Generally I run to slow, peaceful songs.
    But when I want to kick it back into gear - pretty much anything by Beyonce (Irreplaceable, Freakum Dress, Single Ladies), Missy Elliot, or angry music.
    Not happy songs, because I'm usually not happy.

    putroli

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  9. oh my gosh... did you ever spend sundays in Patrick's car? There is nothing you can't do to "Breath of Heaven"!!! If you like some really weird/free music, I download a podcast called indiesouprunner.com. Seriously some bizarro songs, but they have the beats per minute change tempo so you kind of warm up and cool down with the songs. well at least I know they pick up after a bit which makes me want to go a little faster! Are you doing the Rex Lee? I'm concerned about the whole... snow and cold at 8 am thing.

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  10. Um. Sunday's in Patrick's car? Was I there? I do remember 'Breath of Heaven' and I do remember Penelope, but I seem to have a hard time recalling anything of value happening when those two variables were intertwined. Or maybe... Simple solution. You + Me + External Harddrive = Everything You Need.

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