Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pick Me Up Playlist

I've had a case of the blahs lately.  We've been unusually grey outside and then add on top of that either allergies, sinus infection, general winter ick.  Yesterday I had a migraine so bad it took two (possibly three) Advil Migraines and a Zyrtec to get me feeling almost human.  I even ditched my run yesterday because of it.

I went into work today still feeling kind of yuck and while I was feeling better today I still didn't get geared up for my run.  So what did I do to motivate myself?  I create a new play list.  I'm play list silly and I know I have mentioned it before but music is an obsession and sometimes it can make or break my run.  I should add that I only have music if I am on my own.  But if I'm with friends, it is not so important.


Today's play list turned my day around and changed a short 20 minute run into a 32 minute four miler on the treadmill.

I think there was only maybe one repeat track on here from my last list.  It was fun.

All My Life - Foo Fighters (Love me some Foos)

Diamonds - Rihanna

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC (oddly enough this was fun...love Bon Scott and honestly I just zoned out and ran but it got me going).

Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott  (absolute blast of a song has a really good beat to it and the timing was perfect towards the end of my run.)

Ho Hey - The Lumineers

Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars (still haven't burned out on this one)

Lost in the Echo - Linkin Park (love, love, love Linkin Park, this song came on 2nd to last and really got me going)

One More Night - Maroon 5

Rope - Foo Fighters

Space Age Love Song - Flock of Seagulls (yes, they had another good song other than I Ran...this is probably my favorite)

Run - Flo Rida featuring Red Foo from LMFAO - (Another super fun song...starts out "You might not want to jog on this one..." plus it riffs on Bryan Adam's Run to You and has Red Foo an a smidge of Party Rock Anthem and Sexy and I Know it thrown in)

Something that I want - Grace Potter (Hello, Tangled)

Brokenhearted - Karmin (happy, poppy an sunny)

So that's my most recent play list. It certainly made me smile.

Anyone have any songs that cheer them up on the blah days?