If my husband can run in an Elvis costume, I can run with my IPod!
I've been running to a Couch to 5K podcast and the music seems to help me a lot. So last night I endeavored to create a playlist for my first 5K, which is on Saturday. I probably made it more complicated than I needed to. I tried to keep the beat of the songs relatively similar, which led to the dismissal of some songs that I really like. But I have found the songs that meet my criteria: songs I enjoy, appropriate beat, and songs that I think will distract me, if necessary. I'm sure that more than one person will hear me singing outloud while I'm racing Saturday. Hopefully I won't bother anyone!
I aimed for about 35 minutes of running songs, since my goal is to finish in 35 or less. Then the last song is my cool down song. It always reminds me to breathe, think about my accomplishments and thank God for what He's provided for me.
Without further ado, my 5K playlist...
"Shut Up & Let Me Go" - The Ting Tings
"Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
"Ready to Go" - Republica
"Tambourine" - Eve (I could only find a sample of the explicit version, but I have the clean version on my playlist)
"Local God" - Everclear
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" - Beyonce
"Grace Kelly" - Mika
"Dead Man (Carry Me)" - Jars of Clay
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benetar
"Live Like We're Dying" - Kris Allen
Cool Down (hopefully!): "Born Again" - Third Day
What do you think?