So, ever since I started running a couple of weeks ago I’ve been getting a lot of requests for me to share my running mix playlist. Because iTunes does NOT make it easy to export playlists to any form of readable text, I’ve put off figuring out a way to share my playlist with all y’all. In the end, I basically had to make a screenshot of my iTunes Running Mix playlist and share it below in photo form. It’s a pretty big playlist but I like having a bunch of songs just play randomly … it’s a nice surprise when a song starts playing as you zone out during your run.
I was given an iPod Nano Touch mp3 player last year and because I always have my iPhone with me, I never found a use for the little device … until now. I don’t want to run with my iPhone (for fear of dropping it) but I simply MUST have music playing when I run. So, I dug out my Nano and voila — the answer to my problem. This iPod Nano comes with the Nike+ app built in and, as far as I know, it’s the only Nike+ app that allows you to track walks (as opposed to always having to track runs with the larger, iPhone app). Paired with some super light, super inexpensive Sony earphones (not earbuds, I hate shoving buds into my ears) this iPod Nano does the trick for me.
And here is my long, 60+ song Running Mix playlist:
I really didn’t put much thought into compiling this list … I really just sorted thru some of my other playlists for the best uptempo songs I could think of. As I said, I like the surprise when a new song comes up on shuffle. Oftentimes, a really good surprise can give me that burst of new energy to keep running. I’m sure I’ll be adding (and maybe taking away from) this list in the coming weeks and months … but these are the tunes that are helping to fuel my runs. If you have any suggestions, please pass them along.
Today is a run day so … I’ll be hitting the pavement this afternoon, after I finish work. To be honest, I’m looking forward to my runs. Taking a day off from running every other day seems to be working for me. I get a day to recuperate and get excited about running again. I started my running training exactly 2 weeks ago today. I’m running farther and longer these days then I was when I started so … I’m well on my way to my goal.
OH and for you runners out there who want to connect with me socially, I created a profile at DailyMile here: http://www.dailymile.com/people/trentvanegas If you have a DM profile, let’s be friends! Happy Thursday!!