With my husband as inspiration I've mentally committed to running another 5k next month.
I "ran" in one last month, but did horribly due to the fact that I decided to run the night before, had no music, and was pushing my 2 year old in the jogging stroller. We got stuck behind a pack of slow walkers for a long time, which lead to an embarrassing finish time.

Next time I will do it right without kids, and my new little friend pictured above.

The problem with my ipod is that I will never be able to fill the whole thing, even as tiny as it is. I like music, but am not really into music, and I could happily survive on an island with nothing more than my Dave and some Stevie Nicks . (No, I don't "know" Dave, he is just my imaginary friend. But my real friend Matt and I like to talk about him like any day Dave is going to call us and ask us to join him on tour. )

So right now, I only have 42 songs...most of which are really girly and not great for running. So, if you have any recommendations (preferably something I can easily get from itunes) and preferably single songs because I don't have the attention span to listen to a whole record, I will be thankful, and think of you when I am out on the track gasping for breath.


I am Jen said...

You know, the one song I like running or doing the eliptical to is Eminem's title song from the 8 mile soundtrack..."One Shot" I think. The edited version is best without the "f" word. I get pumped with that song.

Colorsonmymind said...

Hi Alicia-

Congrats on running the 5K. I ran one-2 years ago. I would really like to do it again-but the big women's race here in Albany NY is always on the hottest day in spring. I hate the heat and don't run well in it.

I got an ipod arm band that really is great for running I got it on amazon I think and it was only around $20.

Anyway I also searched for good running playlists. I have 2 that I enjoy and would be happy to send you cd's that you could download if you would like. I am not a super big music person either. It really moves me but Iu am not drawn to it all the time.

Here is the playlists I could send you cd's of.

Playlist 1 - about 32 minutes
Back in my life-Alice Deejay
Call me- Blondie
What are you waiting for Gwen Stefani
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
Suddenly I see KT Tunstall
Around the World Les Girls
Deeper and Deeper Madonna
Eye of the tiger Survivor

Playlist 2 - 31 min
I got you (I fdeel good) James Brown
Gonna make you sweat CC music factory
Home Marc Broussard
Lose Control Missy Elliott
Shame Evelyn Chapagne
Holiday Madonna

Qiana said...

okay...here is a long comment, but I can't help it, I really love sharing music with people. These are all songs that I have bought recently on iTunes, and some actually make me smile, hopefully they may do the same for you!

Title - Artist
1234- Feist
A little bit more - Jamie Lidell
Beautiful Day - U2
Boombox - The Mosquitos
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Good Vibrations - Marky Mark and the Funky bunch
Headsfull - Amy Millan
I feel it all - Feist
Keep the car running - arcade fire
Multiply - Jamie Lidell
My moon my man - Feist
You know I'm no good - feist

I wish you all luck with your training and race!!!!

VDOprincess said...

Woohoo! I'm training for my first 5K, which will be run in November.

I personally like running to stuff that isn't too fast, but isn't too slow, either.

Favorites include:
"Let's Get it Started in Here" by the Black Eyed Peas
"Gone" by Switchfoot
"Candyman" by Aqua
Anything by U2

Gloria P. said...

how can anyone not mention Eye of the Tiger?!?!? :) It's great motivation! he he