Hello! Happy Sunday everyone, is it Sunday?
Hope you are all OK and looking after yourselves. Gosh my second blog post in a week after an 18 month dry spell. Actually it’s been nice getting to know my blog again and it’s a perfect excuse to take myself off and away from the other 4 (plus dog) inhabitants of this overcrowded house. As running seems to be my primary ‘go to’ exercise of choice, today I decided it was about time I put a new running music playlist together.
Back to Running
Like many people during this challenging time, I’ve taken up running (again) and joined the hordes of new or ‘lapsed’ runners that seem to be pounding the streets everywhere you look. Yes there are days where I will stay indoors but I do need, at times, to get out for some fresh air, some exercise and to escape from the family. I hasten to add that I am really valuing the time I’m having with the family but sometimes I do need my space, they need me out of their and I need to attempt to fight off possibility of all the extra weight gained as a consequence of constantly comfort eating! 3 teenagers, a husband working from home, a dog, temperamental WiFi connection are regular trigger points that get me reaching for junk.
Setting a Fitness Challenge
So back to running. For me, like the Gym, running for me is a way to relieve stress, re-frame worries or stuff I’m anxious about or a time to switch off; concentrating solely on getting one foot in from of the other and getting a step closer to finishing. Whilst Gyms remain closed I can still go out for a run. So when we went into lockdown and were told we could go outdoors to exercise daily for one hour max I decided to challenge myself to run 3 times a week and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 3 weeks. Truth is I never look forward to going out for a run but once I’m out I think its only a small amount of time in the great scheme of things so best just get on with it. Plus it’s free and time starts the minute I venture outside my front door. I tend to go out late so that there are less people around and it’s still light enough to run in my local park (which is something I am hugely grateful for at them moment). I had one mad thought recently to train the dog to run with me but let’s just say that’s firmly been moth-balled for the time-being.
Prior to my break from this blog, I did rather love putting a music playlist together whether for running or the Gym and these were always really popular. So I’ve decided to put together a new one. It killed an afternoon, took my mine off eating the kids Easter Eggs and gave me a good excuse to spring clean my own music playlists (well I’ve spring-cleaned everything else out). Plus I signed up for the Apple Music 3 months free trial (and why not) so had more tunes to choose from.
Time for a New Running Playlist
Running Playlists are a great way to motivate you to push harder, run a little faster or a means of taking your mind off that steep hill you need to get past.
I would normally have a running list of about 15 songs but for me 10 is enough to get me through a 5 km run.
So here’s my new Spring Running Music Playlist:
All available to download.
- Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
- On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
- Instant History – Biffy Clyro
- Bury It – CHVRCHES (ft. Hayley Williams)
- Stupid Love – Lady Gaga
- Irresistible – Fall Out Boy
- All Goes Wrong – Chase & Status (ft. Tom Grennan)
- Sucker Punch – Sigrid
- Higher Love – Kygo & Whitney Houston
- The Monster – Eminem (ft. Rhianna)
Hope you enjoy it!
For more running music playlists take a look at My Playlists page