My Running Playlists

Thursday, 12 November 2015

First of all—how beautiful are these running shoes??? Such an eye-catching colour that I neeeeeed in my life. I began running in March/April this year and, although I've not been consistent, it's definitely helped me to feel a lot healthier. Combined with swimming here and there, I've still got a long road ahead of me, but at least I've stepped foot out of the door. I wrote an entire blog post back in May about beginning to get fitter, which you can read here! One thing that I cannot run without is music, and I've developed a few playlists to motivate me to run further and faster. I love learning what music other people listen to when they run, and so I thought that I would share my playlists with all of your beautiful faces!

Pitch Perfect—as a massive lover of this film duo, their soundtracks are one of my favourite things to listen to when I'm running. Having music with an amazing beat really gets my adrenalin pumping, and these soundtracks are perfect for that! As some of the songs are a bit slower/less inspirational, the specific songs that I listen to are: Don't Stop the Music, Let It Whip, Riff Off, Right Round, Trebles Final (all from Pitch Perfect #1), Car Show, Riff Off, Jump, World Championship Finale 1 (all from Pitch Perfect #2)

Vans Warped Tour 2013—my friend Sophie and I went to the Vans Warped Tour in London back in November 2013, and as I didn't know many of the bands, I made a playlist of their best hits before we went. I still love this playlist now, and it makes for amazing running music. The songs that I am drawn to are: Show Me The Way (Billy Talent), Gloria (Canterbury), Say My Name (The Younger), Ocean Avenue (Yellowcard), Only One (Yellowcard), Young Heart (We Are The Ocean), Like We Did (The Maine), Love and Drugs (The Maine)

'You Are My Deepest Fear'—I actually have no idea where this playlist came from, nor how its name came about. It may have been a genius playlist from songs already in my iTunes, or it may have been a playlist that I discovered on 8tracks. Regardless, it's a great compilation of slightly rocky songs. If you liked the previous playlist, this one will be for you as well: Hit or Miss (New Found Glory), If These Sheets Were States (All Time Low), The Middle (Jimmy Eat World), Gives You Hell (The All-American Rejects), The '59 Sounds (The Gaslight Anthem), Dead End Dreams (Man Overboard), Boomerang (The Summer Set)

NOW 86—for some unknown reason, this album managed to wiggle its way onto my phone. I wouldn't usually opt to listen to the genres found on NOW albums, but NOW 86 is my absolute guilty pleasure. It was the first album I listened to when I began to run, and I still come back to it from time to time to mix things up. My favourite songs on it are: Roar (Katy Perry), Counting Stars (OneRepublic), Talk Dirty (Jason Derulo), Burn (Ellie Goulding), Royals (Lorde), Best Song Ever (One Direction), Bonfire Heart (James Blunt), Bang Bang (Will.I.Am), Count On Me (Chase & Status), Afterglow (Wilkinson), What Does The Fox Say? (Ylvis)

These four are the main 'playlists' that I will listen to, but from time to time I will just pop one of my favourite albums on. You Me At Six's 'Hold Me Down' comes to mind, as well as Sia's '1000 Forms of Fear'. What music do you listen to when you run/exercise? Is it similar to me, or do you listen to something entirely different?

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