Tunes Thursday: My Latest Running Mix

I’m running a half marathon this weekend. B and I signed up a few weeks ago, and I’m so excited! After last year’s marathon-training-gone-wrong, I have been weary of running long distances. We have done a handful of 5ks and other short runs since my tibia and metatarsal have healed – but a long run? Like double digit? Not until last month. And it has been fine! So, I was eager to get a race on our schedule and this weekend’s race fits in perfectly with our training runs – AND B’s sister is running it too!

So in honor of this week’s race, I’m sharing a super belated Running Mix. Some of these songs are old by now, but I’ve slowly been adding them to my playlist and as the runs grow longer, so does the list. They’re a mix of upbeat happy songs that make me want to move. As always, these songs are on my What I’m Listening to Spotify playlist (among other songs).

Rockstar – A Great Big World (one of my new fave bands)

Wings – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Really, I just love Macklemore. Otherside and Same Love are also AMAZING)

The House That Heaven Built – Japandroids

Only Wanna Dance With You – Ke$ha

I Love It – Icona Pop (the lyrics sometimes just pump me up and remind me to ENJOY my runs)

This is The New Year – A Great Big World

Round and Round – Imagine Dragons (this one is good for a lonnnnng hill)

Some thoughts to ponder:

What’s on your Running Mix?

Do you have any races coming up?

What do you consider a “long run” vs. “short run”?

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