Running Playlist

In trying to find something positive this week and not being a Negative Nellie Oleson, I realized at this time last year when I ran on the treadmill I’d run at about 5.0, now when I run I alternate between a 6.0 to 6.3.

I actually hate running but it’s a means to an end. Mostly making my end smaller. When the thought of a smaller butt doesn’t spur me on, these are the songs that do.

Home For A Rest by Spirit Of The West — This song reminds me of my best friend and getting drunk. It never helps me remember the awful hangovers. The perfect way to start off a run.

End Of The Line by The Traveling Wilburys — This song has a great pacing beat.

End Of The Line by The Traveling Wilburys — I like it so much I play it twice

Turbulence by Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke — I know. I’m a 43-year-old mother and I listen to this. The horror!

I Like How It Feels by Enrique Iglesias — For the record, most times I don’t like how it feels. At All.

Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO — Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle yeah. My kids have made me promise I will never do this in public.

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen — It’s catchy. I got sucked in.

Back In Time by Pitbull — A mix of the 80s Dirty Dancing song Love Is Strange and club music. Booyah!

Lose Yourself by Eminem — Yep. Eminem is my guilty pleasure. *shrugs shoulders*  What can I say? In my head I’m still really, really young.

Last Night by Ian Carey — I had more than a few of those nights back in my younger years. Also, this past Saturday night.

Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes — Although if I actually danced to this song I would probably look like this.

Also, I can totally do the hip puppeteering thing. My kids have made me promise I will never do that move out in public either.

Hey Mama by Mat Kearney — How can you not want to run to this song?

Cinderella Man by Eminem — I have a slight crush on Eminem. He *may* be on my laminated list.

Dance With Me Tonight by Olly Murs — I also use this one when I’m cleaning the house. Dancing makes everything more fun! Except, apparently, when my kids are around.

On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons — Kinda makes me feel like I am on top of the world. I do the Carleton Dance to this. You’ve done it too, don’t lie.

Some Nights by Fun — The lyrics “What do I stand for” reminds me I stand for not falling down when I’m speed skating.

Lonely Boy by The Black Keys –My friend @jackstrawlane introduced me to this song when she showed me this video. How can you not love this guy?

Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis — Great running beat. Also, to slam down lemon drops. Not that I would know. I’m just guessing.

It’s Like That by Run-DMC vs. Jason Nevins — This song was first released on cassette. CASSETTE!

The Cave by Mumford and Sons — Perfect for cooling down and thinking about how good that glass of wine is going to taste which sometimes makes morning runs awkward.

What are your favourite songs to workout to?


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Sharon DeVellis is a mother, wife and writer who can uncork a wine bottle in less than 10 seconds but buys twist-offs for emergencies. She’s currently in therapy to stop talking about herself in third person.
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17 Responses to Running Playlist

  1. Amy Herskowitz says:

    It’s LIKE THAT…and that’s the way it is. Huh!

  2. alimartell says:

    I own exactly….three of those songs.

    perhaps I will need to look into some of these…since ohmygoodgod I need me a playlist now, don’t I?

  3. I love this playlist. Every song! I am not ashamed to admit how much I like Call Me Maybe. IT IS A FUN SONG, LET’S GO WITH IT. This is crazy! But here’s my number. So call me, maybe!

    Oooh, that’s going to be in my mind all day. Until…wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle, yeah.

  4. Suzanne Gilbert says:

    If I ran on a treadmill or anywhere else, these songs would be on my playlist.
    Crabbuckit by The Good Lovelies
    8:30 Newfoundland (This is Our Home) by Mike Plume Band ( maybe a cool down song)
    Tenessee Flat Top Box by Johnny Cash makes my foot keep time
    Rendezvous by Michael Kaeshammer
    Fearless Love by Melissa Etheridge I belt that out…in the house where nobody can hear me.
    Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits When you are in the groove
    Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf.. again as you are coasting along
    Drunken Daughter by Great Big Sea – oughta get you going

    • Sharon says:

      What’s funny is I knew who Michael Kaeshammer was right away. He used to play in the Beaches Jazz Festival years ago (before Paul and I were married). It was magical seeing his fingers fly across the keyboard! Such raw talent.

  5. Kaari Cox says:

    I have “On Top of the World,” too, on my on-the-way-to-skating iPod playlist. It’s my current “the thyroid meds seem to be working again, hallelujah” song, replacing last year’s “Digging Deep” by the Melismatics. “On Top of the World” is nicely balanced out, on my playlist, by Theory of a Deadman’s “Hate My Life.” I don’t (hate my life, that is), but it’s a catchy tune and always makes me laugh. Just don’t let your kids hear it….

  6. I think I’ve written these exact words —> “Eminem is my guilty pleasure. *shrugs shoulders* What can I say? In my head I’m still really, really young.”

    Just one more thing we have in common :)

  7. Kat says:

    Other than LMFAO and the White Stripes, we have VERY different playlists :)

    although, I highly HIGHLY recommend some old school rock if you are so inclined :)

  8. Kat says:

    Nice list. I’ll have to try out a few of these. One of my favourites is My Body by Young the Giant. Remember the name by Fort Minor keeps me going and Lonely Boy just makes me happy.

  9. Jessica says:

    GREAT songs. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Home for a Rest. I used to be able to play the flute part!

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