If I didn’t have my iPod, it’s quite possible that I just wouldn’t exercise at all. I’m not one of those people like D (cough – freaks) who enjoy getting all breathless and sore for the sake of being breathless and sore.
I need motivation. I need distraction. I need music.
At the moment, I am trying to compile the perfect soundtrack for an hour long run. The following tunes are songs which regularly appear on my “Exercise” playlist. I understand that there will be serious music fans out there who might baulk at The Pixies and Destiny’s Child being grouped together but I care not. They make me want to keep running.
SONGS TO RUN TO
Hotel Yorba – White Stripes
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Elvis Ain’t Dead – Scouting for Girls (I challenge you not to sing along)
Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf (Very good for fartlek training)
Professional Widow (remix) – Tori Amos
Valerie – Mark Ronson (feat. Amy Winehouse)
White Trash Wedding – Dixie Chicks
Crazy in Love – Beyonce
Respect – Wheatus
Somewhere Else – Razorlight (play this at the end of a run and imagine the applause is for you!)
Come Home – Placebo
Bootilicious – Destiny’s Child
Debaser – Pixies
Now, here’s where I’d like your help. I’d like to add more songs to this playlist and need some inspiration.
Can you suggest any songs to run to?