What’s on your Playlist?

Running isn't to be left to the dogs.

Running isn’t to be left to the dogs.

As an avid hunter, it is very important I stay in shape in the off-season. In recent months I have taken up running to help keep me on task. I have never been a “runner”, but I realize it is not that difficult. Like most things in life, it is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. (Okay, well maybe it isn’t that easy… but if I keep telling myself that, then maybe I will believe?)

Today I participated in the adidas® Shamrock Run in beautiful, downtown Portland, Ore. The Shamrock Run offers a little something for everyone, including 5k, 8k and 15k races, and even a 1K Leprechaun Lap for the wee-little ones. Well over 35,000 runners and walkers participate in this St. Patty’s Day event.  Today I was one of many runners taking a stab at my first 8k. It was a challenge running in a sea of green, but I managed to sustain my best mile time throughout the course and finish with my head held high.

Lost in a sea of green.

Lost in a sea of green.

In all my running adventures, I have found that the right music playlist helps keep me motivated and moving forward. So, what’s on my Playlist? A little of everything.

  • “Beautiful Day” – U2
  • “Best Days of Your Life”- Kellie Pickler
  • “Boom Boom Pow” – Black Eyed Peas
  • “The Climb” – Miley Cyrus
  • “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry (feat. Juicy J)
  • “Dead Man (Carry Me)” – Jars of Clay
  • “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” – Usher
  • “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
  • “Firework” – Katy Perry
  • “The Future Has Arrived” – The All-American Rejects
  • “Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys
  • “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas
  • “I Knew You Were Trouble” – Taylor Swift
  • “If” – Janet Jackson
  • “I Want to Know You” – Sonic Flood
  • “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” – Katy Perry
  • “Live While We’re Young” – One Direction
  • “Love Song for a Savior” – Jars of Clay
  • “One Tribe” – Black Eyed Peas
  • “Poker Face” – Lady GaGa
  • “Roar” – Katy Perry
  • “Run to You” – Third Day
  • “Something More” – Sugarland
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
  • “This is Who I Am” – Third Day
  • “Viva la Vida” – Coldeplay
  • “Waka Waka” – Shakira
  • “Wake Me Up” – Avicil
  • “We Made You” – Eminem
  • “Wild at Heart” – Gloriana
  • “Without You” – David Guetta (feat. Usher)

 What is on your Playlist? What keeps you moving and motivated?

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