Music is really important to me when I'm working out. It makes me feel like running and it gives me that push when I'm feeling tired. I recently read a really good post by runningnina on FitSugar about musical motivation and it's so true for me. I'm not even sure I could run without music. For me, a great running tune has to be upbeat and fast; I also like a few angry hard-hitting rock or rap songs in there. I was playing around with my playlist on iTunes the other day and managed to delete my whole running playlist from my iPod! Did you know that you can't restore a playlist if it's not saved anywhere other than your iPod? No, neither did I. I took my mistimed click as an opportunity to create a new one, which is OK as my old playlist was getting a bit tired.
Sometimes you don't know how good a song will be to run to until you play it, so I (literally) gave it a trial run on Sunday. The list goes like this:
"La La La" — LMFAO (I actually love all of this album for running, you just can't take it seriously)
"Yes" — LMFAO
"Somebody Else's Guy" — Jocelyn Brown
"American Boy" — Estelle ft Kanye
"EZ Pass" — Har Mar Superstar
"Stronger" — Kanye