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A Little Free Music To Spice Up Your Workout

9 Mar

You know what I love? Free Music!

I was browsing through Pinterest yesterday when I came across a spring playlist and found a bunch of awesome songs to workout to. They are from the Refinery29 web site and are all mixes from a DJ (hence why you don’t have to pay). So check them out. Just right click on the links and choose “save as.” Pretty easy. You can click on the links if you want to preview the songs before downloading them.


I ended up adding them to my running playlist yesterday. I haven’t bought much new music lately. The last song I purchased was Beyonce’s Countdown, which I loove, have on replay, and haven’t gotten sick of yet. So it was nice to add some new songs to my current list to mix it up. Some of the songs are great running songs, there are a couple I may end up taking off the list because they are a bit slower. The new music definitely made my run fun and different. Mixing up my playlists always gives me an extra burst of energy.

Yesterday I got in a run outdoors, the temperature was really nice, but it was super windy. There were a few times I thought it might be very possible that I could blow away. I know it’s ridiculous, but these are the random things I think about when I’m running. I’m looking forward to the clocks moving forward Sunday so I can run outside all the time. After my run I stopped at the gym and did legs – lunges, squats, step ups, abductor and adductor machines. I also did some back extensions and some ab exercises.

This morning I did a 15 minute Youtube workout from Zuzana Light. I also tried out the Save Your Do gym wrap, sweat band that I recently ordered. It’s supposed to help wick away sweat from your hair during your workout. I’ll do a full review next week after I put it to the real test and go for a run with it.

What songs get you pumped during your workout?


New Running Playlist

17 Oct

My running playlist has been lacking. The last album I bought was Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale, which has been perfect for runs and working out, but I’ve played that and a lot of my other music out the past few months.

Last night I went onto Amazon’s music store and finally added a few new songs to my music library and was able to make a new running playlist.

At my old job I used to drive for about 2 hours to and from work, so I always listened to the radio and I was up to date on new music. I don’t really listen to the radio anymore since I either walk or take public transit to work and school. When I’m in the car with Matt and I get excited about a song, but he think it’s been played out. I luckily don’t have the opportunity to hear songs get played out so I bought a lot of stuff I like but haven’t really heard that much. This is my new dance music running play list:

I think it’s a good combination of new and old. One song that probably looks like it doesn’t fit is Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, but there’s something about the beat that makes me run a little faster and I want to belt out singing mid-run.

The mix is just over 46 minutes.I just tried it out today on my 5 mile run and it was great to listen to new stuff. I feel like a new playlist is a great way to re-energize a workout. Even if I don’t buy new music I will try to make a new list every once in a while to keep my runs feeling new.