Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Current Running Playlist - July 2013

I updated my running playlist recently and wanted to share it with you.  Also, I would really really love any suggestions anyone has for good workout/running songs!  I can usually be all over the place with my music depending on what kind of mood I'm in, but in general these are the songs that are always work for me while I run.

Colleen's July 2013 Running Playlist

Yo Te Esperare - Cali Y El Dandee
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
It's Time - Imagine Dragons
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
22 - Taylor Swift
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
What's My Age Again - Blink 182
 We'll Be Coming Back - Calvin Harris
I Love It - Icona Pop
The Other Side - Jason Derulo
Clarity - Zedd
Jai Ho - Pussycat Dolls
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Up - Shania Twain
Uprising - Muse
Alive - Krewella
I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice
Two Pink Lines - Eric Church
Runnin' Out of Moonlight - Randy Houser
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Cups - Anna Kendrick
Crash My Party - Luke Bryan
Red - Taylor Swift
Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
Right now it seems like my playlist is a lot of the current pop-y/top 40-ish songs.  Sometimes I get into other phases like boy bands or rap (which is exceptionally good for running in a bad mood) or other random genres.

Yo Te Esperare has been on my running playlist for about a year and a half.  Last spring (of 2012), Mariel introduced this amazing Spanish song to me.  It was #1 on the charts in Spain and for as many times I listened to it during that busy season at work on repeat, I was unsuccessful in single-handedly making it big in the US.

Teenage Dream will always be on my running playlist and every playlist I ever make for anything.  If there is one thing you should know about me, it is that I love this song and it will never ever get old to me no matter how many times I listen to it.

I Drive Your Truck is kind of a weird song to have on a running playlist since it is slow, but I really like the song so it is on there.  Same with Crash My Party.

I really like when my socks match my shoes. Ignore the small hole in the toes... I did about a 7 mile run today. I didn't want to bring a watch so not sure on the time but I think I was going a slower-ish pace which I'm fine with since I didn't run last week. I did the 7.7 mile forest preserve loop and the first 4 or so miles were continuous but then the last half of the loop I had to stop for a bathroom and then took 2 short walking breaks. It was so hot, especially at this time of evening! I'm supposed to do a track workout tomorrow so hopefully that will get me feeling stronger again.

What is your favorite genre to run to?  Or some of your best workout songs?

Do you have a song that you will never get sick of?

Do you take walking breaks on your runs sometimes?


  1. I love fartleks too…and the word fartlek…and the reaction you get when you say that word around non-runners haha. I actually did one this morning - 8x2 min fast, 2 min jog so a total of 32 minutes with 1 mile warm-up and 1 mile cool down. This is probably my favorite since it is the one I do most often, but when I am on the treadmill in the winter, I’ll do all sorts of fartleks just to prevent boredom – you can mix in inclines for that as well.

    I like listening to pop when I work out (but not when I run, I’m not a music runner haha). There are about 5-10 songs that remind me of my favorite spinning class that I miss, specifically Wild One by Flor Rida…I need a find a way back in that class, but it might be hard without an xsport membership and the fact that I no longer live 0.5 miles away from that gym.

    1. I think I will try that fartlek sometime! I do it myself on the treadmill too - increase or decrease the pace every time the song changes or something like that.

      I am still a member at the Y and we have a ton of guest 1-day passes, so we should go to spinning there one Sunday morning.

  2. Hey Colleen - Running song suggestion: Rocky Theme Song - Eye of the Tiger. I enjoy reading your blogs!
    Aunt Cathy

  3. Thanks for making my new running playlist :) You've inspired me to *ATTEMPT* to start running!


    1. Please keep me updated on your progress :) You should start a blog so I can read all about your life while you are far away from me.

  4. omg I picked up Spanish music again today. Yo Te Esperare is soooooo good. Cali Y El Dandee #nailedit