If you are anything like me, music makes the workout.
Call it a distraction, call it entertainment, call it motivation. Before the days of streaming music, and smart phones, I would carefully make my ultimate workout playlists on iTunes to transfer to my iPod shuffle, nano, or whatever was in style at the time. For me, a song can help me push through a tough run, even when I have little juice in the tank.
I'll never forget the moment it most rang true to me. I was running the Rock N Roll Providence half marathon, and was dragging along to the finish because I hadn't focused on my training like I should have. Just as I hit a huge hill, some spectators started blaring "Stronger" by Britney Spears on their stereo (and anyone who really knows me knows how big a Britney fan I am). I got this feeling of power and energy and powered up that hill, then thought about how awesome it was throughout the rest of the race.
These days, I tend to rely more on Pandora, Spotify, or my new favorite Amazon Prime Music. Did you know if you already have Amazon Prime you just have to download an app to stream all their music for free. If you don't have it you can sign up for a FREE 30 day trial HERE.
My favorite pump me up tunes?
I'm a little old school
or anything else I find on their stations
Maybe part of my motivation problem is I haven't had good music to listen to. My speakers in my iPhone aren't working properly and I can't use the headphones. I tried to use that as an excuse to hubby that I need a new iPhone, but he's not buying it. Guess I need to dig out an iPod shuffle and get busy!
What are your favorite workout tunes?