It’s Friday and I thought it would be fun to share some songs I have really been enjoying recently to pump you up! I started sharing playlists with you back when I was training for my first half marathon. Putting them together gave me a little bit of extra motivation to get out there and run my little heart out, and think it might do the same for you too.
Hey, whatever works right?
As most of you know, I have been doing the majority of my weights, toning and tightening exercises through barre classes. Teaching five days a week has almost taken over my need to go to the gym and lift, but you can catch me sneaking in a few machines and free weight exercises every now and then. What has been very complimentary to the fitness classes is cardio, specifically running.
Whenever I can dodge the blinding sun and the Florida Summer heat, I really do enjoy a good run outside. In fact, Scott and I went for a quick 2.7 miles last night around 9 p.m. We both had so much energy and wanted to put it to use.
Running outside did the trick, because after a shower and a smoothie we were both ready to turn in. Oh, and the smoothie? It was definitely of Scott’s better concoctions…
Berry Cherry Fruit Smoothie
Very Berry refreshing!
Summer 2012 Running Favorites
Sometimes my favorite part of working out is the music. Really. That is the only time I put my head phones in and truly jam out! Here’s a list of what’s been playing on repeat this summer.
Like I mentioned above, I have shared a few playlists with you before, but it has been a little while. The site I used to share my songs before has changed, and instead of letting me share the widget to play it here, it allows you to listen to all of the songs and play the list by clicking the link below:
-> Listen to the playlist online
Most Recent Playlists in 2012:
While training for my first big race inspired me to start playlists, I love turning to them whenever I have a long run, workout, or even slow day at the computer. Here are a few of the most recent lists I’ve shared, you can also access online by clicking on each separate post.
Training Week 9 + 10 Playlist – March
Training Week 8 Playlist – February
Training Week 7 Playlist – February
*You can find all of them located on the Fitness Page.
Go ahead… pump pump pump pump, pump it up! 😀
Question of the Day
What kind of music gets you moving?
I am a fan of almost any kind of music. From country to dance to musicals, I love it all. For workouts, however, I like to listen to recent up-beat songs I hear on the radio. Every now and then I will include 80’s Music or a few other throw backs, but for the most party my workout playlists usually mirror what is out and popular at the moment.