Press Play: My Running Playlist

In order to get the miles in that I need/want, I do all of my running early in the morning, which also allows me to get out and back before Maddie wakes up, or at least gives me the treat of opening the front door to her sleepy eyes and crazy bed head as soon as I get back. Once in a while I run in the evenings, but it is not at all my preference and usually means a slower and shorter run.

Getting up early is hard, especially when your life is as crazy busy as mine, so music is crucial to my routine. A good playlist is as imperative to my early morning runs as my cup of coffee and I have to have some good tunes to get my body moving before 6am. I thought it would be fun to share some of what is on my current playlist and what puts a little extra pep in my step when on those longer runs. And please, share your recommendations with me!

Kanye: Otis and Niggas in Paris (both with Jay Z) and Mercy
The Rolling Stones: Paint it Black (this song always picks my pace up by a few seconds)
400 Blows: Anything off the Black Rainbow album
Drake: Started from the Bottom and The Motto
The Animals: House of the Rising Sun and Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Kid Cudi: Pursuit of Happiness
Slayer: Reign in Blood

Obviously I have the weirdest taste in music ever, but there is definitely a pattern of a little hip hop, a little classic rock and a dash of metal to create the perfect playlist for me!

Happy running!

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