Monday, March 21, 2011

a playlist to break 2 hours

I am running my 2nd half marathon next Saturday.  That sounds sort of strange considering all the other runs I have done since my first, dismal 1/2 marathon two and a half years ago.  It was my first real long distance run and I was a bit, let's say, overzealous.  I was ready to conquer the race;  Lisa and I started out a little too fast for a 13.1 mile jaunt.  I bonked at mile 11 and was just 1 minute and 43 seconds shy of my under 2 hour goal.  Since then I've tackled a 25K and the big old 26.2, but I haven't gone back to the 13.1.

I thought of not wearing an ipod but I know how much music pumps me up to run.  So I put together a little playlist that is going to make my big old size 9 Saucanys soar through this half.  SO under 2 hours.

Lose Yourself-Eminem (I always start off a race with this one)
Hey Soul Sister- Train
Rhythm of Love- Plain White Ts
Don't Stop Believin'-Journey (don't tell me this song doesn't pump you up my friends!)
Love the way you Lie-Eminem (featuring Rihanna)
Yeah 3x-Chris Brown
Only Girl (in the world)-Rihanna
Fergalicious-Black Eyed Peas
Break Your Heart--Taio Cruz
Boom Boom Boom-Black Eyed Peas
Dynamite-Taio Cruz
Forever-Chris Brown
Till I Collapse-Eminem and Nate Dogg (smack in the middle of the race-inspiration!)
imma be-Black Eyed Peas
Poker Face-Lady GaGa
Low- Flo Rida
More-Usher (this is my "you-better-start-picking-up-your-pace" music)
Raise Your Glass-Pink
Higher-Taio Cruz
Firework-Katy Perry
Just Dance-Lady Gaga
Let it Rock-Kevin Rudolf & Wayne
Bad Romance-Lady Gaga (jeez-i have lots of her on here, huh?)
How Far We've Come-MatchBox Twenty (this is my do-you-see-the-finish-then-give-it-all-u-got!)
Runaway-Bon Jovi (enough said)

Any others that you can think of? I'll need to add another 2 hours worth for Bayshore Marathon...


  1. Wow, we have very similiar playlists. I will steal a few of yours and here are a few of mine that you might like.
    I like it, Enrique Inglesias
    Right Now, Akon
    Rock that Body, Black Eyed Peas
    We R Who We R, Kesha
    Not Afraid, Eminem
    Pretty Girl Rock, Keri Hilson
    Higher, Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy
    Winner, Jamie Foxx
    I'm sure you will rock the half! Good luck.

  2. Kim you will have NO problem breaking 2 hours! Look how your running has taken off. Great playlist, I may have to steal a few!!

  3. Alright here is mine . . (some duplicates from Kim's)
    I Run for Life - Melissa Etheridge
    Welcome to the Jungle - G&R
    Born this Way - Gaga
    Yeah 3x - Brown
    F**kin' Perfect - Pink
    More - Usher
    Higher - Tao Cruz
    Raise your glass - Pink
    Magic - B o B
    Live like we are dying - Kris Allen
    Bad Romance - Gaga
    My life would suck without you - Kelly Clarkston
    So What - Pink
    We Weren't born to follow - Bon Jovi
    Little Suzi - Tesla
    You shook me all night long - ACDC
    Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
    Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
    It's My Life - Bon Jovi
    Uprising - Muse
    Bring me to Life - Evanescense
    Stronger - Kayne
    Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
    Runaway - Bon Jovi
    How Far We've Come - Matchbox Twenty

    Should be just about 2 hours, if I'm longer, I'll just loop it!

  4. Lisa, I love that you have Ozzy on your playlist! Thanks for sharing ladies!

  5. ♪ ♫ Good picks Ladies. I'll be uploading some Ozzy myself! Might I add......
    Fighter - Christina Aguilera
    This Afternoon - Nickelback
    Good Time - Alan Jackson
    Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
    Bad to the Bone - George Thoroughgood
    Rock & Roll Part 2 - Glitter Band (a must!!)
    Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
    Born Free - Kid Rock
    1 2 3 4 U.S. Marine Corps Cadence (!!)
    Call Me the Breeze - Lynard Skynard
    ♪ ♫
    A few soulful songs are nice to get lost in...
    Feelin' Good - Jennifer Hudson
    Never Tear Us Apart - Neon Trees
    I Try - Macy Gray
    Hallelujia - K.D. Lang
    What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
    Empire State of Mind - JayZ, Alecia Keys
    ♪ ♫ ☺ ☼ ‼ ♪ ♫ ☺ ☼ ‼ ♪ ♫ ☺ ☼ ‼ ♪ ♫ ☺ ☼ ‼

  6. I almost forgot a very special song I finished my half-marathon with:
    You Get What You Give - New Radicals

    Some of the lyrics:
    ♫ ♪ Don't let go
    You've got the music in you
    One dance left
    This world is gonna pull through
    Don't give up
    You've got a reason to live
    Can't forget
    We only get what we give
    ♪ ♫

    That song felt like a gift from God at that moment!

  7. Good luck on your half! ! FYI I'm making those Oreo truffles you posted the other day (and using white chocolate so I can make them into basketballs) tonight for a March Madness party. Mmmm

  8. awesome idea danielle! let me know how they turn out!