Music? MUSIC!

Ok, so, I tried listening to music yesterday on my run. Nothing in particular, just the pandora radio on my iphone. It was so windy outside, but I ran really fast (for me) and felt really good! I was so surprised. Usually I am so tired in the afternoons (which I was) and my run is sluggish and hard, but yesterday i felt great, and felt great after. I did 3 miles, listening to music, and not only did it help the time go by but I think it made me go faster. I mean, I KNOW I went faster due to my time, but I don’t know for sure if it had anything to do with the music but I think it does. SO I was pretty happy yesterday affternoon about that. Now I need to actually download some songs and make a good running playlist.

Today I am going to the gym to cross train. I do not run well two days back to back, so I just don’t. Why force it? I mean, I will if I have to due to a scheduling conflict etc. but I try not to.

I got a shirt at the disney expo from and it says “running is a mental sport, and we are all insane.” I haven’t worn it yet, still waiting for the right time. Just thought I would throw my little quote out there for you today!

Did you know insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result? hhmm..something to think about!

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  1. Jessica Star says

    Music sometimes has the same effect on my running. But I still like running without music best, because I feel mentally cleared afterwards. When I listen to music I find myself singing those songs for days! 🙂

  2. haha! well when my husband runs with me I don’t listen, and that’s usually our long runs on the weekends. But when I run alone I just get so bored. I am so type A and always thinking of things I don’t know if it’s possible for me to be mentally cleared haha!
    My kids I teach just had a class play, and we practiced the songs over and over and I was sining them in my dreams! now THAT was annoying!

  3. I usually run to upbeat songs for sure, nothing slow at all. I have a lot of Disney artist that I listen to, like Demi Lavato, Selena Gomex, but if you like country, I listen to Carrie Underwood, Glorianna, Rascall Flatts….anything that is really upbeat. If you run to slow music, at least for me, I feel like it is slowing me way down!

  4. You could probably look into some of the upbeat Christmas groups too. That usually helps me, especially if it is a long run! Some of the Disney teens bug me too, but I like a few of them.

  5. Christmas or Christian? LOL. you crack me up

  6. haha sorry, I was thinking about Christmas. I meant Christian. haha You know what I mean. LOL

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE running to music, I really never run without out. I definitely feel like I run faster, and I just get way too bored without it. I know ppl say it’s a de-stresser and helps clear the mind, but for me I’ve tried to enjoy a “good run” without music and I just want to go home lol.

    I love listening to the upbeat songs you hear on the radio, and then throw in a rock song, like linkin park songs or something. On my ipod with the nike+ feature you can have a “power song” that you press the center button and it comes on, which is nice for when I need a really big boost!

    I’m glad you had a good run with the music!!

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