Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Motivating Cold Weather Workout Playlist

Those who eat well, must exercise well too. It's no secret that I like to run. A lot, actually...even when it's cold, foggy, and you can't see more than 2 feet ahead at 6:30am (cough, San Francisco, cough).

Here's my running playlist I'm digging right now. You could say I have eclectic taste...Glee Mash-Up and Chronic 2001 in the same playlist? Don't knock it until you listen...

1) Without You (featuring Usher) by David Guetta
2) September by Earth, Wind & Fire
A classic, happy tune, always.
3) That's Right by Girl Talk
Only Girl Talk could mix Rihanna with a David Gray classic. When I saw Girl Talk DJ this past Summer, he looked like a muppet on ecstasy...and it was amazing.
4)  Lost In the World by Kanye West
5) Good Feeling by Flo Rida
Because what cardio playlist would be complete without Flo Rida?
6) We Found Love (featuring Calvin Harris) by Rihanna
Such a great beat; perfect for high intensity cardio.
7) It Will Rain by Bruno Mars
This song was passed onto me by a dear friend (oh hey B!); always brings a smile to my face when I'm panting running.
8) Rumour Has It/Someone Like You (mash up) by Glee cast 
An amazing Adele mash-up. Seriously.
9) Take Care (featuring Rihanna) by Drake
10) Just Fine by Mary J. Blige
11) Your Ex-Lover is Dead by Stars
I love this song because the intensity builds throughout. I also kind of love the title, though the song isn't as morbid as it sounds.
12) Bombs Over Baghdad (B.O.B) by Outkast
Always on my marathon or 1/2 marathon playlists. Absolutely one of the most intense, fast paced songs, ever. Listening to it forces you to move faster and harder.  I always feel as though I am racing the song...and just when I feel defeated, the song ends (thank goodness) and I can breathe again.
13) Oh No by Girl Talk
14) Under Your Spell by Desire
15) Best Thing I Never Had by Beyonce
16) Gettin' It Good by Too Short
One of my all time favorite rap songs. Period.
17) Never Let Me Go by Florence & the Machine
If you have not yet bought her latest album, Ceremonials, you are seriously depriving yourself.
18) White Blank Page by Mumford & Sons
19) One More Chance/Stay With Me (Remix) by The Notorious BIG
20) Xplosive by Dr. Dre
I mean, probably one of my all time favorite rap songs. And why not end your workout on a bang...literally. I think there's a gunshot at the end.

Please, please send any of your favorite workout songs my way! 


  1. Oh, hey, friend! ;-) Can't wait to check out some of the songs we haven't randomly texted about! XoX

  2. huh. I'm interested to look these songs up! I've never heard several of them, but the ones I have heard, I LOVE! The Adele mash-up on Glee was ridiculous!