Recently I have returned to doing some of my runs with music. I was on a nice 6 month kick of running with no music, but went into a really bad slump. I tried many different tactics in order to get me back to just running and not over thinking, but nothing was working. My last resort was to turn to music. I had previously ran with music on, but started to hear horror stories of runners getting hit by cars and to be honest it kind of scared me. Now when I run with music I try to pick a course with little or no cars and I run toward the traffic so I can see what is going on in front of me. Maybe it is in my mind, but ever since I went back to the music I have started running better. I now don’t focus on the run as much, instead I am listening to the words being sung in my ears.
I thought I would share some of the songs on my playlist that I like to listen to while I am running. You will see that I like all different types of music and tend to not just choose one genre.
Thousand Foot Krutch- Untraveled Road
All That Remains- For You
Common and John Legend- Glory
Burning Yesterday- Won’t Back Down
Escape the Fate- We Won’t Back Down
Rise Against- Help Is On the Way
Aesop Rock- None Shall Pass
Linkin Park- When They Come for Me
Black Star- Re: Definition
Immortal Technique- The Point of No Return
Bad Meets Evil- Fast Lane
P.O.D. – Boom
Eminem- Till I Collapse
Fort Minor- Remember the Name