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Songs to Power Through Training

Finding the right music will motivate nearly any runner! (Photo by Laura Doss)

Finding the right music will motivate nearly any runner! (Photo by Laura Doss)

I looked at the calendar this morning and had a minor panic attack. This race is creeping up on me sooner than I would like it to! In four short weeks I will be running my first half-marathon with thousands of other women. Ahh! Mentally, I feel like I need another month to prepare myself, but physically I think I will be able to do it. In the past month alone, I have noticed such a change in my stamina, my willpower to run and my physique. I am so happy to have gotten this far, and am even more excited to cross the finish line!

My iPod really helps me to push through long runs. I have a few playlists that I alternate between, but I have compiled a pretty good list of songs that pump me up and keep me going. I'm definitely going to have to add some more tunes to my iPod before race day, but here are some favorites that are currently on my playlist:

"Misery Business," Paramore (For the rebel in me.)
"Who’s That Chick," David Guetta, featuring Rihanna
"Push Push," Kat DeLuna, featuring Akon (Great for running up hills!)
"Animal," Neon Trees
"Side by Side," Blessed by a Broken Heart (Every girl has a little metal chick inside her, right?)
"Better Than Revenge," Taylor Swift
"Blow," Ke$ha (Such a great beat.)
"Memories," David Guetta, featuring Kid Cudi
"Boom Boom Pow," Black Eyed Peas (This song makes me feel like I am Superwoman and can do anything!)
"Yeah 3x," Chris Brown

What songs are you currently running to? I'd love to know so that I can add them to my race day playlist!

P.S.: As a follow-up to my last post I just want you all to know that I made that white bean hummus over the weekend and it's AMAZING! Definitely a tasty and healthy snack to get you through the day.

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