Here in NYC, the winter months are often the most difficult to stay healthy and in shape. Between the never-ending colds that get passed back and forth, and the lack of warmth and sunshine to maintain your daily outdoor run/bike ride/walk/cardio of choice, getting in the proper amount of fresh air and exercise is challenging. The key is to take advantage during the times when we DO have tolerable (sometimes even spring-like!) weather, and to make the most of it.
Personally I find that the best way to have a successful, kick-ass workout is to have a playlist that motivates you. Listed below are the songs from one of my recent playlists that you’ll often find on “shuffle” on my iPod during a run. I’ll post a new one each week this month, mixed with new and old tunes from established and rising artists. Additionally, applications such as “Nike+ GPS” and “Map My Run” allow you to track your progress and give you that extra boost of competitive spirit when you’re in a bit of a lag. Happy body, happy mind, happy heart.
Christina’s “I Love Running (Or At Least I’m Learning To!)” Playlist #1
Play at random for best results…
Adele- “Rumour Has It”
Mat Kearney- “Hey Mama”
Anna Nalick- “Bleed”
Cee-Lo- “F*%k You”
Rachel Platten- “53 Steps”
Wakey! Wakey!- “Almost Everything”
Counting Crows- “Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby”
Sara Bareilles- “Let the Rain”
Mumford and Sons- “The Cave”
Ingrid Michaelson- “Blood Brothers”
Bri Arden- “Scars Do Fade”
Mumford and Sons- “Roll Away Your Stone”
Adele- “Set Fire to the Rain”
James Morrison- “Nothing Ever Hurt Like You”
Caleb Hawley- “Small Steps”
Eminem- “Love the Way You Lie”
Florence & the Machine- “Hurricane Drunk”
Lady Gaga- “You and I”
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals- “Ain’t No Time”
Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera- “Moves Like Jagger”
What’s your workout playlist look like? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share it on the site!
Category: Health and Fitness
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