Sometimes we athletes need a little bit of extra motivation… especially when we’re literally running for hours! Thankfully we have mp3 players and some pretty awesome music to keep us going. Here is my pump-up playlist for November (and if these songs aren’t enough to keep you on your feet for just one more mile, simply refer to this picture of my favourite soccer star, Hope Solo)!
XX – Basic Space – I love starting off a workout with this cool song that isn’t too fast-paced. If you haven’t checked out the XX thus far I highly recommend it!
Young the Giant – My Body – The lyrics: “My body tells me no, but I won’t quit cause I want more”…enough said!
Ellie Goulding – Lights – Ever since I heard this song in the Nike ad I cannot get enough of it.
Arkells – Oh! The Boss is Coming! – This song makes my playlist every single month. Not only does it help me to push my limits, but the Arkells are Canadian!
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence – You’ve all heard this song before. I’m just reminding you how much it rocks.
Beenie Man – Drinking Rum and Redbull – I’m not too sure who “Beenie Man” is, however listening to this song always makes me think of my upcoming trip to Costa Rica…and the fact that I’ll virtually be wearing a bikini the entire time!
Phoenix – Run, Run, Run – It’s all in the title.
Soul Decision – Faded – My vice. This song is super old and super ’90s, but it just pumps me up like no other track. I love playing it in the middle of a workout when I’m experiencing a slump in motivation.
Kanye West – All of the Lights – How did I JUST discover this song? I love it! Great tempo for running, and I finally have something to substitute for my other workout favourite, “Stronger”.
Kings of Leon – Mi Amigo – The Kings of Leon are one of the best bands performing right now. This song makes me feel like I have a companion on my workouts!
POD – Youth of the Nation – One of the main songs from the “Blue Crush” soundtrack. I always feel like a cool surfer chick when I run to this.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero – It took me a long time to decide which “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” track to include here.
Muse – Time is Running Out – I love Muse. This song is a great end of workout song that gives you that final push!
And on that note…