Um. I looked at the calendar today and realized that I have just 23 DAYS til I
run walk my next half marathon!
That’s like THREE WEEKS away! Oops. Guess I’m going to have to rely on all the walking I did in Europe for my training (I had multiple 13-17 mile days in there, so trust me that it counts as something!)
Even though I’ve let running fall to the wayside this year, I’m still getting out and walking multiple times a week. Irving has gotten back into a workout habit and we’re using our evening walks to catch up, get some fresh air and stretch our legs a bit. We’re both 100% committed to a healthy marriage and I’m glad I keep half marathons sprinkled throughout my calendar to keep me focused.
The other thing that motivates me to get outside and exercise is some good music. For years I used to run without an ipod, I used to like just listening to my feet hit the pavement and zoning out. But now I need something in my ears to keep me going.
I didn’t get compensated at all for writing this, but it was interesting so I thought I’d share. I got an email yesterday from someone who runs the website RunHundred.com. The site has lists of songs that are perfect for working out and they are categorized by “beats per minute”. Then you can decide how fast or slow you want your music to be for whatever workout you have planned and download accordingly. They also have an app that you can add to your smartphone and it will sort the music you already have by BPM.
I always thought Green Day was great for running because all of their songs seem to match my cadence and I can run to the beat. But this site has a bunch that I am definitely going to bookmark for future use. They also have mixes and suggested playlists for the gym too.
And in case you are interested, here’s a list of the top 10 workout songs this week, according to votes placed at RunHundred.com:
Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – Give Me Everything (Sidney Samson Remix) – 129 BPM
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass – 128 BPM
Switchfoot – Dark Horses – 83 BPM
Gym Class Heroes & Adam Levine – Stereo Hearts – 90 BPM
Lady GaGa – Edge Of Glory (Bare Noize Remix) – 140 BPM
Pitbull & Marc Anthony – Rain Over Me – 128 BPM
Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji & Starkillers – Pressure (Alesso Radio Edit) – 129 BPM
T.I. & B.o.B. – We Don’t Get Down Like Y’all – 92 BPM
LMFAO, GoonRock & Lauren Bennett – Party Rock Anthem (Russ Chimes Remix) – 129 BPM
Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat – 129 BPM
To find more workout songs-and hear next month’s contenders—folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era-to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT SONG AT THE MOMENT?
I need some more suggestions. I’m currently listening to Green Day, Cold Play and Adele. Apparently my ipod’s “beats per minute” has a pretty low cadence!