Happy Friday! Let me say that again, Happy Friday! This week has dragged on and on and I’m so happy that only a few working hours stand between me and the weekend.
I decided to have a little fun with this week’s Friday Five 2.0 post. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love music. I listen to music for all of my workouts and have quite an extensive collection of songs on my iPod. Because of this, I have several “non-running” songs that always get added to my playlist. These are songs that don’t seem like they would be good for running, but there really are! Here are five of my favorites.
1. I Smile – Kirk Franklin
It’s a much slower tempo song, but I like to add a few Gospel songs to my playlist. I love the message is this song and it’s always makes me thankful for the gift of running.
2. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – *NSYNC
I don’t care if it’s super hot outside in the middle of June, I will listen to this song year round. It’s super cheesy but instantly puts a smile on my face and takes my mind off the run for a few minutes.
3. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
This is definitely not an uptempo song. I can’t explain why I love it, but I just do, especially when running. When I visited the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, I was thrilled to see some of his memorabilia there.
4. You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
I’m not sure when my love affair when Hall & Oates started, but I have loved the for several years. I actually have a majority of their songs on my iPod, but this is one of my faves.
5. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
Trust me. Around mile 20 of a marathon when you feel like week-old roadkill, you’ll want to keep hearing the phrase “staying’ alive”. Plus it’s a Disco song and can you ever really go wrong with Disco?
That’s my list! I hope that you’ll add one or all of these songs to your running playlists.
Do you have any songs on your playlist that would be considered “non-running” songs?