Happy Monday! Only a few more days until Thanksgiving! (Gobble, Gobble)
I received positive feedback on last week’s post so I’m going to do my best to make this post a weekly feature 🙂
Before I get started, you HAVE to watch the video below from Lip Sync Battle. Anthony Mackie was good, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt KILLED it! I’ve watched the video a few times and each time it gets better. Who knew he was such a great dancer?! Hilarious!
Today I’m focusing on a band that was huge in the 90’s. This band was EVERYTHING when I was in middle school and it helped that the lead singer was super hot. The band I’m talking about is Bush.
Before listing some of their good workout tunes, can I just say how pissed off I am at Gavin Rossdale. I mean cheating with the nanny, really?! And who cheats on Gwen Stefani?! I’ll just never understand that whole situation…
Anyways, whenever a Bush songs comes on my playlist it give me that extra motivation to push a little harder or to tackle a hill.
My # 1 Bush song is Machinehead. Once I hear that guitar rift in the beginning, I am instantly in the zone. This works well for me for shorter distance runs when I want to push myself and go a little faster.
I’m also a big fan of Little Things and Swallowed. Both are a little bit on the slower side as far as beats per minute, but both songs still have that heavy guitar influence and I like either song for longer runs, especially if I’m starting to feel a little bored.
Everything Zen is a song that I need to come on in the middle of a long run. You know what it feels like – you’re running along and you hit mile 6 (with 7 more miles to go) and you may be starting to zone out. This is a good song to wake you up and give motivation to power through the next miles.
Those are my top Bush songs for running, but I think they also work well for any strength training workouts as well. Are you a fan of Bush? If so, did your favorite song make my list?