What’s in Liz’s iPod?
Since I am feeling rather uninspired we shall play a round of, “What’s in Liz’s iPod?” More specifically, let us examine my latest race playlist:
The current selection is rather eclectic mix of music that has a good beat, keeps me motivated and entertains. In general, I am a rock and alternative type person with very little interest in pop or club music which makes some of these song choices very strange but they work so here they are.
S&M – Rihanna
I am really digging this tune right now and thought it would be a great way to start off my self-inflicted torture on race day. Worked like a charm!
On the Floor – Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull
Another current favorite. I am not normally into club music but since the song’s appearance in Zumba I can’t help but dig in and move when it comes on.
So What – P!nk
Another good one that just gets me moving that brings out my inner defiant chick. I am fat, but I can run!
Raise Your Glass – P!nk
I am definitely too school for cool!
I Know You Want me – Pitbull
I know you do. I am also likely to break out into spontaneous Zumba when I hear this.
Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
Good beat and I am so 2000 and late.
I Gotta Feeling – Blacked Eyed Peas
So cliché, but a great motivator as I hit my stride.
Get the Party Started – P!nk
I get a huge boost of energy with a pang of sadness when this one comes on. This was Kendrik’s theme song and it always got us both psyched to compete. I miss him terribly and somehow that motivates me to keep going too.
Short Skirt/Long Jacket – Cake
I am changing my name from Kitty to Karen…
Flathead – The Fratellis
It’s a great fun song with a compulsive beat that keeps me going during the meat of the run.
Italian Leather Sofa – Cake
I am not sure how it started, but years ago while hiking this song popped into my head on the most difficult sections when I was very physically challenged. I would repeat it to myself over and over again. It has a slower beat, but always refocuses me, makes me smile and helps me pick up the pace. Go figure…
The Distance – Cake
Every race of mine needs to end with this song. Apparently I can go from a 12 minute mile to a 10 minute mile while smiling like an idiot the instant I hear, “Reluctantly crouched at the starting line…”