This Month's Running Playlist

I'm not one of those humans who runs without music. My phenomenally groovy cousin Sarah is one of those people who likes to listen to nature while she runs and when she told me this I wanted to grab a water bottle so I could do a spit take.

I LIVE for my running playlist. I listen to my running playlist when I am not running, it's just that awesome.I'm that psychopath who runs dances like this:

But a fresh running playlist can make those rough runs bearable. During a normal running season I have 0 problems listening to the same playlist without ever getting sick of it. I had the same playlist for months! But when I am marathon training I have found that I have to change it up and add new songs every week or I will pull my hair out. I like to listen to my playlists on shuffle so that element of surprise keeps everything fresh. I got a few requests to share my running playlist so without further ado (or judgement, this is a safe space) HERE IS MY RUNNING PLAYLIST AS OF YESTERDAY:

1. Chandelier by Sia

2. Classic by MKTO

3. Unconditionally by Katy Perry (UNCONDITIONALLLLLLLLL UNCONDITIONALLLLLLLLLLY)

4. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor (I am so digging this song right now it hurts)

5. Let It Go (THE COLD NEVER BOTHERED ME ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

6. Roar by Katy Perry

7. End of Time by Beyonce

8. Dark Horse by Katy Perry

9. Cooley's Reel by Craig Duncan (I used to Irish Dance so I love me some Irish Dance Music)

10. Not a Bad Thing by Justin Timberlake (That extra song at the end is a real mood killer)

11. Love on Top by Beyonce (This song gives me life)

12. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen (BECAUSE I'M HAVING A GOOD TIME)

13. Let the Groove Get In by JT

14. All of Me by John Legend

15. It Was Always You by Maroon 5

16. Timber (feat. Ke$ha) by Pitbull (currently my favorite song on this list)

17. By the Grace of God by Katy Perry (a good cry it out song #emailbreakup)

18. Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce (I dare you not to increase your pace during this jam)

19. Stay with Me by Sam Smith (Another #EmailBreakup crying song)

20. Dancing On My Own by Robyn

21. Cry of the Celts by Ronan Hardiman (More Irish Dance Jams)

22. Love Me by Katy Perry

23. Rude by Magic!

24. The Other Side by Jason Derulo

25. Grown Woman by Beyonce

26. Lightening by The Wanted (What's a running playlist without a boyband?)

27. Somebody Loves You by Betty Who (this song is meh I don't know why it's on here)

Running Playlist

28. I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons

29. Waka Waka by Shakira (love this so so so much)

30. I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston (my kareoke song)

31. Turn the Night Up by Enrique Iglesias

32. Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson & JT

33. Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn

34. Don't Hold the Wall by Justin Timberlake

 

35. Shout by The Isley Brothers (If you don't live for Shout we can't be friends)

36. I Got you (I Feel Good) by James Brown

37. Bad Girls by MIA

38. I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones

39. You'll Find a Way by Santigold

40. GO! (feat. Karen O) by Santigold

 

41. Timber (again because I love this song right now)

42. Empire State of Mind by Jay Z & Alecia Keys (So many feels for this)

43. Budapest by George Ezra (this song was free on itunes and it makes me so happy)

44. Duelling Violins by Ronan Hardiman (more Irish Dance music.)

45. Broken-Hearted Girl by Beyonce (#EmailBreakup)

46. Proud Mary by Tina Turner

47. Can't Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Let's make the ULTIMATE Run, Selfie, Repeat running playlist. I've got a 17 miler this weekend so I am gonna need some new tunes! Add your favorite song or songs in the comment section below. Sharing is caring so give me those songs that you either look forward to or put that little pep in your stride. Alright friends until Monday, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.