Hey everyone! So recently I bought an awesome gently-used treadmill from @EarthReclaimers and have been running pretty consistently – major big deal if you know me – I have never been a long distance runner! At first I started running to tone up for the summer but the more I ran, the more I realized how much of a mental impact it had. Personally, running is the best stress reliever.
A big running inspiration for me has always been my mom. She has been running long distance almost daily for years and is one of the most disciplined people I know… She also has a great taste in music – in fact, a few of the songs below came straight from my mama.
For me, music is the most important part of my run. I run my best when I’m listening to pop/dance house music through ear buds or headphones. A loud consistent beat will keep me moving even when I’m completely exhausted.
I would consider myself to be a deep thinker and, hence, tend to be a bit of an over thinker. Running takes me to a place where I focus entirely on pushing myself to my absolute max, both mentally and physically. After each run, I feel strong and accomplished. (If you have me on Snapchat – thanks for putting up with all my treadmill stories!)
So if you’re a runner or someone just looking for some new songs, check out some of my favorite upbeat jams below!