Work It Out – August 2013 Playlist

I have my longest run EVER tomorrow for marathon training: 14 miles. It will probably take me around 2.5 hours to complete that.

I don’t know about you, but a run that long calls for one kick-ass playlist.

Sometimes I need to keep my mind occupied when boredom and fatigue set in. A good song can take your mind from blah to BOOMMM, and shake out the sleepiness from tired legs.

With that said, I have extremely random taste in music—it spans all over the spectrum, from alternative to classic rock to folk, from country to pop. Open your ears to some of my favorite (and random) songs to run and work out to in August 2013.

In alphabetical order…
American Girl – Tom Petty
Beautiful – G. Love & Special Sauce
Big Parade – Lumineers
Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves
Break on Through (To the Other Side) – The Doors
Breezeblocks – Alt-J
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Cups – Anna Kendrick
Don’t Ya – Brett Eldredge
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Downtown – Lady Antebellum
Dreams – The Cranberries
Drinks After Work – Toby Keith
Entertainment – Phoenix
Fans – Kings of Leon
Faster – Third Eye Blind
Feel Again – OneRepublic
Feel the Moment – Pitbull
Feeling Alright – Joe Cocker
Flowers in Your Hair – The Lumineers
Free – G. Love & Special Sauce
Gone, Gone, Gone – Phillip Phillips
Hurts Like Heaven – Coldplay
I Love It – Icona Pop
Knocked Up – Kings of Leon
Life in Technicolor ii – Coldplay
Love Is Alive – Phil Vassar
Next to Me – Emeli Sande
On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
Out of My Leauge – Fitz & the Tantrums
Over the Hills and Far Away – Led Zeppelin
Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root
Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
Southern Comfort Zone – Brad Paisley
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Supersoaker – Kings of Leon
Take a Walk – Passion Pit
Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend
Up Around the Bend – Creedance Clearwater Revival
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
Wake Me Up – Avicii
What I Got – Sublime

Do you have any favorite songs to work out to, or that just get you amped up? Let me know!

I love new music so please DO share. Plus, I’m bummed that I can’t go to Lollapalooza this year (WTF tickets selling out in 45 minutes), so my musical horizons need expanded in some other way…


3 thoughts on “Work It Out – August 2013 Playlist

  1. Hey Running Buddy!
    couple my favs (on the play list for tomorrow) is Party Rock Anthem by LMAFO and Call Me Maybe by Carlie Rae Jepsen (Ragnar flash backs!)
    See you tomorrow morning! Don’t forget the hydration!

  2. I personally like to listen to audio books and podcasts. Instead of hearing the same songs over and over, it’s nice to get some “reading” in. Especially if its about something you are passionate about or enjoy.

    Good luck!

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