2021 Running Playlist

Good music makes an okay run feel great!  I know plenty of people who run without music, but that just isn’t me.  I always run with my AfterShokz TREKZ Titanium headset so I can listen to music, audible books, various podcasts, and answer phone calls hands-free (usually from my mom who always asks me what I’m doing…..and I’m sure its because I sound like I’m being chased, especially at the end of my run if I’m incorporating sprint intervals.) Maybe one day I will evolve to the point that I can just go out for a long run and enjoy nature in all of its glory, but until then I bring some form of entertainment with me.

I usually create a playlist every year or so to combine my latest favorite songs. Here is my 2021 running playlist which includes 27 songs for 90 minutes of music.  I like upbeat music as I find it keeps me moving along at a good pace.

Coleen’s 2021 Running Playlist on Spotify

I used to listen to these playlists in order, but I quickly realized that I would race myself to get to a specific mile mark by the time a particular song would begin to play.  You can see how this could potentially foster a sense of anxiety or a feeling of failure during an activity I choose to do for fun.  Now I click on my playlist, hit the shuffle button, and enjoy trying to guess which song will come up next.  Sometimes I even get an extra mile or two of walking or running at the end of my scheduled distance because I don’t want to stop the music.

  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” —Julie Isphording

2021-06-26 Run Pic

Author: Coleen Hudson

Welcome!  My name is Coleen and I am an everyday athlete. Day to day when I'm not at my engineering job, you will most likely find me at my local Crossfit box, out running throughout my neighborhood and favorite places in Virginia Beach, or on the tennis courts. "Food is fuel" is one of my favorite mantras. I'm a meal prep guru who loves organizing my food ahead of time to keep grocery costs on budget and to stick to my dietary needs. I also enjoy the challenge of creating balanced meals in order to properly fuel for my workouts. So again, welcome to my blog and I hope you find it inspirational, educational, or even a little entertaining. Live your best life! Coleen

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