Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pump Up The Jam

Do you remember that song?

OK, ladies....and Cameron {tee hee}, I went jogging FOR REAL a couple of nights ago.

{Yes, I missed yesterday because my thighs were so sore from my first adventure out that there was no way I was going to live through a double header. I'll give it another go tonight. :0) }

Oh, wait, first I have to explain that my STUPID iPod died this last weekend. Best Buy will not take it back and replace it for me. I have to contact the manufacturer. And since I'm not ready to deal with the annoying "hold" music, I haven't called in to let them know my problems. :0)

{I wonder if since I was on hold for so long they'll take care of some of my other problems too...just a thought.}

So, I grab the hubby's iPod he uses when he jogs and run out the door. I turn it on to the first song and get Avril Lavigne "Girlfriend" {you're singing it in your head now aren't you?} and am pleased with the beat of this song. It's peppy, and a good tempo for me to jog along with. I am doing pretty good. That song lasts exactly 3 minutes and 37 seconds. When that song ended....I was left with Depeche Mode and Def Leppard.

His jogging music sucks.

So, as I was thinking this over {and deciding if I should totally take over his iPod until I get mine fixed} and wondered what songs to add to his "mix".

So, I'm taking a poll here. What are your favorite exercise songs. Do you have a workout mix you use that gets you pumped? If so, spill the beans! I have a huge music library, but what makes a great workout song? After the other night I realize my sappy little songs aren't going to cut it. I need a great beat, and something spunky!

I'm impatiently waiting for your ideas so that I can take over {I mean, borrow} Jaysen's iPod again for this evenings attempt at jogging.


Alicia said...

My ipod shuffle makes my runs so much better and yes the right music is a must. Here are my favorite running songs. Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl", "Eye of the Tiger", any of the NBA theme songs, and weird as this sounds, the song "Defying Gravity" from Wicked is a great one, starts off slow, but it makes you feel like you are flying when you listen to it and "Skater Boi" is another good one.

Montay said...

Well I only run in my dreams but I agree that the right song makes a huge diffrence when you exercise. I still need to introduce myself to the treadmill in my bedroom we are complete strangers..

Christie said...

My running mix is strangely diverse. I love Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," and "Why Can't This Be Love" by Van Halen. I also have some broadway show tunes on there (Defying Gravity is a MUST HAVE), and "1985" and "High School Never Ends" by Bowling for Soup. Most excellent running songs.

Sister Honey Bunch said...

I'm all about hollaback girl. Loves me some Gwen.

Momma Mary said...

I always LOVE visiting your blog because there are always some rockin' tunes.

"I'd buy you a green dress. But not a real green dress, that's cruel." LOVE IT!

Thanks for the comment. I think you should add that song to your IPOD for jogging.. That song always gets me going. :) Can you make up your own jogging playlist and use it for jogging?

Bonnie B. said...

I don't have any exercise music musts. I am getting some great ideas from your comments. If you are ever in the market for some couch potato music, let me know...

Buxton Family said...

Here are some of my favorite running tunes right now.

See the World- Gomez
Suddenly I See and Miniature Disasters- KT Tunstall
Crawling in the Dark-Hoobastank
Soul Meets Body-Death Cab for Cutie
Numb-Linkin Park
Paralized-Rock Kills Kid
All Your Reasons-Matchbox Twenty


Anonymous said...

So I really need an ipod to get me excited to exercise since I just joined the gym. When you get your list let me know so I get the good songs.


janethesane said...

Hungry Like the Wolf and You May Be Right. Yeah, I am from the Eighties.

Sister Sassy said...

THis is my FAV workout song. I use it right after my slow songs are over when I need to pick up the pace

But Ashlee...if you'd ever send my your address you might get it for free. Don't you make me come to Twin Falls! said...


wow, that is totally awesome. you are doing great!

yummy day to ya, kathleenybeany :)

~Virginia~ said...

i like 'breathless' by the corrs! :)