You all know that we’ve recently relocated and discovered some unpleasant side effects. One of which is the lack of time to put one foot in front of the other at a quick pace. Yes, I’m talking about running! Upon moving, I hadn’t had time to run in approximately a billion years. Last Tuesday, that changed. I laced up my sneakers, put on my cutest running shorts and set out in my new ‘hood.
The next day I got sick. Ugh! So I have now run once in one month. Not like I’ve been touring DC eating cupcakes or anything though.
The good news about having this nagging cough is that I have had time to scroll through iTunes and update my running playlist. You all don’t judge me when I post these, right? Because here’s my confession for this list: I love Jason Derülo. I want a little song that plays in a robot-esque voice whenever someone says my name before my next catchy song starts.
***Updated*** More good news: I’m the proud owner of a Z-Pak! My first ever. Here’s hoping it does its thing. And fast.
Without further ado…
Jason Derülo’s, In My Head–The first time I heard this song, I swore BSB had a new album out and this was the first single. Takes me back to the day. I absolutely love this song. Listen to it once and just try not to sing it all day long.
La Roux, Bulletproof–The first time I ran to this song, I may or may not have thrown some Jersey Shore-style punches in the air. Girl power is not usually my thing but when this little mohawked one sings about not getting her heart broken again, I am so right there with her.
Eminem, Not Afriad–Oh, Eminem. We go way back. To high school. I couldn’t tell you exactly what I love about Marshall Mathers. My best guess would be that I love how angry he is. Or that it’s so easy to learn all the lyrics to his songs? Maybe it’s his underdog factor. I don’t know, but this is his best song since Lose Yourself and it’s climbing right up my most-played list. Remind me to share that list with you sometime. You’d all have a nice laugh.
Fall Out Boy’s, Sugar We’re Going Down–You can file this one right under Eminem on your, “Whiny White Boys Jennie Loves” list. Our Band Hero stuff is not yet assembled, so since I can’t drum to this, I have to run to it.
Enrique Iglesias’ I Like It –Hear me out. I hated this song the first couple times I heard it on the radio. And then they kept playing it. And playing it. And you know how that story ends. Now it’s a fave. I only listen to it while running though, as I have a feeling I would tire of it quickly if it was on a more-frequent rotation.
Anyway You Want It/Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’ by Glee! – Usually Glee songs make me remember how much I miss an original version of a song (see: Alone, by Heart and all songs by Britney Spears) but this was an exception. I like the Glee version better. It’s a medley so there’s no such thing as the original anyway. And picturing all the little Glee misfits bopping around to it makes me run faster. I swear it.
Told you I liked him. Rounding out the playlist is Ridin’ Solo by Jason Derülo. And here is why: I’m putting on my shades to cover up my eyes, I’m jumpin’ in my ride, I’m heading out tonight, I’m solo, I’m riding solo, I’m riding solo, I’m riding solo, sooloooo. I’m feeling like a star, you can’t stop my shine, I’m loving cloud nine, my head’s in the sky. I’m solo, I’m riding solo, I’m riding solo, I’m riding solo, sooloooo.”
Rock on, kids. And run fast.