Long time readers will know I love my music when I run. I have to have my tunes. There is a rare run when I won't have music, but I'll still have distractions. The US women's national soccer team had a game on Saturday afternoon when I was on the treadmill, so instead of music, I had a TV on in the fitness room. Something to break up the monotony of running.
Part of the fun I have with races, especially Disney races, is building a playlist. I'll start off with a list to simply run to, and build from there. I have fun songs right from the beginning, but I do have to rotate songs out if I get tired of them. Those are the ones I'll stop running and skip the song on my iPod. If I do that a couple runs in a row, I know it's time to take that song out and get a new one.
My music certainly is not current, but I will have current songs if I happen to hear it on the radio, or a movie. I bought Shakira's "Try Everything" the minute I got home from seeing Zootopia. Sometimes I know a song will be great to run to, and again, Disney! I had that song on my playlist for Tink and loved it. Otherwise the music I use is already on my iPod, and the best thing about using my iPhone is I can remove and add songs to a playlist without using iTunes. My iPhone has the option so I can quickly change things up before a run.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.