a new running playlist

ok, so I've always run off and on, mostly outside (I HATE treadmills). When living in Edinburgh, I got really into it and ended up running my own half-marathon right before we moved. I tried to keep it up while living in Austin, but the heat was pretty much unbearable.

A hamstring strain has kept me from it since being back in Indiana, as well as simply not having enough hours in the day to get everything I want to do done!

IN SHORT: Excuses, excuses, excuses. Since the weather is so beautiful, I've decided to get back out there. Good music is a must when running, so here are five songs getting me motivated right now:

"Shake It Out" -- Florence + the Machine

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbN0nX61rIs&feature=player_detailpage]

"Best of My Love" -- The Emotions

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WPefERS7EZs]

"We Are Young" -- Fun. feat. Janelle Monae

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Sv6dMFF_yts]

"Under the Blacklight" -- Rilo Kiley

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_XTwgR2T7g8]

"Take a Minute" -- K'naan

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=APw9ES0JpZo]

this playlist on Spotify