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Desperately Seeking Musical Motivation

So remember a few weeks back when I gave myself a goal of running some 90+ miles before I splurged and bought myself a new frivolously pair of hot pink kicks?

Yeah, about that. It’s not going so good.

I’m not saying that I’ve given up, I’m just saying it’s taking me longer than I expected. My goal was to run three times a week, and by those calculations had me rewarding myself with the new shoes by mid-July.

The truth is, I’m running once or twice a week, not three or four times a week like I’d hoped. I’m on track to purchase the shoes in a few months, or more realistically by the time the snow hits here in Indiana.

I’m not OK with this. I want these shoes NOW. I don’t want to earn them by running for them, I just want to reward myself without the effort. I want to buy them ASAP.

The one thing bumming me out is my current workout music. It’s crazy unmotivating.

First off, I need to create a playlist specifically tailored for running. Currently, all my music is jumbled together, which mean I’ll be hitting the four mile home stretch and Sufjan Stevens “silent night” will start to play with vengeance. To say that it’s a motivational buzz kill is an understatement. How can I compete?

So I’m creating a running playlist, and I need your help. I’m specifically looking for new and current music. I have some of the oldies but goodies, but I need to know what the hip and young kids are listening to these days. You know, the skinny 16 year old gals at the pool.

To give you an idea of what I like, here are 5 tunes that get me sweating:

(also, please no judging)

1. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

2. Flo Rida – Low

3. Maroon 5 – Hands All Over

4. Muse – Supermassive Black Hole

5. Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

So what are the upbeat dance songs all the cool people listening to these days? Hit me with your best suggestions.

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