Episodes and Trumpets

I am a keen runner, but during the first year and a half with B I sort of abandoned it a bit in favour of Vin Blanc and Marlboro Menthols. Now, however, I am back into it and loving it. There are few better feelings than getting back home after a long run, feeling healthy and alive and buzzing with joyful endorphins. I always have music blasting in my ears, and my current playlist for running is one of the few I’ve managed to put together where I don’t skip any songs, as each one puts a spring in my step…

  • Nearly Lost You – Screaming Trees (let’s out the grungey teen in me once again – the one with the huge nose ring, yellow Doc Martens and hair dyed bright red)
  • The Next Episode – Dr Dre (we all need a bit of gangsta goin’ on)
  • Scream (Funk My Life Up) – Paolo Nutini (anything funk rocks my world and funks my life up, hahr)
  • Rumble and Sway – Jamie N Commons (can’t listen to this song in any situation without moving my body in one way or another, so absolutely perfect)
  • Trumpets – James Derulo (bit cheesy, but I kinda like it)
  • All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers (perfect rhythm for running)
  • Bright Lights Bigger City – Cee Lo Green (loving the bass line – I’m all about that bass, y’all)
  • Carousel Ride – Rubblebucket (if I’d skip any song in this list, this would be it – this one generally only works if I’m running downhill)
  • Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In a Small Town – Pearl Jam (another trip down my teenage memory lane, and Eddie Vedder’s lovely voice caressing my ears always works)
  • Flaws – Bastille (like Carousel Ride, I skip this one if I happen to be running up a hill, the beat is too ‘struggling’ to spur me on)
  • Hold On Me – Marlon Roudette (uphill, downhill, flat – perfect)
  • I Drove All Night – Roy Orbison (for the 50s chick in me)
  • Illusionist – Amanda Jenssen (she annoys me a bit, but this song is lovely)
  • It’s Your Thing – Jackson 5 (impossible not to love this song)
  • Let Your Love Flow – The Bellamy Brothers (Prozac for the soul)
  • Love Love Love – Avalanche City (more Prozac and the sweetest little song)
  • Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers (my inner hillbilly making herself known…)
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran (cute and lovely, although the line “the taste of my love” strikes me as quite dirty)
  • Walk This Way – Aerosmith/Run DMC (works every time)
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