I’ve been putting off getting my cardio fitness sorted out for too long. I have several problems that encourage me to do this:
- I hate cardio
- I am lazy
- My ankle hurts
Yeah, I’m going on about my joints again, but I am trying to fix them*, so as long as I’m taking some positive action I figure I’m allowed to whinge, right?
Really, though, I have to do something. As unappealing as running is, I think that might be the best bet. I live in the perfect spot for it, by the river where there’s always a light breeze. Plus, the weather is pretty good right now and with P getting home later than usual thanks to his longer commute, I’ve even got a little time when I could do it which at the moment is time I too often end up wasting.
I already have running shoes. I already have one of those arm-pouches for your phone. I already have a route planned. All I need is a playlist.
Let’s not pretend that’s not important. A playlist can keep you running for an extra three minutes, and then another three minutes and another. It can trick you into running a little bit quicker and it can distract you from how tired you are.
It turns out I am entirely oblivious about what songs might make a good playlist. Or at least I was until yesterday when I spent an embarrassingly long time googling work-out music. I hope that I am now more enlightened. After all that work I feel I ought to share it with you. Here you go:
What do you think? Would this make you run? Do you have any fail safe songs that always get you jogging? What other songs should I add? Let me know in the comments!
*So far I have: started taking Vitamin D (which helped my wrists, hips and one of my ankles but not my second, dodgier ankle), had an x-ray and two blood tests (apparently they messed one up) and on Monday I will meet with my GP again to hear the results and to find out what to do next.