Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Five - Workout Songs that PUMP YOU UP

TGIF!  I've been M.I.A. these last few days because I ended up getting sinus infection and that kind of pain makes it hard to focus on anything.  Clearly the bike ride on Sunday was a very bad idea.  I felt fine on Monday and then when I woke up Tuesday morning, things were not right.  I was dizzy and I had the worst sinus headache so off to the walk in clinic I went and left with a prescription for antibiotics and nasal spray.  FUN.   I'm feeling much better now that my head no longer feels like someone was trying to chisel it open.

Anyway, today I'm linking up with the DC Trifecta ladies (Courtney, Cynthia & Mar) for a little Friday 5 Action.  Speaking of Friday 5's, I also make an appearance on the Westside Studio blog chatting about my 5 favourite beers (of course).   Making that list was harder than any race I've done, ha ha. 

When I saw the topic for this week's Friday Five, I was all over it.   I love music and I work out and run with it regularly.  I find it especially helpful in the last few km's of a race when I need that extra boost.  I have an extensive playlist and I generally like most music but there are some genres I favour more than others.  If you were to get in my car and turn the radio on, you'd see that it's firmly planted on Alt Nation.  So yeah, I'm a little bit of an alternative music lover and have been since I was a teenager but I do enjoy other genres as evidenced by my running playlist that has everything from Prince, to Rush, to Bruce Springsteen, to The Arctic Monkeys and the Beastie Boys on it.

So without further ado, here are 5 of my current faves:

1) L.L. Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out

This song makes me push for that last rep, or that extra step.  You can't go wrong with a little LL on your playlist.

2)  Train Wreck 1979 - Death from Above 1979

I'm not sure what it is about this song but any time I hear it, especially when I'm running, I work that much harder.

3)  Jump Around - House of Pain

Another classic.  If this song doesn't get you going, then I think you might want to check yourself for a pulse, ha ha.

4) Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

This one motivates me specifically when I'm running.  There's something about the beat that gets me into a groove and pushes me.

5) Soundgarden - Rusty Cage

What can I say about this song.  That driving beat, Chris Cornell's amazing voice really kick things up a notch for me. 

Well there you have it.  5 of my current favourites. 

Tell me some of your favourite tunes and head over to the link up to check out other posts!

Happy Friday! 


macnic said...

Newest obsession:

Check it out. So good. LOVE running to music too. I've actually put some RUSH on my playlists due to you. :-p

Phaedra Kennedy said...

YESSSS! I freaking LOVE this song!!! It's AWESOME! Aha ha ha...another Rush convert! Welcome to the Unicorn Club! :)

Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said...

I've never heard Train Wreck! And I thought I'd heard them all...

Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said...

I've never heard Train Wreck! And I thought I'd heard them all...

Tedi @ Running with Infertility said...

I've never heard of any of those songs. Its great how everyone is so different in what they like to listen to. :)