In response to today’s daily prompt, our writing challenge for Bloganuary, I’d like to tell you what’s on my current music playlist.
I do most of my music listening while working, choosing from a variety of playlists as I progress through my exercise routine. I have incredibly broad music tastes.
I love all sorts of artists and genres, everything from Lawrence Welk to Metallica to Enrique Iglesias.
Music is the main thing that gets me pepped up for the day as I complete my workout routine, a starting block.
I don’t like counting reps so I use the length of the song to gauge time, as I don’t keep track of time either.
Morning stretches start out with the likes of:
Nunca Es Suficiente by Los Ángeles Azules, ft. Natalia Lafourcade.
Young Turks by Rod Stewart
Pork and Beans by Wheezer
30 minutes of running or the elliptical followed by free weights to songs like:
Danza Kuduro by Don Omar, ft. Lucenzo
No Puedo Olvidarte by Maluma, Nicky Jam
Santeria by Sublime
Heart of Glass by Blondie
King Without A Crown by Matisyahu
1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
Crawling by Linkin Park
Beautiful Disaster by 311
Workout blitzes, where I choose an ongoing set with a single repetitive movement using either free weights at maximum weight or something like calisthenics or crunches the ENTIRE duration of the song:
Everlong by Foo Fighters
Viva La Vida by Coldplay
The Red by Chevelle
Uprising by Muse
Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold
Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones
Electric Love by Børns
I love the feeling of song accomplishment, being sore, feeling tight, and that after burn I get with blitzes. It’s the songs that get me to push through with their strong beat, pace, and rhythm.
End of workout stretching includes something like:
Motif in F Major by Gavin Luke
Harvest Moon by Neil Young
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley