I had the pleasure of going for a run this morning with a super-fit personal-trainer friend (who didn't even charge me for getting me out on a lovely, hilly Lynn Valley trail).
Had I not been attempting to keep up a conversation, these would have been my picks to help keep me going while she bounded up ahead of me, leaping over rocks and roots and sprinting up stairs:
- Beasie Boys' "So What'cha Want"
I love that this tune has a little attitude and a little anger, which are really key qualities among hardcore runners, no? It's got a killer driving beat that's just perfect for pouding the ground. And did you know the Muppets did their own version? I think I just fell for Animal even harder.
- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's "Can't Hold Us"
The energy this song gives off is infectious. "Trust me. On my I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T shit hustler..." Seriously sick beat. You could just have this on a loop and rock an entire running route with it.
- LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem"
Admittedly, those guys are ridiculous, but this track makes you want to get up and shake that A -- or run it off.