Sep 7, 2013

{Running Playlist}: Music and Solitude

I've been running and joining fun runs for more than a year now.  At the height of my excitement, I didn't really need anything except of course my running clothes and shoes.  However, as I got used to watching the same scenery, the runners who are practically strangers (except for my companions), the familiar start and finish lines, it came to be that running, even in a throng of people could sometimes feel like a solitary thing.  After all, you run for yourself, right?  



Most times, when I run, I get lost in my thoughts.  Sometimes those thoughts are just trivial, pleasant memories, and sometimes, I get to do some real deep thinking.  They say running is a cheap form of therapy.  I have to agree.  And when I really want to be left alone to do some profound thinking, I'd like to tune out the rest of the world...the noise...honking of car horns, the clomping sounds of other runners, the chatter, the laughter...all of that.  

And so I began to bring along my music player during my runs.  It's an effective way to tell people you want to be alone, and yet not to feel so alone with music blaring in your ears.  When I run, I only want to focus on four things: running, my thoughts, music, and road safety.  No talking.  Come on, when you're out of breath, do you still want to have a nice chit chat?  That comes after the run, when I rejoin my running buddies.  We don't actually see much of each other once we run as we have different pacing.  

So before I get lost in my thoughts, I just like to share my new playlist.  Like I said, it's been more than a year and listening to this and this for quite sometime can get tiresome.  A shout out to Marie B., if you're interested in the songs...you know what to do lol!

So here's my new playlist, a mixture of praise and worship songs (the first 7 songs) and some pop songs down the line.  I started with praise and worship music...to remind me that it all starts with Him.  I worship, even as I run.  

  • Our God (Chris Tomlin)
  • I Will Follow (Chris Tomlin)
  • Run (Hillsong)
  • Go (Hillsong)
  • Everyday (Hillsong/J Hogue) - can't get over this song, so it's still here
  • Open the Eyes of My Heart (Phillips, Craig & Dean version)
  • Search My Heart (radio version Hillsong United)
  • Titanium (David Guetta ft. Sia)
  • Still Into You (Paramore)
  • Roar (Katy Perry)
  • Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
  • Daylight (Maroon 5)
  • Glad You Came (The Wanted)

I'll be having a Sunday morning run tomorrow.  How about you?  However you spend it, hope you enjoy your weekend everyone!


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42 comments:

  1. Maria Teresa GuanlaoSeptember 7, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Hi sis! I saw this post of yours on fb. Enjoy your run tomorrow sis and take care! I wish I can join you, hehe!
    As for me, since I am with my hubby when I run, I prefer not to listen to music sis, hehe, you know! Minsan lang kasi mgsama kya I prefer listening to him. Actually, we don't run sis, we just walk, lol! Pero para sakin run na din yun kasi super pawis ako, haha! As in akala mo tlga sis e tumakbo ako :)

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  2. Nice list. I recognize a few songs. Nakaka-pump up ng groove yung Maroon 5 songs.

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  3. True, sis...I feel like putting on my running shoes right now lol!

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  4. Can't access FB :-( Bihira lang, pag may load for unlisurf hehehe. Sis, tara sama ka hehehe...Thanks for the visit.

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  5. I always run alone so I know what you mean. I would add Florence and the machine dog days as one of my favorite playlist songs. For the humor in it I also love Ingrid Michelson singing "all I can do is keep breathing". I'm attempting 10 miles for the first time tomorrow. Enjoy your run!

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  7. When I'm outdoors doing my routine, I'm alone with my radio or music... it is a time for reflection and rejuvenation... I get your point. ;-)
    Eliz

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  8. Yes it is...as my feet run, so does my mind :-)

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  9. I can relate with when you run you get yourself into deep thinking, in my case since I don't run, the time I get myself into deep thinking or get too absorbed in my thoughts is when I do the do the laundry manually..=)


    Kristine @ A Changed Life
    www.ruralmomkristine.com

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  10. I used to plug my earphone at office. just like you said, it will show that you don't want to be disturbed. and I can say it is effective. hehehe. titanium and daylight is also new to my list.

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  11. Music really uplifts one soul especially while running. Not only does it clear you head but your stamina is also strengthened when you listen to a tempo that is fast and upbeat.


    Enjoy your run tomorrow and be safe A! Blessings.

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  12. Thanks for sharing sis will try to listen to them later .


    I always say that I can't run without music. My playlist is of weird combination though.


    I haven't run for a week now aaaw! Did't run also today Sunday due to a lot of reasons. I hope I could run back soon.


    Have a blessed Sunday!

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  13. Marielle Faye GarciaSeptember 8, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    I have Roar, I'm Glad You Came and Titanium, too, on my playlist!

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  14. Minsan, when I work I also want to plug in my earphones para i can concentrate and shut others out. Hehe.

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  15. Wow. I bet those hillsong songs are indeed music to your ears while you're running! :)

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  16. i love listening to praise and worship songs, too. hillsongs' one of my fave! that's a very nice list! and oh, i have to say this, i agree about what you said regarding running and feeling like it's a solitary thing. although I don't run now, back in the day when i was still mountaineering, running was one of my traning before a climb, and i do feel that way, too whenever i run. therapeutic at the same time. :-)

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  17. Will definitely try to get this music in my player.. hehehe!

    I haven't run for a while na. Tumataba na aketch!

    Btw ate, hope you can join my giveaway po...

    http://www.marieclara.info/2013/09/classic-series-giveaway.html

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  18. That's a nice playlist.. I will try them next year..hehhe

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  19. During my senti and my not-so-in-the-mood moments I play music with headsets too. It helps me relaxed and feel better.

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  20. Dance music can really pump me up when I jog. I love Titanium and Daylight too! :)

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  21. There's something comforting about running alone. I haven't done that in a while, and I'd like to again. Thanks for sharing your playlist.

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  22. I have daylight, roar and some other katy perry stuff like "the one who got away" and pink also. I can run on Maroon 5 songs forever hehe

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  23. Daylight ( Maroon 5 ) - is one of my favorite. .. nice playlist Aileen.:)

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  24. I think I've already mentioned it before but Everyday is seriously my most favorite worship song ever! That's a really great playlist; I think I can run on it, too!

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  25. i enjoy enya's songs lately. it relaxes my nerves. sundays are often spent with my family. usually after church, we either eat lunch or dinner out, visit my pamangkins or do the grocery shopping.

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  26. I like Katy Perry when I'm working out at the gym. Really gets me going. Thanks for sharing your playlists. I'm always on the lookout for nice new songs. :)

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  27. Cool! Will get your playlist, too. :) Keep on running and worshiping the Lord!

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  28. Running is great exercise plus you add music pa to stimulate your brain. That's a nice combo =)


    Mommy Maye

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  29. Enjoy your run.. lovely music to accompany you when you run.

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  30. true, music is a huge help on running or exercising.. sometimes when i workout i use the beat of the music to make me more energetic. fun stuff! :)

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  31. Sunday for us the Lord's day so will just be definite in the church and in the house which is just behind the church's stage :)

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  32. Uy Hillsong. My niece and her family are Christians, and I have friend in UK who are members of the Hillsong choir in London too. They are a good singers and I like their songs too.

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  33. my playlist for yoga is mostly a mix of slow/mellow pop and yoga music from deva premal :)

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  34. this reminds me that I haven't run for months T_T

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  35. Oh I think everyday is the Lord's day sis, just that Sunday is set apart, of course. My routine is to have an early morning run (6am), clean up and have breakfast, then go to church service. Wala pa naman kasi service at that time, so I kick off the day with a good run, and it's really energizing, all pumped up, tapos relax ka sa sermon (but not sleeping lol!)

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  36. At some point sis, pinangarap kong maging member ng Hillsong, the Hillsong Australia in particular...heheheh wala lang. :-)

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  37. Ah yes, something that's relaxing naman. Would slow classical music be apt for yoga routine?

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  38. Yes sis. I could easily get lost in my thoughts...but without forgetting road safety naman hehehe..

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  39. I think I lack the discipline to run before the church service. Feeling ko makakatulog ako pagkatapos dahil sa pagod :D Actually hindi naman talaga ako tumatakbo, I was once dream to have a treadmill at home pero hanggang sa nakalimutan ko na lang yang pangarap na yan :D Honestly, tamad talaga ako :( I lack the determination to exercise. Kaya I really admire you for having a firm determination to run.

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  40. yes, aileen. i could do my practice on slow classical music too. :)

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  41. listened some of the song in your list and they are beautiful

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  42. I'm loving Roar na din. :) I haven't jogged while listening to worship songs. Ma try nga. ;)

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