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!