Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Theme Song Makeover

I need your help! My Theme Song needs a makeover, STAT.

(ala Ally McBeal...remember when her therapist Dr. Tracey (Ullman) told her she needed an uplifting "theme song" with some bounce and pep to help her feel more confident?)

Do you have a Theme Song?

It's that ONE song that pushes you through. The one you click to when you have 3 minutes left on the treadmill but your legs are screaming STOP. The one you find when your hot and sweaty and want to walk the last 4 blocks home. The one that makes you crank the volume and sing out loud in your car, forgetting the 3 pairs of little ears in the back seat. The one you pick for mile 13...or 26...Yeah, That one!

I used to have a GO TO song for these occasions. (Not that I've ever been to mile 13 OR 26...but you know what I mean!)

You Get What You Give - New Radicals

But just from my Ally reference above, you can tell how old this theme song is! We're going on 10 years of getting thru tough moments together! Sadly...this song just isn't doing it for me anymore.

I have a few new favs such as: My Life Would Suck Without You, It's the Climb, No Air, Boom Boom Pow, Pokerface, Single Ladies, Hot & Cold, You Belong With Me (ok, so maybe I like really bad Pop and Country. And breakup music. A Lot. But it's really fun to sing along to at the top of your lungs... and when your 20 month old Munchie runs around the house singing "OhOhOh-OhOhOh, Put Your Hands Up!" you can't help yourself but play that song one more time! )

While all of these are fun, none induce that "Theme Song" adrenaline rush I'm looking for. The one that will get me from mile 3 to mile 4 without looking at the flashing red numbers on my treadmill every 30 seconds! So, I repeat, I need your help. Please share! What's your favoritest-fav song on your iPod??


LauraC said...

I've got ideas! Here are my GO TO songs when I feel like stopping running:

* Whip It by Devo

* Fast As You Can by Fiona Apple

* Beautiful Day (techno remix) by U2

* Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar

* Canned Heat (Napoloean Dynamite song) by Jamiroquai

* SexyBack by JT

As for my current "extra" running songs, they are:

I'm in Miami Bitch
American Boy by Estelle
They Way I Are by Timbaland
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz. Love singing along to this one!!

Also, COVER UP the flashing red numbers. I use a workout towel to cover my display so that I just keep running and running. Or else what I do is mix up the speed, where I pump it to 9 minute mile for 1 minute, then back to 10 minute mile. On and on until I reach my goal.

Avery's Mom said...

Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw.

Not a good song to get me all "pumped up", but definitely my "anthem for life".

~love said...

you're funny. =) i have a whole playlist of "these" songs...but one i always love & start moving faster with is "sweet escape"

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