If I were in The Hunger Games, I would die first.

If I were in The Hunger Games, I would die first.

It may be the first Monday in January and I may be running (ha, no pun intended) on a New Year’s Resolution high, but I made up my mind that I want to run more. So cliche, I know.
But, I want to. For a lot of reasons that I won’t list, but most importantly, to learn to enjoy the process.

So, on the treadmill I went, since it was dreary and cold outside today.
In our house, we have a gym. My dad has decided to decorate said gym with framed pictures of famous baseball players from back in the day. Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken…you know, the really cool, really awesome guys.

This, my friends, does not help me want to run faster when I am on the treadmill. Staring at Babe Ruth’s face does not give me the motivation I need to run. When I run, I want to focus on something that isn’t running. So, with help from a playlist (listed below), I let my mind wander.

If I were in The Hunger Games, I would die first.

This made me run a little faster.

Run like I stole something.

I ran a little faster.

Run like there’s a zombie behind you.
I ran faster.

With every reason I could think of, I ran faster.
Until, I realized I had run for 30 minutes without stopping.
I didn’t even know I had it in me, honestly!
I think Babe Ruth smirked as I finished my run. LMK top 11 songs to run to

You. Can. Do. It.
With the right motivation and the right playlist, I believe everyone can do what they set their minds to do.
These are my Top 11 Songs to listen to while you run…or do anything, really. They’re upbeat with a solid bass (a necessity for me because I run to the tempo). They keep me focused and I hope you will find them helpful, too.

1. “Scream and Shout” by Will.I.Am & Britney Spears
2. “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson
3. “Wake Me Up” by Avicii
4. “I Love It” by Icona Pop
5. “Crank Dat Soulja Boy (Clean)” by Soulja Boy
6. “One More” by Superchick
7. “Imma Be” by The Black Eyed Peas
8. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
9. “The Real Slim Shady (Clean)” by Eminem
10. “Wop” by J. Dash
11. “Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Need more motivation? Check out my Pinterest page, Just Do It, for all your exercise/song/health food needs.

With these songs and the motivation found on my Pinterest vision board, I run.

I will continue to run…
So that one day, I can say that if I were in The Hunger Games, I would NOT die first.


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