It’s Tunes Tuesday!

I love when new music keeps hitting the scene left, right, and center! Running is so much more enjoyable when I catch myself singing out loud while running on the t-mill in the gym. Yes, I still do that. Music is officially my mantra. Although, I did come across this t-shirt at the Nike factory store and I’m thinking if music ever magically lost its touch this could also work for me:

For Tunes Tuesday I’m going to give you my new favourite playlist:

The Snow Workout Playlist
What The Hell- Avril Lavigne
More (RedOne Jimmy Remix)- Usher
Price Tag- Jessie J
Hello- Martin Sloveig & Dragonette
Bass Down Low- Dev & The Cataracs
Hold It Against Me- Britney Spears
F**kin’ Perfect- P!nk
Stuttering- Fefe Dobson
Never Say Never- Justin Bieber
Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO
Barbra Streisand- Duck Sauce
Black and Yellow- Wiz Khalifa
Dirty Dancer- Enrique feat. Usher
Pretty Girl Rock- Keri Hilson
Freckles- Natasha Bedingfield
Windows Are Rolled Down- Amos Lee

Mantras vs Music

After reading the article, The Magic of Mantras in RW I was trying to find my own mantra to use when my run starts feeling hard. I looked into what other people use and how that could fit for me but nothing felt like a perfect fit. I started looking into quotes for inspiration and a favourite that I came across was, “Never tell me the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.”

And that is just WAY too long to recite to yourself when you are trying to conquer a hill but it is such an inspiring quote. After reading The Hungry Runner Girl’s post Beauty Tips I found another song to add to my playlist, Natasha Bedingfield’s “Freckles.”

I love it. So, as I sit at my desk on this snowy morning (hello, snowstorm that may reach 30 cm!) I started thinking how my songs are my mantras. When I start to feel like I am slowing down or feeling defeated I put on a power song to push me through. And maybe I will fall in love with a mantra like one of lulu’s on the right.
Such as, Breathe Deeply. That is an important one. I do find myself rechecking with my breath during my run and once I exhale, I usually have a huge smile on my face. I think my mantra isn’t something that I should rush to find and it will come naturally one day.
Here’s another song I got in my inbox from my friend Brit that I am slightly in love with:
I love new song days! If you have any favourites, please send them my way!