This post is sponsored by Jabra. All opinions and cheesy playlists are my own, though.
For a long time, I DID NOT listen to music while running. I preferred to listen to the sound of my breath and take in my surroundings and work through things in my head.
Last year, there was a whole lot going on, and I didn’t want to be left alone with my thoughts. I started listening to podcasts and music while running. I have to give a shoutout to Mary for introducing me to the wonders of one Ms. Taylor Swift while working out. T-Swift also got me through the swim of a tri last year. (Sidenote: Cassey from Blogilates freaking MET her the other day. I am insanely jealous.) I started really learning the power of working out to music and pushing myself harder than I thought I could.
I typically love to listen to my fave instructors’ Spotify playlists, because I know they put a lot of work into picking out their favorite jams for us to work out to, but here’s some of my favorite jams to rock out to when I run, or if I ever had to get on one of those awful cardio machines at the gym. Warning: you will find zero new music on here because I am not cool, but you will find lots of high-energy music to keep you motivated.
Jabra’s just come out with these headphones that look really cool. The Sport Pulse Wireless Headphones are completely wireless AND have a heart rate monitor built into the ear.
I keep trying to get into heart rate training, but hate the feeling of a band around my chest. With these babies, you can turn ’em on, put your phone in your pocket and get moving without a heart monitor choking you or getting all tangled up in wires. (99.4% of my music malfunctions while running are related to tangled wires.) The headphones also come with an app with workouts you can follow — or it lets you design your own!
What’s your favorite song to rock out to while you work out?