On Saturday, June 8, I'll be joining a few thousand other women in the Oakley New York Mini 10k.
This is only my second race and my first at this distance, and though I'm certainly a little nervous, my sole goal is to cross the finish line and appreciate the experience. About a year ago, I could barely jog for two minutes without stopping, and since then I've come to genuinely enjoy running -- something I never expected. I'm not the fastest or the strongest (far from it), but who cares? The rush of pride I feel after completing a run, regardless of the time or distance, is much more important than any other marker of success.
On the to-do list before picking up my bib is finalizing my race playlist. I'm always searching for new workout music, and the main thing I look for -- especially when it comes to running tunes -- is a song with a solid, quick beat. If the tempo is too slow, I instantly feel sluggish.
The following are several of my favorite running songs. Here's hoping they'll help push me along come Saturday morning!
- "Can't Be Saved" -- Senses Fail
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