Help Me Run Like a Girl

Monday, January 12, 2015

Here are three things you should know about me:

1) This year I am striving to walk/run 1,200 miles.
2) I must listen to music when I run. My body is incapable of making the motions one must make in order to run without music playing in my ears. Seriously.
3) The last time I updated my running playlist the United States hadn't yet had an African American president.

OK. That last statement is a bit of an exaggeration, but Nas' song "Black President" (which was released during Obama's first campaign) is on my playlist.

My point is this -- I desperately need some new music to run to!

I'd love a list of girl power anthems to listen to as I run the Hot Chocolate 5K in Atlanta on January 25.

Can you help?

Here's a list of some of songs I currently run to so that you can get an idea of what I like:

"Run the World (Girls)," Beyonce (I'm probably never replacing this song.)
"Fergalicious," Fergie
"4 Minutes," Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake
"Bang Bang,"
"Boom Boom Pow," Black Eyed Peas
"Countdown," Beyonce
Everyone Nose" Remix,  N.E.R.D. ft. Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Pusha T. (No, that's not a typo in the song title. Yes, this is a song about using drugs.)
"Eyes Like Yours," Shakira
"Headsprung," LL Cool J
"Hero," Nas
"Lights Camera Action," Mr. Cheeks
"Street Lights," Kanye West
"Streets on Fire," Lupe Fiasco
"Stronger," Kanye West
"Tunnel Vision," Justin Timberlake
"Yellow," Coldplay

What songs should be on my new "Run Like a Girl" playlist? 


  1. Christina Aguilera - Fighter and Kelly Clarkson - Stronger come to mind immediately. How about Destiny's Child - Survivor or Jumpin?

  2. So my taste is a bit different, but hear are some current songs on my workout playlist that should just be called "Songs That Attempt to Make Me Forget I Hate Running": Night by Night by Chromeo, BOB by Outkast, Somebody Loves You by Betty Who, Raise the Roof by Uncle Luke, Latch by Disclosure, Let It Go by Dragonette, We Sink by Chvrches, Since You've Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson, Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga, Who Gon Stop Me by JayZ, Danza Kuduro by Don Omar.