Saturday, January 05, 2008


Update on my leg situation: I went to the doctor Friday and after an x-ray, he still couldn't tell if I had shin splints or a stress fracture. So I have to go have a MRI Monday after work and am meeting with the doctor again on Thursday. If it's shin splints, it's ice, heat and Advil. If it's a stress fracture, the game's over, at least for a while. And unfortunately, I have a feeling it's going to be the latter of the two. He told me to stop running until we met again but I may do it anyway.

So in case I didn't say it, this is kind of a big deal to me. I have been unconfident in my ability to do this from day one. This is exactly what I was afraid of.

BUT. Enough about that. What really matters is what I'm listening to while enduring this pain and suffering!

Here are the ones that I love but don't necessarily have a good tempo for running:

Promiscuous Girl, Nelly Furtado
Miss You Much, Janet Jackson
Give It To Me, Timbaland
Here I Come, Fergie
Fergalicious, Fergie
The Way I Are (Feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.), Timbaland
Love Stoned/I Think She Knows Interlude, JT
Stronger, Kanye West
Whatever You Like, Nicole Scherzinger
Clumsy, Fergie
Rock Your Body (live), JT
Sexy Ladies (live), JT
FutureSex/LoveSound (live), JT

Here are the ones I love and have a good running tempo:

Maneater, Nelly Furtado
U + Ur Hand, Pink
Who Knew, Pink
Mr Brightside, The Killers
Glamorous, Fergie
The Potential Break Up Song, Aly & AJ*
Be Mine, Robyn*
Clothes Off!, Gym Class Heroes
I Got It From My Mama, Will.I.Am
Somebody Told Me, The Killers
Shut Up and Drive, Rihanna*
Do It Well, Jennifer Lopez*
I Don't Wanna Be In Love (Dance Floor Anthem), Good Charlotte
Nasty Boys, Janet Jackson*
Ooh Ooh Baby, Britney Spears
Get Low, Flo-Rida
Go Girl, Pitbull ft. Trina
Toxic, Britney Spears
Me Against The Music, Britney Spears
Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Beyonce
Crazy In Love, Beyonce
My Humps, Black Eyed Peas
She Ain't Got that Boom, Blaque
Gimme More (Remix), Britney Spears (Feat. T.I.)

And here are the ones that I added that weren't on the playlist before:

You Dropped A Bomb On Me, The Gap Band
Knock On Wood, Rachel Stevens*
Hollywood Nights, Bob Segar
We Didn't Start the Fire, Bruce Springsteen
Summer Of 69, Bryan Adams
River Deep Mountain High, Celine Dion
Cupid Shuffle, Cupid
Heaven, DJ Sammy
Zombie Nation, DJ Scribble
She Works Hard For the Money, Donna Summer
Fake Your Way To The Top, Dreamgirls*
Take It Easy, The Eagles
Lose Yourself, Eminem
Rockefeller Skank, Fat Boy Slim
U Sexy, Fatman Scoop
When I Grow Up, Garbage
It's Raining Men, Geri Halliwell
I Just Wanna Be Happy, Gloria Estefan
Vacation, Go Gos
You Can't Stop The Beat, Hairspray*
We Built This City, Jefferson Starship
The Middle, Jimmy Eat World
Rock and Roll All Night, Kiss
My Sharona, The Knack
Omigod You Guys, Legally Blonde The Musical
Never Leave You (Uh Oh) (Remix), Lumidee
Hung Up, Madonna
When God Fearing Women Get the Blues, Martina McBride
Love Today, Mika
Lose Control, Missy Elliott
Spiderwebs, No Doubt
Hey Ya, Outkast
Swing, Savage
Temperature, Sean Paul
I Ain't No Quitter, Shania Twain
Down in Mississippi (Up To No Good), Sugarland
I Can't Hold Back, Survivor
Hey Mickey, Toni Basil
Defying Gravity, Wicked*
Switch, Will Smith
Perfect Gentleman, Wyclef Jean
Talk Dirty To Me, Poison
We Got the Beat, The GoGos

I'm still working through that last list, finding what works and what doesn't, so I make no guarantees. Also, I keep the playlist on shuffle so I never know what's coming next. The ones with asterisks are what I turn to when I need a "power" song. And yes, Justin Timberlake could sing his ABCs and I'd still try to run to it.

Hope some of that works.


  1. Don't get too discouraged. My friend Adam started running and he got a stress fracture too. His doctor told him it was fairly common. Anyway, it healed quickly and he was back running in no time. He also tried to run on it but I think it was too painful for him. Hope everything goes well, and I'll be waiting for an update.

  2. I just added most of the ones on your list to my playlist - gracias!

  3. Add Fall Out Boy's "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" or however they spell it. It's a good one for running.


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