Summer is in full swing, and if you're suffering from the heat wave that has been affecting so many regions, the thought of sweating through your workouts may be hard to bear. You can do a lot to stay cool in the summer heat (exercising in the shade, putting an ice pack in your sports bra or under your hat, and wearing moisture-wicking workout clothes), but you can only do so much to motivate yourself to get going. If you need help putting a pep in your step, start with your music. It makes such a difference in motivating you to get out the door and keeping your going!
The last few weeks in Oklahoma have been brutal. We're talking, 105 degrees at 8:30 p.m. as the sun is setting and I'm heading out for my daily run. I feel like I have massive boob sweat before I ever make it down the driveway. It's too much. If I didn't have my iPod stocked with loads of bumping tunes to motivate me, I'm not sure anything could keep me from falling to one, massive sweat heap on the pavement.
There are so many great songs out right now that I'm having a hard time adding them to my own workout playlists fast enough. To make it easier for you, here are the sweet 16 songs I'm sweating to (and loving it) so far this summer.
(Links go to amazon.com for mp3 purchases.)
Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo – Let's Go
David Guetta ft. Sia – Titanium (This is my jam! I listen to it on repeat during my runs.)
Ellie Goulding – Lights
Imagine Dragons – It's Time (only $0.25 on amazon.com!)
Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built
The Killers – Runaways
Linkin Park – Burn It Down
Neon Trees – Everybody Talks (Everything on this album rocks.)
Owl City ft. Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
P!nk – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Pitbull – Back In Time
Rihanna – Where Have You Been
Train – Drive By
Usher - Scream
Walk The Moon – Anna Sun (currently a free download on amazon.com!)
What songs are you sweating to this summer?