I don’t always run to music. For longer runs I prefer a podcast. Sometimes I go earbudless (new word!) and listen to the birds, frogs, waves, my breathing, life around me.
But when I do tune in to tunes, they aren’t top 40, they aren’t classic pump up tunes, they aren’t what everyone keeps telling me are “normal” running songs.
So, here are a few of my favourite, perhaps unconventional, run along diddies:
An Ocean Between the Waves by The War on Drugs
Daylight by Matt and Kim
Haiti by The Arcade Fire
Midnight City by M83
Birthday by Kings of Leon
Young Blood by The Naked and Famous
Book Club by the Arkells
Don’t Swallow the Cap by The National
These are just 8 of the songs that unchain me and get me striding over that pavement with enthusiasm.