Favorite running tunes

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I ran the New Moon Half Marathon last night. It started at 6 p.m. and I ended shortly after 8 p.m. The route took all the runners through downtown Delaware – such a pretty little college town.

Barrak and the kids were waiting for me at the finish line so we could eat burgers at Son of Thurman afterward. Greta and Magnus tore off the curb and out into the course to run the last 50 yards with me.

Although Magnus was lagging in the photos above, I was shocked by how fast that little bugger was. He finished right alongside me. (P.S. Greta had her face painted in Dia de los Muertos style from a graduation party we’d gone to earlier in the day; it ended up being perfect for the street party atmosphere at the race).

Here are my favorite running tunes currently on my iPod Shuffle:

  • Hold On – Alabama Shakes
  • Cruel Summer – Bananarama
  • XO – Beyonce
  • Do It Again – Chemical Brothers
  • Midnight (Giorgio Moroder Remix) – Coldplay
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Without You (feat. Usher) – David Guetta & Usher
  • Hold On, We’re Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan) – Drake
  • Flashdance (What a Feeling) – Irene Cara (Flashdance soundtrack)
  • Run Fay Run – Isaac Hayes (Kill Bill Vol. 1 soundtrack)
  • No Church in the Wild (feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream) – Jay Z & Kanye West (The Great Gatsby soundtrack)
  • Taper Jean Girl – Kings of Leon
  • Do What U Want (feat. R. Kelly) – Lady GaGa
  • Telephone (feat. Beyonce) – Lady GaGa
  • Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
  • Gloria – Laura Branigan
  • Portland, Oregon – Loretta Lynn
  • Bloodbuzz Ohio – The National
  • Unknown Legend – Neil Young
  • DJ, Ease My Mind – Niki & The Dove
  • Sinner Man (Remix) – Nina Simone
  • Story of My Life – One Direction
  • Just Breathe – Pearl Jam
  • Life on a Chain – Pete Yorn
  • Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
  • Fearless – Pink Floyd
  • Timber (feat. Ke$ha) – Pitbull
  • Controversy – Prince
  • Harder Than You Think – Public Enemy
  • Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn
  • R-A-N-G-E-R (Army Ranger) – Running Cadences
  • GO! (feat. Karen O) – Santigold
  • Crown On the Ground – Sleigh Bells
  • Cry to Me – Solomon Burke (Dirty Dancing soundtrack)
  • Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Spencer Davis Group (The Big Chill soundtrack)
  • King of Pain (Remix) – Sting
  • Brothers – Tanlines
  • Vampire Hunters – Wojciech Kilar (Bram Stoker’s Dracula soundtrack)
  • Battle Without Honor or Humanity (Kill Bill Vol. 1 soundtrack)

And here’s my mighty little clip-on Shuffle, about the size of a Cheez-It, engraved ‘Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy’: