Looking for some tunes to get you pumped for your run? Never fear, Sparkle Athletic is here and we’ve got you covered!
It doesn’t matter if you are running a Christmas themed race this December or simply trying to get into the holiday spirit during your workouts, we thought a Christmas running playlist would be perfect for this time of the year! We’ve all heard the traditional versions of most Christmas music, but we thought we’d go with some newer bands/ artists for this running mix. We hope that whether your runs take you on a snow covered trail, on a indoor treadmill or anywhere in between that these jams help to get you in the holiday mood while working out during this holiday season!
‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ – Jackson 5
‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – Mariah Carey
‘Little Drummer Boy’ – Pentatonix
‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ – Idina Menzel & Michael BublÃƒ©
‘We Need A Little Christmas’ – Glee Cast Version
‘Run Rudolph Run’ – CeeLo Green
‘Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays’ – *N Sync
‘I Won’t Be Home for Christmas’ – Blink 182
‘My Only Wish (This Year)’ – Britney Spears
‘This Christmas’ – Chris Brown
‘Last Christmas’ – Jimmy Eat World
‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ – Miley Cyrus
‘Let It Snow’ – Boyz II Men
‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ – U2
‘Mistletoe’ – Justin Bieber
We may be a little bias, but we think these songs will definitely help you get in the holiday spirit for your run. No matter your distance or speed, these songs are just the tunes to get your feet moving as you head out the door. We all know how music can effect our moods and even our workouts. As runners we often turn to music for motivation and, at times, to take our mind off of the miles. Having the perfect song at the right moment, whether it be when you are conquering a long run or tackling a fast interval on the treadmill, can be the difference between ending your run on a high note or simply finishing flat.
The #teamsparkle community is such an amazing resource that we want to hear from YOU to find out what you are listening to, what is helping you to rock your runs and what is a must on every runner’s playlist. The best songs have the ability to keep us going mile after mile and we want to be a resource for one another so that we can run longer, run faster, but also run happy. Some songs may be old, some songs may be new, some songs may be trendy, some songs may be underground, but as long as the beats are pumping and inspiring us to put one foot in front of the other, then it is music to our ears!
If you’d like to be featured on an upcoming Sparkle Athletic “Running Playlist“ post, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear what songs made your cut and which ones we should add to our ever-growing playlist.
**Please remember to use caution when listening to music while running, especially if you are pounding the pavement outdoors. A few suggestions would be to run with one earbud out or to do your best to keep the volume low enough so you can clearly hear your surroundings. It may be hard, especially when you want to rock out to your favorite track, but safety first!**