My five-mile time last night was 47:16. That’s not exactly stellar, but I’ll take it. Thirty miles down, 1,795 to go.

I have a playlist on my Nano with about 75 songs on it. They’re all great “running” songs, either because of the tempo or just because they’re motivational. Here are the tracks I heard last night on my route.


  1. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me” – Fall Out Boy
  2. Letterbomb – Green Day
  3. Jammin’ Me – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  4. Callin’ Baton Rouge – Garth Brooks
  5. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  6. Two Way Action – Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire
  7. From a Buick 6 – Bob Dylan
  8. Somebody Told Me – The Killers
  9. Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers
  10. The King of Bedside Manor – Old 97’s
  11. Jesus Walks – Kanye West
  12. Debaser – Pixies
  13. Mrs. Robinson [Theme from The Graduate] – Simon & Garfunkel
  14. C’mon C’mon – The Von Bondies
  15. Get Free – The Vines

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  1. I suggest giving a listen to “Podruner”. The DJ puts together various mixes at a fixed BPM just for runners. Find a BPM that works for you and it will help you maintain your pace!

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