When I made this playlist I had visions of myself running through a snowy forest wearing a cute winter workout outfit and a smile on my face. And maybe with a cheery robin hanging out on a nearby twig.
Then when all this snow and ice landed, I was reminded of why I don’t run in the winter – I found myself tentatively stepping along the edge of the pavement (basically in my neighbours’ hedges) trying to avoid patches of ice. The chances of me slipping and breaking my ankle are pretty high at the best of times, I don’t need ice increasing the odds.
With this in mind, I possibly won’t be using this playlist for running, but I will use it for HITT workouts in my kitchen. And I will go for a run if I consider it safe enough for my skeleton.
It can be hard to motivate yourself to exercise when it’s cold and dark, but the one thing that guarantees to get me moving in winter is a bangin’ playlist. And, since Christmas is around the corner, I thought it would be a jolly (holly*) good idea to pull together some of my favourite, upbeat Christmas hits.
*Thanks for that one, Bublé.
What are some of your favourite festive tracks to exercise to? I’m always looking to add to my playlist, so please do let me know any recommendations.
P.S Two points before we crack on.
#1 – I’m watching The Holiday whilst composing this post. Isn’t it the best?
#2 – Just a heads up -my S key is sticking. Whilst I’ve done my best to get Ss in the right places, there may be one or two missing. Just ayin’.
1.Last Christmas, Casccada
2. Everybody Loves Christmas, Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector
3. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Miley Cyrus
4. Gettin’ In The Mood (For Christmas), Brian Setzer
5. Run Run Rudolph, Kelly Clarkson
6. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Busted
7. Father Christmas, The Kinks
8. Shake up Christmas, Train (a nice one for stretching)
9.Sleigh Ride, The Ronettes
10. Cool Yule, Brian Setzer
11. Rock and Roll Christmas, George Thorogood & The Destroyers
12. 12 Days of Christmas, Relient K