Today is my long run day. So of course, I am sitting here avoiding it, and messing around with my ipod instead. I am on a mission to create a really good playlist – one that will keep me motivated and energized for the entire 9-mile run I am hoping to do. (Although, for full disclosure, I am way ahead of my training schedule so I may just slack and do 8. We shall see).

Last week I got some great recommendations from friends, and I thought I would share my own personal favorites that keep me going. (And also because, AGAIN, doing this will further proscratinate my inevitable run). So, here are some of my powersongs:

Run On – Moby
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
Rag and Bones – White Stripes
Fast As You Can – Fiona Apple
Shackles – Mandisa
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
She Wants to Move – NERD
The Headphonist – Kinky
Gold Digger – Glee Cast Version
Sleep Now In the Fire – Rage Against the Machine
Stronger – Kanye
Block Rockin Beats – Chemical Brothers
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Saturday Night – Ozomatli
This is It – Kirk Franklin
Amos Story – Aaron Ivey
Stop – Jane’s Addiction
Shadow Stabbing – Cake
I Wanna Get Free – The Hives
Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
Give Me Something to Break – Limp Bizkit
Keep It Rollin’ – Tribe Called Quest
Hash Pipe – Weezer

This is not necessarily the fare I like to listen to on a regular basis, but for whatever reason these are the songs that help me kick into gear when I’m running. But I’m still looking for more songs, especially with a 10k coming up next week.

Got any ideas for me?