Next to March (my birthday month) this month is my absolute favorite. I have four family members celebrating birthdays (my cousin, uncle, mom and dad) and I’ll be celebrating 6 wonderful years with David. We don’t have anything planned for this year but I’m sure we’ll find a night to do something special. In addition to that, I just love the cool, crisp weather that comes with the month. The foliage is already starting to color the landscape and I get very distracted when I drive down route 2. I have yet to go apple picking but hopefully I’ll get that done soon. Must have a cider donut!
I also have a few races this month (the Oktoberfest 5K, Tufts 10K and The Pell Bridge Run) and I’m crossing my fingers that the weather stays cool for those runs. A few years ago I ran the 10K in 82 degree weather. Crossing my fingers that doesn’t happen!
Here are some songs to add to your collection; I have been listening to Rude by Magic on repeat. Love it!
The Top 10 Workout Songs for October 2014
Pop rules in this month’s workout music recap. First off, you have the lingering effects of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Collaborations pairing Ariana Grande with Zedd and Iggy Azalea with Rita Ora both received a significant boost in popularity following performances on this year’s broadcast. Moreover, the show is where Taylor Swift debuted the first single from her new album. “Shake It Off” was the most popular, workout song in our monthly poll. Moreover, at 160 beats per minute (BPM), it’s the best song in the list for running.
Remixers also racked up three big tunes this month. Zedd makes his second appearance in the the list with an uptempo version of the summertime smash “Rude.” OneRepublic also find their latest release reworked for the club. Though both of those tracks are geared for the dancefloor, they’d be equally great for a jogging or walking. For a lower rep routine—like kettlebells or Pilates—you might check out the Surkin remix of Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap.” At 93 BPM, it’s on the slower side of things, but it’s lives up to its title with thunderous production that’ll power you through your next session.
On the whole, Top 40 tracks dominate this month’s list. But, there should also be enough alternate versions—plus some crossover hits from upstarts like Kongos and Echosmith—to keep things interesting. So, if you’re looking for something new to freshen up your gym playlist, you’ll find 10 great places to start below.
Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music blog.
Echosmith – Cool Kids – 130 BPM
Magic – Rude (Zedd Remix) – 130 BPM
Kiesza – Hideaway – 123 BPM
Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd – Really Don’t Care – 121 BPM
Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora – Black Widow – 82 BPM
Charli XCX – Boom Clap (Surkin Remix) – 93 BPM
Kongos – Come With Me Now – 104 BPM
Ariana Grande & Zedd – Break Free – 130 BPM
OneRepublic – Love Runs Out (Grabbitz Remix) – 124 BPM
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off – 160 BPM
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.
As always, I have not been compensated for this release. RunHundred.com is always free to use.
Virtual Race with Cabot
I was not compensated or solicited to give out this information. I signed up to receive e-mails by Cabot and thought that this might interest you all! Information is directly from the e-mail that was sent.
Join us in celebrating Cabot’s 95 years of “running” strong as a cooperative by signing up for the virtual Cabot Legacy Race to benefit Feeding America.
Our goal is to encourage as many people as possible to race with us on October 25, 2014 (or any day during October) as a way to stay fit, do good, and have fun, whether you’re exercising with a group or by yourself. Our virtual race is a perfect way to connect with a community of runners and walkers across the country.
One lucky participant will also be randomly selected to have Cabot donate $1,200 in their name to a local food bank — that’s $1 for each of Cabot’s 1,200 farm family owners.
WHEN: October 25th (or anytime during the month, just log your miles!)
WHERE: Wherever YOU are! This is a virtual race.
FEE: $25 — Participants will receive a race medal, race bib, and Cabot VIP coupon and 35% of the fee is donated to Feeding America. First 100 registrants will also receive a Cabot Fit shirt!
No matter what your activity of choice is, it’s important to fuel your body. What you put into your body will determine what you get out of it. Eating a nutritious diet every day will help you race faster, feel more energized and recover more quickly. Check out our Nutrition Tips for Runners for a more tips on fueling your body pre- and post-race.
I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy a good bite of cheese right after a run!
What’s your favorite time of the year? Favorite cheese? I love smoked gouda!