Let’s take a trip down memory lane… what were the songs on your first running playlist? For the Something New I’m going to choose what was “new” at the time…. yes, this will immediately date my playlist, but it will give you a time frame of when I trained for my very first Marathon (spoiler alert: 2006).

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Something Old

Artist: Blink 182
Title: All The Small Things (1999)
Side Note:Hey! Don’t judge. It’s whatever is going to get you through the next mile. Okay, you can judge a little bit. Remember their music videos? Remember music videos? They were kinda funny and this was when a popular video on TRL meant you had a popular single.
Quotable: “You’ll be at my show. Watching, waiting. Commiserating.”


Something Current

Artist: Nelly Furtado
Title: Maneater (2006)
Side Note: This was the album where Nelly hooked up with Timbaland… remember Promiscuous? THAT ALBUM. This was also the year that Justin Timberlake had Sexy Back, but that would have been too easy and we’ve talked about that one before.
Quotable: “Come on everybody what you here for?”


Something to Consider

Artist: Green Day
Title: American Idiot (2004)
Side Note: Almost this entire album was on my first playlist. The album was hot for a while — didn’t they make a Broadway Musical? I can’t hear any of these songs without thinking of having to do some of my first training miles on a treadmill. Funny thing is that there haven’t been any Green Day songs on my playlist for a while.
Quotable: “Don’t wanna be an American idiot”

And in case you didn’t know, my first marathon was in November 2006 in Florence, Italy with a finish time of 5:20. I’ll never forget how amazing it was, how much it hurt, how much I wanted to stop and how glad I am that I didn’t.
You never forget your first.
Don’t forget to check out some recent playlist post below, or add your own.

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I also have a giveaway for an entry into a Half Marathon in Wine Country HERE.

And also a OISELLE giveaway going on HERE.

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What did you think of my first playlist?
When year did you create your first running playlist?