We had a great suggestion from Jenny over at simplybeme.com — songs we end our runs with. The COOL down part. I’m viewing this as not the sprint to the finish, but the songs that you would like to hear the moment you STOP running. The moment when you are walking back to your car, house or the last 10 minute walk when you need to keep those legs moving.
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.
Title: We are the Champions
Side Note: You know I love me some Queen. His voice is golden and although this song is overused in sports, it is a great melody and Freddie’s voice is stellar. And what better to end a run then with a song of triumph over adversity.
Quotable: “But it’s been no bed of roses. No pleasure cruise. I consider it a challenge before the whole human race – And I ain’t gonna lose.”
Artist: Jason Mraz
Title: I Won’t Give Up
Side Note: There are some songs where you can just feel the “raw emotion” in the artist. This is one of those songs. I really, really feel this song. Lyrics are perfect, too.
Quotable: “I won’t give up on us. Even if the skies get rough.”
Something to Consider
Artist: Dave Mathews Band
Title: Crash Into Me
Side Note: Classic Dave. I always forget how much I really like this song. Whenever I hear it I am instantly transformed to someplace different than where I am. I get lost in the smoothness and calmness of the song… which is weird because it’s called “crash into me.” Doesn’t sound very calm.
Quotable: “Who’s got their claws in you my friend?”
There you have it. Three songs that are perfect (for me) to cool down to post run. They would be the soundtrack to my post-run stretch and cool down walk.
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What would be the soundtrack to your cool down?