Inside the earbuds of … Michele McInnes

Welcome to this week’s installment of Inside the Earbuds of… If you've ever run with Michele McInnes you know that she's a welcoming teammate, hard-working, dedicated and incredibly FUN! It's no surprise that there's something for everyone on Michele's workout music round-up! Photo credit: Linus Ly

MicheleEven though I have been running on and off since my high school track days over 30 years ago, I am only a fairly recent convert to running with headphones (of course on treadmills only, wink wink). Over the years I tried running with a walkman (remember those clunkers?) and radio headsets, but it wasn’t until I started using the Nike+ application on my iPod that music became an integral part of my training. My taste in music tends to the singer-songwriter, folk rock variety along with a healthy dose of classic rock.  Unfortunately, most of my favorite songs don’t lend themselves very well to workouts, so finding music for my playlist has been a huge challenge. Luckily, I discovered (check it out!) which suggests songs based on your desired pace and I was therefore able to fill-out my playlist a little bit. While I am slightly embarrassed by some of the songs (ahem-Lady Gaga), I have to admit that they all really help keep me pumped when I need it the most. I look forward to scouring all the ‘inside the earbuds’ blogs for additional inspiration!

1. Eminem – Lose Yourself 2. Foo Fighters - Everlong 3. Pink – Raise Your Glass 4. Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Goin Down 5. Gnarls Barkley – Gone Daddy Gone 6. Lady Gaga – Born This Way 7. Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride 8. Grateful Dead – Alabama Getaway 9. Patty Smyth – Goodbye to You 10. Blondie – One Way or Another 11. Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated 12. New Found Glory – Anthem for the Unwanted 13. Barenaked Ladies – One Week 14. Smash Mouth – I’m a Believer 15. R.E.M. – Driver 8 16. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary 17. Coldplay – Clocks 18. Green Day – American Idiot 19. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Don’t Do Me Like That 20. Bob Dylan – Someday Baby

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Jessica Bari