101 Songs from My Running Playlist!

101 Songs from My Running Playlist!

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I NEVER run without music.

Maybe that makes me not a real runner.

Oh well.

In order for me to keep my mind off of the fact that I can’t breathe, I need something pumping into my ears to keep me totally distracted.

After months of training for my first marathon and hundreds of miles run in preparation for the big day, I found that I amassed quite a bit of music. Not only am I a total music lover (and a bit of an audiophile), I am grateful to have some great peeps on Facebook and Twitter who were willing more than a few times to make some great suggestions.  As a result, I not only listened to artists or songs I was familiar with, I also was introduced to a bunch of music that was new for me.

I found that I had well over 100 songs and WAY more music than I could ever listen to… even during my 26.2 mile run.

So I figured that I would share!

I basically whittled down my 150+ songs to my favorite 101 and have published my running playlist via Spotify. If you don’t have Spotify, click here to get it. You can join for free to listen. You should be able to listen right from this blog post.

If you are wondering, I do pay for the premium version of Spotify because $10 keeps me from spending money on songs I might not like and allows me to listen to virtually ANYTHING I could think of to search for.  I get all of the songs I want without having to pay more than $10.  I can listen to any song, in any order, and can skip around in the song if I choose. The premium membership also allows me to download the music to my iPhone or computer so that I can play them even if I don’t have an internet connection and so that I don’t have to use the data on my phone.

Totally worth it for me!

So thanks to those of you who gave me a song suggestion or two.  The music kept me going and STILL keeps me going (even though I haven’t been running as much but I’m going to fix that soon).

OK… so the music is below for your listening pleasure.

Please keep this in mind… I love ALL KINDS of music. There are lots of songs here that helped me run & worship. There are ALSO plenty of songs here that straight-up kept me hype during my runs & made me want to move.

You will find Mandisa, Kari Jobe, and Brooke Fraser mixed with Beyonce, Pink, and Lady Gaga. Kirk Franklin, Royal Tailor, and Lecrae are joined by ColdPlay, Lil Jon, and Pharrell.

So… enjoy what floats your boat and ignore the rest.

101 Songs from My Running Playlist!

By |2016-12-05T17:54:07+00:00February 17th, 2015|Food & Fitness, Fun|25 Comments
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  1. Erika February 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I’m trying to figure out how to follow your playlist, but so far I’ve been unsuccessful. How do I find it from Spotify?

    • Chrystal Hurst February 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      I’ll try to figure out why it’s not working 🙂 In the mean time, just search for Chrystal Hurst in Spotify. That should work.

      • Erika February 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm - Reply

        Thank you so much! I’m pumped!

        • Chrystal February 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm - Reply

          It looks like you need to click on the link or on the playlist to sign up for Spotify. You can enter your email address or use your Facebook account. As soon as you get registered, you should be able to here it. I just walked through the steps with someone here at work and it worked for them. Let me know if you still have problems 🙂

  2. Sanet Leingang February 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Thanks for being real. Women today need more leaders like you who will not just say the right thing, but be who Jesus has called you to be. Love the songlist! Keep inspiring!

    • Chrystal February 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your encouragement. Glad you like the playlist!

  3. Annie M February 17, 2015 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    It worked by going to Spotify and searching for you. Thanks!

  4. Trisha Sanders February 17, 2015 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I found it!! Just go to the search and type Chrystal hurst and your profile comes right up. We can follow you and/or your playlist!

    Thanks for sharing your playlist! I am always looking for new music and absolutely fuel all of my workouts, regardless of the activity, with music!

    • Chrystal February 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Meeeeee too! Would love any of your favs if you want to share!

  5. Robin February 17, 2015 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    I like it. The one I the most was the veggie tales song cuz it made a sista smile..

  6. Lydia February 18, 2015 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Awesome great girl, got more ideas to populate my list. Just a quick one when are we getting the meal planning book you spoke about last year? Is it possible for you to email me*girl trying her luck*

  7. Juliana February 18, 2015 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    I suggest you the music from Su Presencia, even they are in Spanish Im pretty sure you will enjoy them!

  8. Michelle Spencer February 18, 2015 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this playlist!! I just started running and it is helping me push through 🙂

  9. Jenell February 19, 2015 at 10:16 am - Reply

    This playlist is HOT! I’ve starting running 5K’s and this will definitely help me stay focused!

  10. Jenell February 19, 2015 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Thank you Chrystal!

  11. Natalie O. February 20, 2015 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing! Got me through my workout this morning and I found a couple of new favorites!!

    • Chrystal Hurst February 20, 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply


  12. JC February 20, 2015 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    where do go on spotify to get the embed code to put a playlist on a blog? I right click on an artist or song and i get “Copy Spotify URL” but how do I get embed codes? I want it to look like how you have yours. Can you help me?

    • Chrystal Hurst March 2, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

      Haven’t forgotten about you. Will look up and respond soon 🙂

  13. SB April 9, 2015 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I loved Kingdom Woman. After reading your posts about your fitness journey, I’m *sure* I would love a Fitness Bible Study by Chrystal Evans Hurst also. 🙂

    • Chrystal Hurst April 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks girl. I’ll think on that… 😉

  14. raquel August 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this! I’ve recently started running again and have been bored with my music. I remembered you were in to running so I hopped on over to your blog to see if you had any recommendations and I found this post. Thanks Chrystal!!

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