My Christmas Playlist

Hey guys! How was everyone’s weekend?

Nothing too eventful to report on the forefront this weekend for me. just a lot of R&R along with something I haven’t done all that much of lately.

Yup, I ran a whole 6 miles on Saturday, and it was great! Ever since my half-marathon, I have tapered my running due to the weather, my job and pure lack of motivation.

It is very hard for me to fit a run in before work because I would have to wake up at 5 a.m, and that’s just too early for me to do on a regular basis.

It’s also difficult for me to run after work, because I don’t like running at night. It doesn’t matter whether I run on a treadmill or outside, running at night has never particularly been my thing. Actually, the pure idea of working out at night doesn’t really excite me at all. Yes I’m difficult I know! When will daylight savings be over so I can get my sunlight back again?!

During my small hiatus from running, I’ve gotten the opportunity to experiment with several other workouts, such as Zumba and Barreworke. Although these classes are taught at night, they are also taught in a group atmosphere and I find them to be really fun! The fact that they are taught when it is dark out doesn’t phase me in this circumstance (I know I’m weird, but whatever works right?)

Although I love both Zumba and Barreworke, and want to continue to make them part of my fitness routine, there is just nothing like the feeling I get after completing a run. 

For some reason running gives me this high (runners high?) that makes me feel invincible. When I run, I feel accomplished. I feel like increased my level of physical fitness, and did something that will improve my overall well-being.

Since I have not been running on a regular basis, I told myself that I would aim to complete between 3-5 miles on my Saturday morning run.

I think what gave me the extra push to finish off a full 6, was this fantastic Christmas playlist that I put together beforehand . Some classic carols coupled with some new age tunes got me in the mood to run, and to keep running! Enjoy :)


Do you prefer to workout in the morning, afternoon or at night?

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?



  1. Ohhh I love this Christmas playlist! I’ve been playing Michael Buble – Holiday Christmas pandora on repeat and it’s thrown out some good ones :) Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. LOVE it

  3. haha, that would take a lot of choreography time… but I do have a warmup and a cool-down Xmas themed-zumba songs on the way! Hopefully tomorrow night!

  4. I prefer to run in the morning, but 6am is just too early for me when I have to work afterward. Weekend runs are usually around 8am, which is perfect.
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  5. I prefer the morning but it hasn’t been happening during the week since it’s been cold!
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  6. I always workout in the morning, but my longer runs (which happen rarely) have always happened on the weekends. I’m just more awake and well rested (as long as I wasn’t drinking the night before) than I am during the week.

    I freaking love your playlist! I actually have the majority of those songs on my itunes but I also have my 80s Hair Metal Christmas songs on there! ;)
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  7. everyone makes fun of me for loving the Nsync christmas cd…but it’s so good! I’m a ’90s kid thats my excuse…haha


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