Alright, I hate running. But being in the military- it’s kind of essential. Especially since the way the military is now, you fail a PT test and you’re probably getting discharged. So it’s pretty imperative to stay in shape, and be able to run- since 50% of your PT score is your run.
In Basic Training I got a 90% on my PT test by a hair. I think if I had run a few seconds slower it would’ve dropped my score. So lucky me, that meant I only had to PT test once a year, so my next one isn’t until the end of March.
Since there’s a giant ass gym at my disposal, I decided it would probably be smart to use it- because I definitely don’t want to be a PT fail, but I also want to get back in shape. Trust me, Tech School will kill your weight and PT scores. I promise.
So last night while sitting in the community room someone came up to me and recognized me as “that girl that’s always in the gym” hah. But yes, we happened to run into each other at the gym almost every day. Their compliment? I always looked like I was working my ass off. Ok. Sometimes I cut my run a little short, and sometimes I’m too lazy to do that extra rep. But that got me thinking, other people are noticing- they think I’m giving 100%. So why aren’t I?
Oh motivation, how rare you are.
So this morning, despite being a Saturday, I woke up got breakfast, got dressed, and headed to the gym. While sitting in the parking lot doing my mental prep of – you’re already here so just go work out you lazy ass – I made a workout playlist on my phone. Holy shit. I mean, I always listen to music when I work out, but this playlist was pretty much perfect.
I ran two miles, maxed out on situps, then lifted for around 20 minutes. And I ws pumped the whole time. Music really is the key to motivation.
So in honor of my new found go-to playlist, I’ll post the songs that kept me running and giving it my all.
1. Alone Together- Fall Out Boy
2. Bugatti – Ace Hoods
3. Hello – Karmin
4. I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris Ft. Ellie Goulding
5. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
6. Rat a Tat – Fall Out Boy
7. Ritual – Ellie Goulding
8. Runnin’ – Adam Lambert
9. Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
10. Low – Flo Rida
11. Sugar – Kerli
12. Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
13. Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
14. Fuck You Betta – Neon Hitch
15. I’m Gonna Getcha Good – Shania Twain
There we go. But if anyone has any other songs they jam out to while they’re working out- post them and let me know!