I am by no means a devout Christian, but I do definitely understand how spirituality and religion fit into running.
There have been many occasions when I was overwhelmed by the feeling of being inspired (“inspired” = “in spirit”), especially on early morning runs when the world is quiet and the sun is just coming up and shining a golden light on the world, and many others where I felt so low that I searched my spiritual reserves for strength.
During those times, music helped me get break through my barriers and get to the spiritual level I was searching for.
Below is a running playlist of some inspirational songs and while you can definitely find inspiration in songs like “eye of the tiger”, these songs offer something extra.
I started the running playlist out with an easy song to run with, i.e. low BPM, for a warm up and then started the real run.
The playlist is an hour long, and ends with a low BPM song to help you cool down.
And now, here’s the list
|Name||Time||Artist||BPM||Album||Genre||Get it on iTunes||Get it on Amazon.com|
|Free to Be Me||00:03:28.||Francesca
|87||My Paper Heart||Christian &
|Free To Be Me|
|O Taste And
|00:04:23.||Brian and Jenn Johnson||110||Where You Go I Go: Live||Christian & Gospel||O Taste And See|
|00:04:26.0||Casting Crowns||123||Until The Whole World Hears||Christian & Gospel||Joyful, Joyful|
|Now||00:03:49.0||Poor Old Lu||123||The Waiting Room||Christian & Gospel||Now|
|Crowded||00:03:53.0||Poor Old Lu||124||The Waiting Room||Christian & Gospel||Crowded|
|00:04:32.0||Charlie Hall||124||Flying Into Daybreak||Christian & Gospel||Marvelous Light|
|Holy One||00:03:16.0||Casting Crowns||135||Until The Whole World Hears||Christian & Gospel||Holy One|
|00:03:33.0||Newsboys||137||Born Again||Christian & Gospel||Way Beyond Myself|
|High Of 75||00:02:27.0||Relient K||137||Mmhmm||Christian & Gospel||High Of 75|
|00:03:10.0||Superchick||138||Regeneration||Christian & Gospel||One Girl Revolution|
|Escape||00:02:47.0||Newsboys||147||Born Again||Christian & Gospel||Escape|
|00:04:33.0||Hillsong United||150||The I Heart Revolution||Christian & Gospel||Tell The World|
To Catch Myself
|00:05:27.0||Mark Schultz||155||Stories & Songs||Christian & Gospel||Running Just To Catch Myself|
|00:03:50.0||Relient K||168||Mmhmm||Christian & Gospel||More Than Useless|
|No One Like
|00:03:52.0||David Crowder*Band||179||Illuminate||Christian & Gospel||No One Like You|
|00:02:50.||Francesca Battistelli||93||My Paper Heart||Christian & Gospel||It’s Your Life|