Girl Power Running Playlist

///Girl Power Running Playlist

Girl Power Running Playlist

I may still use a paper planner, but I love my iPod.  It keeps me entertained and moving when I run!  The ipod was a gift to myself after I ran my first 5K several years ago and it’s been my favorite running toy ever since.

Over the years, I’ve loaded playlists to suit my mood or the type of run I’m doing.  I usually try to make a unique playlist for big races.  I haven’t started my Chicago Marathon playlist yet, but it’s going to be EPIC!

Sometimes I want to listen to music with fast pace that keeps the legs moving, but more often I’m looking for inspiring lyrics for mental motivation.  This list is full of tunes promoting strong women.  Many of these songs like “Stronger” and “Fighter” are standards on my big race playlists because the lyrics go beyond just girl power.  My music tastes are all over the place and I like a variety when I’m running, so sometime my choices are a bit odd.  But, I thought I’d share one of my favorite playlists.  I call it my “Girl Power Playlist.”  It’s about 41 minutes long, perfect for a nice weekday run.  I hope you enjoy!


These new shoes scream girl power!!!

And speaking of girl power, don’t forget I’m running the Chicago Marathon as a Solemate.  That means I’m raising money for Girls on the Run of WNC!  Please read my fundraising page to find out more about why this organization is so important to me.

If you want to listen to the songs on Spotify, this is a link to the playlist!  It’s a FREE program to download and listen to music!   Click on the link below:

Girl Power Playlist

Songs on the playlist:

Stronger – Britney Spears

Hell on Heels – Pistol Annies

Just A Girl – No Doubt

Picture to Burn – Taylor Swift

Fighter – Christina Aguilera

Kerosene – Miranda Lambert

I Will Survive – Cake version

Red High Heals – Kelly Pickler

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

The More Boys I Meet – Carrie Underwood

If you would like to learn more about SoleMates,an awesome example of girl power, make sure to read my complete write up on the program.

What’s your favorite running music?


By | 2017-08-15T14:04:36-04:00 September 5th, 2012|Fitness, Playlists|8 Comments


  1. Eric September 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Years ago when I ran a lot, running to the beat of “Let’s Dance” (David Bowie) kept me on a perfect 6:00 mile pace. For big races I liked “Kashmir” from Led Zepplin because it never lets up

    • JulieWunder September 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Awesome! I’ll have to put those on my ipod. I’d only hit a 6:00 mile in my dreams, but maybe it will keep me moving a little faster. Thank for the suggestions and thanks for reading!

  2. WNC Travel Intelligence September 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Movie soundtracks are my favorite. Of course, that works two ways. There are soundtracks from movies, then there are the movies that play in my head as I listen to other songs. You’ve got some great picks.

    • JulieWunder September 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      Oh! I’m a sucker for soundtracks… even musicals 🙂 I ended up on a “genius” playlist the other day going through my random musicals. I was laughing at the stuff that kept popping up.
      Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

  3. Megan Zacharias September 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    My favorites (right now) are Lenny kravitz – are you gonna go my way, black eyed peas- don’t stop the party and Rihanna- breaking dishes. I like upbeat/fast songs. Since I struggle with the desire to run these types of songs make it enjoyable! An I love those pink sneakers!

    • JulieWunder September 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      Nice choices! I need to brush up on my pop/rock music 🙂 See you soon!

  4. Dan September 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Favorite running music Hard Rock/Alt Rock–Grammatrain, Pillar. Had a warm up tape in college of Nirvana-Anuyersm (great running song), and live Nirvana…also Pink Floyd Run Like Hell

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Nice!!!! I’ll have to try some of those. I am looking for some “tough” music for the marathon playlist.
      Thanks for reading

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