So, what does a country-music-loving, heavy-metal-headbanger, who can't get enough of American Idol, have on her iPod?
Praise and worship music, of course!
The following songs are loaded up on my iPod and get me through my runs:
Litany - Matt Maher
Jesus Messiah - Chris Tomlin
Here I Am To Worship - Michael W. Smith
Call On Jesus - Nicole C. Mullen
You Are My King - Newsboys
Agnus Dei - Michael W. Smith
Redeemer - Nicole C. Mullen
Born Again - Third Day
Washed By the Water - Needtobreathe
I Will Rise - Chris Tomlin
What Faith Can Do - Kutless
I also make it a habit of praying while I run. I used to pray for myself - God, help me run one mile without passing out. God, help me make it up this hill.
But I quickly discovered that if I pray for other people while I'm running, I forget all about the fact that I'm struggling. I forget all about how much farther I have to go and many times, I even forget that I'm running!
"...pray for each other so that you may be healed." - James 5:16b or alternately, "...pray for each other so that you forget you are running."