2. Put Together a Motivational Mix Tape – Ok, so maybe we don’t have mixed tapes anymore, but I’m sure you get the point. Put together some songs that you know will motivate your run. I have my own personal list of songs that I have tested over the years. They still work, but I keep adding to it to keep it fresh. You can buy a cheap MP3 player or simply use your smartphone. I also have several channels on Pandora that I use: Black Eyed Peas, 90’s Alternative, and Metallica Radio. Of course, you will need to hone your station by liking and disliking songs. You will find that music can turn your run into your own private party – Just be careful not to scare the neighbors with your singing.