I am super motivated by music, a steady rhythm ... and words. I love being moved by the right song and the right lyrics. I enjoy running to songs that feature running in the lyrics, repeat the theme of movement or pushing yourself to new limits.

Here is my "running lyrics" playlist. These 17 songs with "run" in the chorus and the lyrics are perfect for your next treadmill session or outdoor run. Some of the songs have a few explicit lyrics. So be cautious if you aren't listening with earbuds. The playlist starts off slow and light, as you elevate your heart rate and then the beat picks up after you're warmed-up and ready to push through that next barrier. This playlist is just short of one hour and perfect for your next mid-distance run.

Running - James Bay
Run - Addison Road
Ready to Run - One Direction
Run - Delta Rae
Wild Horses - Bishop Briggs
I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls
Run - Kill it Kid
Run this Town - OFFAIAH (feat. Shenseea)
We Run the Night - Havana Brown (feat. Pitbull)
Run - Lecrae
Somewhere to Run - Krewella
Run the World (Girls) - Beyonce
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
We Run This - Missy Elliot
One Foot - Fun.
One Foot - Walk the Moon
Walk Me Home - P!ink