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Running Freely with Freegal

Running became a big part of my life about ten years ago. Now, at age 56, my goal is to run a consistant 9 minute mile and music helps. Over the years, I have found that the hardest part of running is finding the perfect playlist. Forget itunes and forget trying to upload individual songs from Internet playlists. It just doesn't satisfy. My current playlist is the best I have ever put together and I did it completely free through Freegal. Freegal, a downloadable music service provided through Richland Library, provides five free song downloads every week from the Sony music catalog. I would love to hear about any other great running songs available on Freegal to add to my list. Maybe we can create the first ever Richland Library Freegal running playlist!

Here are my five favorite running songs (the complete list is below):

1. 1994 (Jason Aldean)

2. Walk of Shame (Pink)

3. We Take Care of Our Own (Bruce)

4. Down to you (Bonnie Raitt)

5. Brave (Sara Bareilles)


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