Run Oregon Tunes: 2014 July and August Playlists

Even though I skipped out on July’s Run Oregon Tunes post, I figured late was better than never. We are now into September and let’s face it – your iPod music is getting a little stagnant. You can only listen to Kelly Clarkson and Ram Jam so many times, right?!

In July, I was pretty quiet on the racing front. I stroller-ed with my 4 year old at the Freedom 5k and tredged through the Fueled by Fine Wine Half.

Check out the playlist here!

In August, I raced quite a bit. I first tackled the MLK Dream Run 15k followed by the Culver Redneck Obstacle Run, Canby Dahlia Runs Half, and finally the Oregon Wine County Half Marathon. In fact, almost 50% of my monthly mileage came from racing alone. I didn’t do any themed playlists (though I’m sure I could have with almost all of them). Instead I just stuck to my August favorites.

Check out the playlist here!

There are some names you may remember on there, such as Alex Clare (The “I feel like I am just too close to love you” singer), the Gaslight Anthem, and Kimbra. There were some bands out there who were new to me that I took a shining too (Owl John, Wildcat!Wildcat! and Young Summer). This has become one of my favorite playlists to listen to even when not running. August has surely stood out this year.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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