I hear runners who are also Christians mention all the time how there is no good Christian music suitable for running.

I beg to differ.

Running to great worship music motivates me like almost nothing else. When one of my favorite worship songs pops up during my run, I feel an extra burst of strength as I’m reminded of the One who has given me the ability to run.

I’ve heard people refer to running as worship {I love this post from Tsh over at (in)courage about running for His pleasure) and the songs listed below have helped me find that place!

Running requires a whole new level of trust and dependence on Him for me. I know that I could not keep going without the strength He gives me, strength I often find in music and in this verse that I try to read before any big run…

I love having those words in my head as I make my way along the trail! And I’m very thankful at the end of a run that He kept me from stumbling!

Now, back to the music:

My playlist contains a wide variety of music, including other Christian music, lots of Glee music, and even some Backstreet Boys {don’t judge}, but these are my favorite worship songs to run to right now…

1. After All (Holy) – David Crowder Band

2. Great I Am – New Life Worship

3. How He Loves – David Crowder Band

4. Unbreakable – Fireflight

5. Light Up the Sky – The Afters

6. Overcome – Jeremy Camp

7. All is Grace – Shaun Groves

8. Stronger – Mandisa

9. He Reigns – Newsboys

10. I Can’t Do This – Plumb

11. Break Free – Hillsong United

12. Set the World on Fire – Britt Nicole

Are there any worship songs you love to listen to while you run or workout? Please share!


I’m also checking in for the Living and Active Challenge today!

I stuck pretty close to my plan last week, but I did rest on Friday so I could tackle a long run on Saturday. I’m so glad I did that! Completing a 7.4 mile run on my own {my longest ever} was so empowering! You can read more about that run and how I got through it here!

This week, I’m travelling Thursday through Saturday so I will have two days off for sure, but here is the plan for the rest of the week:

  • Monday: Run 4 miles
  • Tuesday: Kettlebell workout, speed training workout {treadmill}
  • Wednesday: Run 4 miles
  • Thursday: Run 3 miles, strength training
  • Friday: OFF
  • Saturday: OFF
  • Sunday: Run 3-4 miles or 50+ minutes elliptical, strength training

Check out Clare’s motivational post for week two today – I love the devotional! Good stuff to keep us moving!