I’m not the type of person to wake up in the morning and immediately start playing music. I love my peace and quiet; you’ll usually find me driving in silence on my way to work instead of listening to chatty DJ’s (who incidentally play more commercials than songs nowadays). But music is a huge part of what I do every day. I don’t play music aimlessly; it always has a purpose, from the group exercise classes I teach at the gym to the indoor workouts I do as part of my training. I listen to my iPod to pump myself up before a race. And on long swims, rides, and runs I usually have a song playing in my head or I sing it to myself to keep my rhythm.

I recently switched to a Samsung Galaxy S5 and updated to Globe’s new GoSurf plan. I found out that subscribing to GoSurf gives me access to Spotify, the world’s biggest music streaming service. I’ve had Spotify on my laptop for a while now, but this gave me a reason to download Spotify on my S5. I don’t keep a lot of music on my phone, but now thanks to Spotify I can stream my favorite songs and create playlists anytime, anywhere.


I particularly like the Browse tab in the app, which shows me featured playlists for certain occasions, moods, top hits, etc. Like I said, I don’t listen to the radio anymore so I use these playlists to discover new songs.

Endless playlist choices. Which would you pick?

Oh look, a fast-tempo running playlist!

(Notice on the lower part of each image above, you can see the song I was currently playing when I took the screenshot. :D)

I’m still putting together a playlist of my favorite songs for training, but in July (Challenge Roth month!) I’ll share the songs that really helped me through training. Here’s a sneak peek:

in no particular order (I always hit “Shuffle”)

All GoSurf plans come with free Spotify Basic or Premium. You get a separate allocation of data for Spotify streaming, which is on top of the data allocation you have from your GoSurf plan.

Globe GoSurf x Spotify
How to register to Globe GoSurf plans and get free Spotify

I was previously on mySuperPlan 999 and subscribed to UnliSurf, which meant with my P999 monthly bill I got 2GB data monthly. When I upgraded to GoSurf 999, I still pay pay P999 a month — but I now have 5GB of data and get Spotify Premium and 1GB of additional data for Spotify streaming. It’s a great deal, especially for someone like me who is always browsing information and updating social media on a smartphone, and never in one spot for long. Click here for more info about Globe GoSurf.

Well, I’m off to my Friday dance class. I’m doing a run on the treadmill afterwards and will definitely be plugged into Spotify for that. Can’t wait!

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About Noelle De Guzman

Noelle De Guzman is a freelance writer and recreational athlete with over 12 years of experience in wellness and endurance sport. She believes sport and an active healthy lifestyle changes lives.

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