Running is a meditation for me. It is a way of turning consciousness inward, and leaving the day’s concerns behind. For me it is important to maintain a mental equilibrium to prevent myself from being burned out. It is also something I believe to be extremely important in the pursuit of starting-up.

The Bluest Blues – Dizzy Gillespie

X Gon Give It To Ya – Dmx
Love this song – it’s so angry!

Spooky – Dusty Springfield

Edge Of Seventeen- Stevie Nicks
Note how this song has pretty much the same beginning as “Eye of the Tiger”

Lose Yourself – Eminem

I Can’t Stand The Rain – Eruption

Euphoric – James Labrie

Changed The Way You Kiss Me – Example
Great for up-hill.

Dangerous – Michael Jackson

Fader – The Temper Trap

Stacy’s Mom – Fountains Of Wayne

Volare – Gipsy Kings

Djobi Djoba – Gipsy Kings

One night in Bangkok – Global Dj’s

Conga – Gloria Estefan

Gold Digger – Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx
Another instance of a terrible person who can carry a tune.

Ooh La La – Goldfrapp

Feel Good Inc ft. De La Soul – Gorillaz

Brief intermission to show off my running gear.


Nikes, iPod, Apple watch and keys to my house.

Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N 39 Roses

Battle Scars – Guy Sebastian
I really dislike Guy Sebastian – I almost feel nauseous thinking about him (I only hate Ben Affleck more). But even I can’t deny how good this song is.

Hooked On Swing Dancing – Larry Elgardt

Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson

Superstar – Jamelia

Can You Feel It – Michael Jackson

Sing Sing Sing – Benny Goodman

Is She Really Going Out With Him – Joe Jackson

Summer Song – JOE SATRIANI

Locomotion – John Coltrane

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake

Crabbuckit – k-os

Born This Way – Lady Gaga

Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz

Let’s Groove – Earth wind and fire

Numb – Linkin Park

Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

Nobody s Gonna Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder

Abbey Lincoln – Max Roach

If You know love – Molly Johnson

Sing it Back – Moloko

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Mr. Roboto – Styx

Lithium – Nirvana

Dirty Diana – Michael Jackson
I love Dirty Diana especially because it is an angry song. Anger fuels me when I run.

Ocean Rose – Tim Janis

Get Over It – OK Go

I think the key to a good running mix is having some really high energy songs, and then some lower tempo ones to let you rest a little.

Sunshine – Old Man River

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Come With Me – Puff Daddy

Ready To Believe – Edisun

Requiem For A Dream Instrumental

Right Here Right Now – Fatboy Slim

Rockafeller Skank – Fatboy Slim

Not Giving In – Rudimental ft. John Newman & Alex Clare

Sandstorm – Darude

I Don t Feel Like Dancin – Scissor Sisters

Nessaja – Scooter

Serega – Kukla
Some Russian inspiration here!

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson

Planets – SHORT STACK
WARNING: The torture sounds are terrible in this video clip.

Sinnerman – Nina Simone

UFO – Sneaky Sound System

Tainted Love – Soft Cell

Gimme Some Lovin – Spencer Davis Group

Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

The Very Best Of Supertramp (Complete Album) – Super Tramp

Supermassive Black Hole – Muse

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

Back For Good – Take That

Love Love – Take That

Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads

Move Along – The All-American Rejects

Boom Boom Pow – The Black Eyed Peas

Lonely Boy – The Black Keys

Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols

I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness

How You Like Me Now – The Heavy

Come with Me Now – Kongos

Somebody Told Me – The Killers

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

The Naked And Famous – Young Blood

The Offspring – Pretty Fly
Clearly this song is about me!

The Seed – The Roots

The Script – Hall of Fame ft. will.i.am

Keep on Running – The Spencer Davis Group

That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

These 3 Sins – Gomez

Thrift Shop – Macklemore feat Wanz

Apologize – Timbaland

Life is a Highway – Tom Petty

I’ll supply the love – Toto

Being a founder requires a certain willingness to accept punishment, and even bring it upon yourself. It may sound a tad masochistic, and maybe it is, but maybe building tolerance for pain is a skill that can be applied to many facets of life?

We’ll Be Alright – Travie McCoy

Under The Moonlight – Grayson Kessenich

Peace Up – Usher

We no speak americano – Yolanda Be Cool Vrs DCup

Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

In The Waiting Line – Zero 7

Live Louder – Nathaniel

Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods

Candy – Robbie Williams

Love me again – John Newman

Bang Bang Jessie J

Clap your hands – Sia

Feel free to comment with your own tracks. Enjoy! The next time your blood is pumping – think of me!

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