The Chubby Jones Podcast
Workout podcasts for beginning runners to get off your butt and start moving.

Hey Homeslices, I’m back with a new podcast to round out version 4 of this podcast series! Since it’s 2017 and, well, EVERYTHING, I did things a little bit differently (like, very, very slightly different) at the beginning of this podcast. If you don’t like change, try it anyway. If you are completely resistant, you can fast forward to about the 2:40 mark to start our usual walking warm-up.


Our soundtrack today includes the following:

Steal Promises – Tokimonsta

Never Forget You – (Press Play Bootleg)

Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (JEMBER KicknBass Bootleg)

Retrograde – James Blake (k.s.f Remix 2013)

In The Night – (El Bee & Jesse James Remix)

Patience in Madison – Mia “Chubby Jones”

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake (Erick Decks Club Rework)

Help Me Lose My Mind – Disclosure ft. London Grammar (Remix)

Club Anthems 2000-2009 – (Robin Skouteris Mashup)

Blue Monday – New Order (Lewis Lastrella Remix)

Direct download: ChubbyJones-C25k-wk9-v4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35pm CDT

Start with your 5 minute walking warm-up, and then get your head together to run/jog/walk/twerk for the next 28 minutes. For more info on the music in this podcast, visit

Direct download: chubbyjones-c25k-wk8v4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT

And now for a Chubby Jones first: I had the pleasure of interviewing Yuri El-Keem. He's a health, fitness and nutrition expert, former pro soccer player and New York Times best selling author. You can find out more about Yuri at Enjoy.

Direct download: Yuri_Elkaim_Interview_Chubby_Jones_C25k_-_62216_8.04_PM.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

We made it to week 7! We'll be doing our regular 5 minute walking warm-up, followed by 25 minutes of nonstop running! Lace up them shoes, stretch it out and get ready to leave behind any limiting beliefs you brought with you because you're about to kick some serious ass.

Direct download: C25k-wk7-v4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:11pm CDT

I've been doing a lot of meditating recently - I don't know if it's due to age, all the changes happening at once in my life, the dark dark darkness of it all or what, but I somehow came to a few realizations that I hope you don't mind me including in this podcast.

This week we're starting with our 5 minute walking warm-up then heading into a 5 minute jog, 3 minutes of brisk walking, 8 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of that brisk walking and 5 minutes of jogging followed by a cool-down.

Direct download: C25k_Wk_6v4.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:46pm CDT

Back at it with a new Couch to 5k podcast. We're doing our usual 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 5 minutes of jogging and 3 minutes of walking and we'll be doing that combo three times! Get psyched because we've got some great music to get us through this and this time there are even CAT SOUND EFFECTS (and maybe an elephant just for good measure).

Direct download: c25kwk5v4.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:19pm CDT

I just finished testing this podcast out and I am sweating like a mo fo! We're starting with our usual 5 minute walking warm-up and then head into 3 minutes of jogging, 90 seconds of walking, 5 minutes of jogging, 2 and a half minutes of walking, 3 minutes of jogging, 90 seconds of walking and finishing strong with another 5 minute run into a 5 minute cool down. I'm really feeling this week's music and I hope you will too! Check it out at

Direct download: C25k-wk4-v4.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:24pm CDT

We're starting with a 5 minute walking warmup then headed into 90 seconds of jogging, 90 seconds of walking, 3 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking and it'll be so nice, we'll do it twice! You can find the tracklist for this and all of my other podcasts at

Direct download: c25kwk3v4.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33pm CDT

Your new Couch to 5k podcast is up and ready for getting your sweet behind moving. This week, we'll start with our usual 5 minute walking warmup then go into intervals of 90 seconds jogging and 2 minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes. Don't forget to cool down, stretch and most importantly: Treat Yo Self!

Direct download: c25k-w2v4.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44pm CDT

Oh snap - it's 2015 y'all! I'm a little bit concerned about how quickly time is going by these days and also concerned about the way my winter weight isn't just creeping up on me, it basically decided to arrive unannounced in order to crash on my couch for an undetermined amount of time. Well, now that I've forked over the money for a gym membership and new running shoes, I'm ready to evict that bitch and get my ass in gear to run a 10k this summer (I realize that a half marathon would've been more impressive, but all that training would really interfere with my drinking schedule).

Thus, here is Week 1 version 4(!!!) of the Chubby Jones Couch to 5k podcast. I think I found some great music to get us started with a 5 minute walking warmup followed by intervals of 60 seconds of running jogging and 90 seconds of brisk walking for a total of 20 minutes (the math on this is a little iffy, but whatever). For more info and podcasts, head to

Direct download: ChubbyJonesc25kw1v4.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36pm CDT

We've finally made it to week 9, now let's get out there and kick some serious ass. When you've made it past the finish line, take a moment to think back to week 1 and appreciate how far you've come and be proud of yourself damn it! This episode features:

Fissunix: Let's Oye Como Dance and Whole Sex Lotta Machine

Disclosure - F For You (feat. Mary J. Blige) TEED Remix

We Have Band - Someone (Wize Remix)

Frankie Knuckles (R.I.P. to a Chicago House music legend) - Baby Wants to Ride (Jimmy Edgar Remix)

Cajmere - Brighter Days (Cassian Rework)

Adele vs. Martin Solveig - Rumour (DJ Y Alias JY)

DJ Maya Jakobson - When I Love You Oughta Know

London Grammar - Strong (Live City Remix)

Penguin Prison - All Night Long (Cover)

Little Mix - Wings (Julius Me Now! Remix)

The Naked and Famous - No Way (Live City Remix)

You can find all the tracks on Soundcloud or at

Direct download: C25k_Wk9_V3-1.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51pm CDT

Week 8 and 28 minutes of time devoted to you and doing something great for yourself. I've got some great jams to help get you through it so lace up your shoes, get your head in the game during the 5 minute walking warmup and then get ready to go for a full 28 minute run followed by a cool down and stretching.

Wet - No Lie (Noah Breakfast Remix Ft. Spank Rock)

Sia - Elastic Heart (Hannah Rad Remix)

The Prodigy vs. Survivor vs. Pitbull vs. Salt-N-Pepa - No Good Cockeyed Tiger (Dj schmolli)

Depeche Mode vs. AFI - Miss Murder's Personal Jesus (dubstep mashup) Celldweller

Michael Jackson Vs. Missy Elliot - Nigga Don't Stop 'Till.. (Dylan Vasey & Jarod Ripley)

Robyn vs. Whitney Houston - How Will I Dance With You (Ted Keyes mashup)

Kelis Acapella (MING Remix) feat Chiddy Bang

Estelle - Freak (Stevie Sin's Mash-Up)

Direct download: C25k_wk8.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am CDT

Not going to lie - this might be my favorite playlist for your running pleasure yet. We're doing a 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 25 minutes of running/jogging and either a 5 minute cool-down or, since I added almost 15 extra minutes of music, you can feel free to keep the jog going and then cool down. Don't forget to stretch and don't forget to congratulate yourself on how far you've come.

Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart (Gigamesh Remix)



Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine (PaulHard Rmx)


Fitipsidy (Regina Spektor vs. J-Kwon)

Black and Troubled (Taylor Swift vs. Wiz Khalifa)

Cap'n Fleeb - Ghost machine, Where have you been (Rihanna Florence Deadmau5 Mashup)

Kanye West ft Nas vs The Verve - We Major _Bittersweet Symphony(by White Lotus)

Anolyn - Fuss ugy (Deep House Edit)

Direct download: C25k_Wk7_D1_V3_rec.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45am CDT

Sorry it's been so long but here's your new podcast! We'll be doing a five minute walking warmup followed by 22 minutes of pure running enjoyment. For tracklist info go to

Direct download: c25k_wk6day3v3.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03am CDT

A lot of stuff has happened over the past oh....forever. I'm back with a new podcast and living in NYC trying to build a career. Today we're going to be warming up for 5 minutes then headed into a ten minute run, three minute brisk walk and ending it with another ten minute run and five minutes of cooling down.

Here's your playlist:

Flight Facilities - “Crave Paris”

Kopps - “Bastard Baby”

Moonlight Matters - “Come For Me (Punks Jump Up Freestyle mix)”

Annie Mac's mashup mix

Carly Rae Jepson Vs. Calvin Harris - “Feel So Maybe (Jump Smokers Bootleg)”

The Black Keys - "Gold On The Ceiling (Almighty I.Z. B-Boy EDIT)"

Rihanna Vs. Dr. Dre -" The Next Rude Boy"

Hot Chip - "Let Me Be Him"

Direct download: C25kWk6D2V3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:25pm CDT

Week 6 Day 1 V3 Couch to 5k Podcast 40 min Extended Mix

I extended this podcast for all my friends and runners who aren't necessarily following the program but who are still playing along at home. Today's mix is forty minutes long so go nutty y'all.

For my 5k runners, you'll be doing your 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 5 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking and five minutes of jogging followed by your regular cool-down.

For more information on the artists featured, please go to my website

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_wk6_d1_v3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm CDT

It's finally here and I'm pretty sure it's a good one. I know I was enjoying the music as I was listening to this on the bus on my way to work this morning. We're going for a full 20 minutes of running/jogging/booty bouncing so get psyched up for it.

Here are the track names:

HAIM - "Forever"

Baron Von Luxxery ft. Little Boots - "That Disco Beat"

Katy Perry - "Part of Me (Justin Sane Remix)"

CSS - "Heart Attack" remix

Daryl Hall & John Oates - "I Can't Go For That (Kojack Baile Edit)"

Chromeo - "Night By Night (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)"

Felix Project - On The Floor (Artistic Raw Bootleg)

Mattie Safer ft. Ninjasonik - "That Your Girl (Skeet Skeet Remix Mastered)"

Direct download: C25k_Wk5_day_3_V3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm CDT

We're doing a 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 8 minutes of jogging, 5 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of jogging and then you can slow it down or keep it going with this extended mix.

Gotye - Eyes Wide Open (Alien Delon Remix - William Bowden Master)

Friends - Friend Crush (Jake Bullit Remix)

Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit) - Q-Tip

We Found House (3LAU Progressive Bootleg)

3 LAU - All Night Long

Jessie J - Domino (Jyvhouse Extended Bass Remix)

Take Me High - (Bart B More Remix Edit)

Matthew Dear - Little People (Black City)

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_5_day_2v3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:29pm CDT

Here we go, I am back and need to kick my own ass into gear honey boo boo children! I just want to thank you all for the sweet emails and for spreading the love to your friends. I'll give a special shout out in my next podcast but also want to say thank you to a special podcast listener, Kathy, who I got to meet in person just a couple weeks ago. She is paying it all forward and has become a running leader and inspiration to a whole big group of people.

Here's where we're at with today's run but keep in mind you'll be running three different intervals this week:

5 min walk warm-up

5 minute jog

3 minute walk

5 minute jog

3 minute walk

5 minute jog

5 minute cool down

And here is our playlist:

Jacques Renault - Buddy Holly - Slippin' and Slidin' (Jacques Renault Remix)

The Hood Internet - Some Creeps (TLC x Holy Ghost x Michael McDonald)

Die Antwoord - I Fink U Freeky

Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans (Penguin Prison Remix)

Laura Gibson - La Grande

Santigold - Big Mouth

Scissor Sisters vs Krystal Pepsy - Shady Love (Silkie Remix)


Direct download: C25K_Wk5V3D1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39pm CDT

Finally, the time is here. I know it's taken me a while. I'm actually trying to figure out if I should continue using my podcast hosting people or if I should switch to Soundcloud. I posted to Soundcloud for the first time today and it was really easy and I like their interface. The Libsyn blog is not my favorite and the spam I get here makes it impossible for me to even try to check comments. So if you want to drop me a note or leave me a comment, you can feel free to do so over at my blog! Yay, I finally got the domain back! I've been posting my old podcasts there as well as the tracklists over there, so hopefully things will be easier to find over there.

Direct download: C25k_Wk_4_V3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:36pm CDT

Alright my friends, this week we start with a 5 minute walking warm-up followed by two sets of the following intervals:

90 second jog

90 second walk

3 minute jog

3 minute walk

You got that? We're doing it twice and hell to the yes you will DO IT!

The music you're hearing comes from: 

Noah and the Whale - Life Is Life (Yuksek Remix)


Kerli - Army of Love (Wawa Remix Radio Edit)

No Surrender - Young World

Boots Electric -- Boots Electric Theme

Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week3_V3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:48pm CDT

Not gonna lie, last week was a rough one for me, my lungs are still getting used to pushing themselves. This week we're doing a 5 minute walking warm-up followed by intervals of 90 seconds running and 2 minutes of walking. I think I screwed up last week and didn't have us run for long enough - well, not this week, we're doing the intervals for a full 20 minutes.

The music we are listening to is:

Great Northern - Houses

Givers - Up Up Up

Kid Sister - Get Fresh

Ursula1000 ft. Isabelle Antena - Repetez Le Repetoire

Le Butcheretees - Henry Don't Got Love

The 2 Bears - Bear Hug

Uffie - Wordy Rappinghood (Tom Tom Cover)

Direct download: C25k_Week_2_V3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48am CDT

Couch to 5k Week 1 Version 3!!

I'm back everybody and I'll be starting from the beginning all over again thanks to a nasty case of pneumonia that lasted for an entire month. My lungs are crappy but I'm determined to get back out there and show them who's boss (the boss is me in case anyone was wondering).

For week 1 we start out with a 5 minute walking warm-up followed by alternating 60 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of brisk walking for a total of 20 minutes. Afterwards, reward yourself with some water and a nice pat on the tush for a job well done.

Do this interval at least three times before moving on to Week 2.

Music Featured:

Thao & Mirah - "Eleven"

MNDR - "Cut Me Out"

Maximum Balloon ft. Theophilus London - "Groove Me"

MEN - "Off Our Backs"

Making Friendz - "Situation"

Aranda - "It Ain't Easy"

Sick of Sarah - "Bittersweet"

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_1_V3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm CDT

Sorry this is coming late everybody, apparently I had used all of my alloted bandwidth for posting my podcasts so I was unable to post this as quickly as I had made it. We're doing this run with the music of:


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Theophilus London - Why Even Try Feat Sara Quin

Midnight Magic - Take Me Out Remix

Holy Ghost - Do it Again

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Bag Raiders - Sunlight (feat. Dan Black)

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I'm From Barcelona - Get In Line

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Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Dave Sitek Remix)

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The Electric - Start Of The Show

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Tiga - Mind Dimension (Bloody Beetroot Remix)

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Steffi - Mine

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Maximum Balloon - Groove Me (feat. Theophilus London) (Jneiro Jarel Remix)

Angel Haze - 6'7'

Loch Lamond - Blue Lead Fences

Direct download: 40_Minute_Running_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40am CDT

I've got the winter blahs and also the winter weight gain/lack of energy - to combat that, I signed up for a 10 mile run at the end of May so that I force my fat ass to train for it. Scare tactics, they totally work!

To get myself back in the swing of things, I'm starting out with a 35 minute run. Our music today comes from

Asteroids Galaxy Tour - The Sun Ain't Shining No More

Oh Land - White Nights (Twin Shadow remix)

 Mikix The Cat - Momma's Boy vs MikiX The Cat - At Night (Star Eyes  Jubilee Papi Smurf Remix)

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Senor Stereo - I Am The Beat (Treasure Fingers Remix)


Yelle - Safari Disco Club


Quiero Club - Las Propiedades del Cobre


Vanity Theft - Anatomy


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Chromeo - Hot Mess (feat. Elly Jackson) (Duck Sauce Remix)


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Ladytron - Ace of Hz (Punks Jump Up Remix)


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Bodega Girls - We Are Losers

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Direct download: 35_minute_run.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm CDT

I'm back with another podcast for you all and in order to switch things up a bit (if you choose to do so), we'll be running sprints every 5th minute. We start out with a 3 minute walking warmup and then we go right into the 80 minute run. Obviously, use your best judgement when it comes to the sprints. If you do every other one, that's fantastic too. If you don't do any of them, it's all good my friends.

The music accompanying us on our run this time is as follows and can all be downloaded at either, or the artist websites.

The Hood Internet - Just Wanna Dance Yrslf Clean (Jay-Z vs. LCD Soundsystem) 


Kings of Leon (Use Somebody Remix)

Har Mar Superstar - Tall Boy

Pigeon John - The Bomb (Cassettes Won't Listen Remix)

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The Hood Internet - Do You Want Crazy (The Dirty Diamonds x Two Door Cinema Club)


La Femme - Sur La Blanche

The Pipettes - Thank You

The Russian Futurists - Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds (DVAS Remix)

Afrobeta - Two Different Worlds

Gravy Train!!! - Hella Nervous

Chromeo - Hot Mess (12 Inch Mix Feat La Roux)

Kanye West Ft. Talib Kweli - Heavy Chains

Gossip - Ain't It The Truth

Kraak  Smaak - Dynamite (Kraak  Smaak's Boogie Funk Version)

Anoraak - Try Me (Jupiter Remix)

Far East Movement - Like A G6 (Big Syphe Remix)

Jesse Rose - T.E.E.D. - Garden (Jesse Rose Remix Radio Edit)

Oh Land - Sun Of A Gun (Yuksek Remix)

Sammy Bananas - Adulture  OCD Automatic - Paper Cat (Sammy Bananas Remix)

Tiesto - Work Hard Play Hard (feat. Kay)

Soulico - Exotic On The Speaker (feat. Rye Rye)

Friends Electric - Kelis - Acapella (Friends Electric Mix)

Direct download: 10k_podcast_-_80_minutes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am CDT

Finally 70 minutes of running is ready for you. Warning: I was completely and utterly hungover while recording this (possibly still a little drunk or something) so don't judge me and just love me.

We're listening to music from Robyn, Jenny & Johnny, Crystal Castles, Chromeo, Dragonette, Crocodiles, David E. Sugar, Florrie, Katy B, Ladytron, Miss Kittin, Reporter, Revolver, The Corin Tucker Band and Wolf Parade. Whew that was a lot.

Direct download: 10k_70_minute_run.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm CDT

It has been a loooong time since I've tried to record a very long show - but I'm back and I'm actually training for a 10k. This is a 60 minute run that includes music from Kelis, Sia, Jack Splash, Hot Chip, La Roux, David Guetta, Kings of Leon, Little Boots, Neon Indian, Oceana, Quadron, Saint Motel, Scissor Sisters and STARS. Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: 10k_Run_60_Minutes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am CDT

Well my babies, the time has come for me to set you free into the land of 5k runners. This is our final training week and we'll be running 30 minutes straight. As always, you can find the music you hear on this podcast at and

I am so proud of you, but most of all - you be proud of yourself.

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_9_v2.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

We've got two more weeks left of this program and you should feel absolutely amazing about yourself. If you feel inclined to do so - email me and let me know how this journey has been for you. Think back to where you were on week one and now think of where you are now. Do you feel like a different person? <a href="">Email me</a> and let me know.

Today we'll be doing our 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 28 minutes of non-stop running (jogging...however you'll get to the end without walking).

This week's music is brought to you by <a href="" target="_blank"></a> and <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Those sites have something for everyone and are jam-packed with free downloads.

<strong>Week 8 Music:</strong>

Belle and Sebastian - Another Sunny Day

Radiohead - Bodysnatchers

Groove Armada - Paper Romance

Van She - Strangers

The Presets - Are You The One

Soulwax - NY Lipps

of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse

New Young Pony Club - The Bomb

Afrika Bambaataa - Metal

FM Belfast - Par Avion

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_wk8_v2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm CDT

We're back to three of the same runs this week and going just a little bit further than you've already gone. Look at how much you've accomplished in such a short amount of time. I hope you're feeling great about yourself and you are starting to really feel like a runner.

Today we'll be doing our 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 25 minutes of non-stop running (jogging...however you'll get to the end without walking).

This week's music is brought to you by and Those sites have something for everyone and are jam-packed with free downloads.

Week 7 Music:

Raphael Saadiq-Staying In Love

Peaches - Talk to Me

Ladyhawk - My Delirium

Justice - D.A.N.C.E.

Kid Cudi - Day 'n Nite

Imperial Teen - Ivanka

!!! - Hello is This Thing On

Editors - Papillon

Lawrence Arabia - Apple Pie Bed

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Wk7_V2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am CDT

Oh boy, get ready for 25 minutes of non-stop running! Since you have no breaks for this run, please make sure you keep your breathing and your pace in check. Get to the end of that finish line even if you have to go more slowly than usual. I know you can do it!

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_6.3_v.2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37am CDT

I enjoyed the music so much this week that I'm using it for the rest of the intervals!


Today's run will be 5 minutes of your walking warmup followed by ten minutes of jogging, 3 walking, 10 jogging and finishing out the music with walking.

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_6.2_v.2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am CDT

We are in week 6! Once again we've got 3 intervals. The first starts with a 5 minute walking warm-up followed by a 5 minute jog, 3 minute walk, 8 minute jog, 3 minute walk and ending with a 5 minute run (and obviously you've got your cool down afterwards to do what you like).


Music this week comes from and


Ted Leo - Me and Mia

Sia - You've Changed

New Young Pony Club - Chaos

The Faint - The Geeks were Right

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

Steve Aokie - Goose

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood

Bloc Party - Banquet

Death from Above 1979 - Sexuality

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_6.1_v.2.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:11pm CDT

Wow, week 5 interval 3 is no joke. We're running for a full 20 minutes today. Now, before you go for a box of tissues to wipe away your tears, please keep in mind that you do not need to sprint this or even go as fast as maybe you have on some of your other interval runs. If you're jogging at a 3.0 pace, that's ok - just keep picking up your feet. All you can ask of yourself is to give it your all.


Our music for this run is pretty great (in my humble opinion). It comes courtesy of RCRDLBL, Dance Yourself to Death and Groove Armada.

The Heavy - How You Like Me Now

Hot Chip - Take It In

Dance Yourself to Death - Midnight Affair (Y&R Remix)

Steve Aoki - Green Velvet - Shake and Pop featuring Kid Sister

Groove Armada - I Won't Kneel (Treasure Fingers Epicwave Radio Edit)

Hexes & Ohs - Whadaya Know


Direct download: Week_5.3_V2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18am CDT

Here we go, it's interval #2 time and I know it looks menacing - but you just need to kick its butt before it kicks yours, right? RIGHT!

Today's music came almost completely from with some special help from Visit those sites, often - there is nothing but good music on both of them.

Weird Tapes - My Babe Walk

Estelle feat. Kanye vs. The Ting Tings

Wallpaper vs. Little Boots

Rick Ross vs. Hercules & Love Affair

Ke$ha vs. YACHT

Biz Markie vs. Phoenix

Gym Class Heroes vs. Jermaine Stewart

Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La

The Shakey Hands - Allison and the Ancient Eyes


Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_5.2_v2.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm CDT

This is the first podcast in a three-part series for week five. We'll be doing our 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 5 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 5 jogging, 3 walking, 5 jogging and walking the rest out. Our musical accompaniments this week are brought to you by: xx - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix) Blake Lewis - Heartbreak On Vinyl (LA Riots Radio Edit) Crookers - Transilvania (feat. Steed Lord) Follow That Bird! - The Ghosts That Wake You David Byrne And Fatboy Slim - Please Don't (Feat Santigold) Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM (Feat Beck) Professor Murder - Flex It Formula Horse Meat - Got My Dancing Shoes
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_5_V2.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am CDT

Week 4 is already here and this one is all over the place but I know you can do it! We start out with our 5 minute walking warm-up, followed by 3 minutes of jogging. Then we walk for 90 seconds, followed by a 5 minute run. Don't be scared, it will all go by quickly. After those 5 minutes are up, we're walking for 2.5 minutes and then repeating our first circuit.

Our music selections this week come from:

The Editors - You Don't Know Love (Caged Baby Remix)
Felix Cartal - Skeleton (BOTNEK Remix)
Lil Wayne Vs. Royksopp
T-Pain Vs. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Craze - Drop To The Flo
Annie - Don't Stop

Thanks to RCRDLBL and The Hood Internet
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Wk4_v2.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27am CDT

Couch to 5k Week 3 V2 I'm switching things up this week and running this (well, running in place) with you as I record. My dogs, Marshall and Bubble stared at me like I was crazy the entire time, but we got through it and hopefully they aren't too traumatized. At least I didn't do it with only shorts and a sports bra on.

The music for today comes courtesy of RCRDLBL and The Hood Internet who comes up with the sweetest mashups possibly ever.

Nadastrom - Shiny Toy Guns - Ricochet (Nadastrom Head Spin Dub)
Modest Mouse vs. Kanye West - Float On
Amanda Blank Vs. Vega - Might Like You Better
Kid Sister Vs. Pitbull - Free Control Ocho
Asher Roth Vs. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - I Love Friction
Beastie Boys Vs. Matt & Kim - Good Ol' Fashion Rump Shaker
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Wk3_v2.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am CDT

Ready for week 2? Sure you are! This week we're doing five minutes of walking for your warm-up, then intervals of 90 seconds running and 2 minutes walking. Make sure you keep your walking at a brisk pace. Try to challenge yourself. If you end up needing to slow it down, there's no shame in that.

Your music for this week is brought to you by:

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - Bag of Hammers
Gossip - Sweet Baby
DJ Timbo - Hit This Tiger Wood (Just Do It)
Wolfgang Gartner - Wolfgang's 5th Symphony (remix)
Dragonette - Pick Up The Phone
The Tough Alliance - A New Chance (Juan Maclean Remix)
Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug
Uffie - Pop The Clock (Felix Da Housecat's Pink Enemy Remix)
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (LA Riots Remix)
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_2_V2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT

It's been a while and I need to get back into the swing of things so I figured we could all use some new music and new motivation. You can use these podcasts for the CoolRunnings Couch to 5k program, or use them for interval training. Feel free to email me at thatssochubby (at) gmail (dot) com if you have questions or need a little extra encouragement.

Week 1 has us going for a 5 minute walking warm up and then intervals of 60 seconds running and 90 seconds of walking. The music used includes:

The Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology
Moneypenny - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Kid Sister - Get Fresh
Amanda Blank - DJ
Spinnerette - Sex Bomb
Plaisir de France - Le Responsable Revisite

Almost all of these can be found and downloaded at <a target="_blank"href="">RCRDLBL</a>
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_-_Week_1_V2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35pm CDT

We've made it to the big 5-0! Are you psyched? Only two more podcasts until you're running for a full hour - UNBELIEVABLE! Remember your posture, your breathing and your pace. Remember you can always contact me at if you have a question or are in need of extra support.
Direct download: 50_minute_running_podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20pm CDT

Hell yeah we've made it to the 45 minute mark! 15 more minutes and we'll be running for an hour. While that makes me a little nauseous to think about, it also makes me excited - like a superhero. I accidentally give the wrong web address for Hood Internet. Please go to to grab HOT mash-ups.
Direct download: 10k_Training_-_45_minutes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm CDT

We've made it to the 40 minute run! Not gonna lie, the 35 minute run was a bit rough for me last week but I'm ready to bring it this week! You'll be able to follow my blog and find more podcasts at Don't forget you can always drop me a note at
Direct download: 10k_Training_40_minute_run.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43pm CDT

We're going for a full 35 minutes of running today so get those legs stretched and let's get moving. Also, I give you a helpful note (read: warning) about adding me as a friend on Facebook and read a an email sent in by one of your fellow runners. If you want to contact me, email me at
Direct download: 10k_training_35_minutes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29am CDT

We're up to 30 minutes of running, are you psyched? You should be, I've got some great music for you this time around and the audio issues from the last episode are pretty much gone. Woo hoo! For more info, check me out on
Direct download: 10k_Training_-_3_Mile_run.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19am CDT

I'm starting a 10k training podcast to follow Hal Higdon's 10k training program. The workouts for this one aren't as clear cut as the 5k training since there aren't intervals with running and walking - but hopefully we'll get through this together anyway. First up is the 2.5 mile run which I'm equating to 25 minutes of running. We'll be doing a 5 minute warm-up and a 5 minute cool down. For more information on this podcast please visit
Direct download: 10k_training_-_2.5_mile_run.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:05pm CDT

Couch to 5k - Week 9 Feeling FINE!

Wowsers, we've made it all the way to our last week - week 9 - together! I am so proud of you, you've done an amazing job getting here. Think back to week one when  you stepped up on the treadmill and had to go for a minute or so without stopping. If you're anything like me, you can't even believe how far you've come.

I wanted to get this out without too much delay so the music is mostly the same:


Ida Corr vs. Fedde le Grand: Let Me Think About It

Jamin Wilcox: Heart Attack

Every Move a Picture: Signs of Life

location location: Starpusher

Tracy Young, Thaea - Sexual

Matthew Dear: Don and Sherri

Die Die Die : Blue Skies

Hood Internet: Flo Rida vs. Hot Chip

Hood Internet: Juvenile vs. Portishead

Hood Internet: Rick Ross vs. Hercules and Love Affair

Hood Internet: Twista vs. Office

Killola: Cracks in the Armor

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_week_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59pm CDT

Holy crap we've made it to week 8. Some of you have powered through week by week, others of you have powered through but have had to go back a few weeks or try a few times. Either way, you're HERE and that is amazing.

Work has had me very busy lately and there hasn't been a ton of great *FREE* music for me to use but I did find a good mix of new and old to get through week 8.

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_-_WEEK_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm CDT

We're already on week 7! My time flies when you're having fun. Week 7 has the same intervals (well, there really isn't an interval) for all three days of running so you'll only see one podcast for this week.

We're doing 5 minutes of walking as a warmup and then 25 big minutes of jogging/running/sweating together. Get pumped!

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01pm CDT

Oh hells to the yeah, we're on the third cycle of week 6 - which, I'm not gonna lie - was hard for me. I just ran it and maybe it's just an off day for me but 25 minutes of straight running just wasn't all that simple. Either way, I got through it and I know you can too. We're doing a 5 minute walking warmup followed by 25 minutes of running and then your cool down. I switched the music up a little to get us through all the running, I hope you like it!
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_6_Session_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm CDT

It's been a busy week and I did pretty well with my eating - not so well with my working out. Either way as soon as I upload this podcast I'm gonna be running it with you. We're going 5 minutes of walking, 10 running, 3 walking, 10 running and then cooling down for 5 or however long you need.
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_6_Session_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT

Alright week 6 is upon us and we'll be doing a 5 minute walking warm up followed by 5 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of jogging and 5 minutes of cooling down.


The bands used in this podcast are:

Padre Pio - Madeline

Trent Lange - Fever

Von Iva - Do It

Victor Imbres and Run DMC - Hard Times

Ida Corr Vs. Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It

Location - Starpusher

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - You are what you love

Tilly and the Wall - Rainbows in the Dark

Trokin Youth Remix - Bathroom Gurgle

Cake - Rock 'n Roll Lifestyle

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_6_Session_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am CDT

What a spectacular day - the inauguration of our new President, Barack Obama. It is rare for me to be patriotic, but the night of the election and all day today has been quite a whirlwind of incredible emotions. Since I am an emotional eater (even when it's for happy things) my feelings tasted like a Potbelly's vegetarian sub with no cheese, add hot peppers. I had to come to work early and stay late so I haven't been able to hit the gym. It looks like tomorrow will have to be day one of week 6, hopefully I'll be able to find some good tunes before then.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm CDT

As promised, here is week 5 part 3 of the couch to 5k program. I have been sick all week but since it is freezing at my desk I felt the need to run just so that my fingertips would stop turning blue. So far it has worked. This week was tough but it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The stopping and starting of the other weeks seem to have made the running parts a little harder to get back into - this week I glided along and I hope you will too.

Oh, and you'll notice I'm not breathing heavily in this one, it's so that the audio quality would be better for you. When I ran it I noticed there is one kind of weird loud part towards the very end. Sorry! Otherwise, enjoy.

Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_5_Part_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10pm CDT

I am illin right now - coming down with a bad cold and I can barely breathe out of my nostrils. I am such a pretty girl right now. Work has me tied up, which is why I haven't posted anything on here much less a podcast. Have no fear, I will return with one this week even if I sound like I'm speaking under water.

Yours in chub,


Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm CDT

The couch to 5k program that I follow is from an awesome website called Cool Running and the next few weeks of training has different intervals for each training session. So here is the second of three week 5 podcasts as promised. We're doing a 5 minute walking warm-up, 8 minutes jogging, 5 minutes brisk walking, 8 minutes of jogging (which always makes me feel like I'm going to poop my pants) and then the cool down for another 5 minutes of walking or more.
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_5_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28pm CDT

Yesterday was the first time in probably a year or two that I actually stayed within my Weight Watchers points. I'm pretty proud of myself, especially since I worked out. Also, I was watching The Biggest Loser which is a huge inspiration but also tends to get me hungry for some reason. Is that weird? I suppose it's like when I watch Intervention and just want to drink whiskey and smoke cigarettes through the whole thing (in fact that's what I used to do). Something about other people working hard to combat their addictions, food or otherwise, makes me want to reach for them more. Last night was a success though and I decided to make a real effort to take time for myself. An hour of the gym per day isn't going to make my time on the couch with my girlfriend and our animals any less fantastic. In fact, I really think it will make things better because I'll feel better about myself. Now I just need to remember this when it's time to hit the gym.

I'll be recording part 2 of this week's podcasts today since week 5 has three parts. As I said earlier this week, the music will be the same, but the running intervals will be different. I'm sore as hell but I got myself into this mess, now it's time to get myself out.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm CDT

Maybe it's the PMS talking or the fact that I know I'll be going to the gym later today but I can't stop thinking about food. I just ate what should be a filling lunch but my mouth is watering for more. So far today, I've eaten the following: Breakfast: whole wheat toast with hummus, tomato and cucumber Snack: Salad with gardeniera, cucumber, tomato, onion and 2 Tbsp fat free poppyseed dressing Lunch: Homemade vegetable soup, Costco falafel in a whole wheat pita with hummus, tomato, cucumber and hot sauce. Yummy in my tummy but momma wants more food. My options are: Eat more Drink some water/tea to kill some time and see if I'm still hungry Slap myself in the face multiple times until I get over it Actually do some work Only one of those options sounds appealing and it's the one that I'm not supposed to do. So instead I'll get some tea and do some work and by that time I'll probably have to run to my next meeting.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm CDT

Here's a little interview (a very loud one...notice I have some audio difficulties in everything I do?) I did with the band Barcelona who is featured in the 5th week podcast:
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm CDT

New Year, New Use for Blog It's my dog Marshall Jolie-Pitt's 1st birthday today and I couldn't be more excited. It's been a really long time since I've posted anything on here and I guess it never occurred to me to use this as something more than just a place to put my podcast. But let's be honest, that's lame! So, since it's the beginning of a new year, I am going to treat this as more of an actual place for me to put my dumb ramblings especially when I'm hungry and want to find something else to do with my hands other than go to the vending machine eventhough there's never anything I actually want in there. Sound good? Good.
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm CDT

Couch to 5k Week 5 - Here I go again on my own Wow, I'm back after a long time of being out. Forgive me, I was sick. Also, the choices of music for me to use weren't up to par with what I would want to give to you fine folks who are forcing yourselves to go through the hell that is running (myself included). This week's program is a weird one which will be done in three parts but with the same music each time because, I don't have time to look for more and because it makes my booty shake. You'll listen to it three times and then you're done with it if you don't like it, so there. The artists included are (in order) My Dear Disco - White Lies Mink Records - 7 Days Deastro Keepers - The Shaded Forests School of Seven Bells - Chain Happy Anarchy - Personal Judas Barcelona - It's About Time
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:07pm CDT

Sorry it's taken me so long to put this together! I've been sick and busy in general...I know that's not a great excuse but...oh well. Keep up the great work!
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_-_Week_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38pm CDT

Week three has arrived! We'll be going for a five minute walking warm up followed by 90 seconds of jogging, 90 seconds of walking then 3 minutes of jogging 3 minutes of walking and we'll repeat that...with an extra 90 seconds of running at the end!
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

This time we're going for intervals of 90 seconds of running and 2 minutes of brisk walking. It's not as easy as it sounds.
Direct download: Couch_to_5k_Week_Two_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

This podcast features the same music as the first Couch to 5k podcast but without the narroration. Feel free to come up with your own routine as you enjoy the sounds of Gossip, Bitter:Sweet, Cut Cupy, Gold Chains, The Boy Least Likely To, Tropical Rush and Deerhoof.
Direct download: Oh_Shiz_Work_Out_For_Yourself.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm CDT

This is week 1 of the Couch to 5k program so we start off pretty slowly. Listen to great music from Bitter:Sweet, The Gossip, Gold Chains, Cut Copy, The Boy Least Likely To, Deerhoof and Tropical Rush while doing walking and jogging intervals.
Direct download: Wheezing_Your_Way-_Couch_to_5K_redux.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29pm CDT