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

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST