Oh snap – it’s 2015 y’all! I’m a little bit concerned about how quickly time is going by these days, however, I am also enjoying myself a lot more these days. Damn, that adage is true! Unfortunately, I’m also concerned about the way my winter weight isn’t just creeping up on me, it has basically slapped me in the face and decided to crash on my couch for an undetermined amount of time. BUT – I just forked over money for a gym membership and new running shoes and 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).
And so I present to you: 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).
It’s my 35th birthday today and to celebrate, I figured I’d pass along my New Chapter Jams mixtape since I can’t pass cake through the internet. To anyone else celebrating a birthday today (and all other days), I wish you a year of great things, amazing music and lots of happiness.
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 all out. Download: C25k Week 8 Version 3 (right click “save as”)
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)
Robyn vs. Whitney Houston – How Will I Dance With You (Ted Keyes mashup)
Estelle – Freak (Stevie Sin’s Mash-Up)
Kelis Acapella (MING Remix) feat Chiddy Bang
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)
Bill Withers – Lovely Day (Righteous Trash ‘Leisure Suite’ Disco Edit)
Somehow we’ve managed to make it to the last weeks of February so it’s about time my intro to 2014 mix made it to the blog. I’ve been busy searching for jobs, accepting a new job (I start next Monday!!!) and finding some sweet jams to bring some warmth to the icy snowy mess we’ve been dealing with this winter.
Another task on my to-do list for today will be to finish version 3 of my week 8 couch to 5k podcast for you all. I am signing up for the Brooklyn Color Run taking place July 5th, so if you’re in the area and want to run with me, let’s turn this mother out!