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No More ‘Gateway to 8k’, So Now What? (VIDEO)

I know y’all have been waiting for this announcement with baited breath. I just hope none of you passed out!

Anywhoooo, I took a few weeks — after learning I could not continue making Gateway to 8k podcasts — and tried to make a decision as to which program I’d use instead. I promised I’d keep making podcasts and I’m sticking to that! Watch my video to learn my decision!

Also, I made a “2011 Faves” mix for the Couch to 5k Week 1 podcast. 2011 Faves is just my nerdy way of naming songs that I’m feeling right now. They probably also appear on my iTunes ‘Most Played’ playlist. Some are sorta new, and some not at all. (Y’all know how I roll) But I love them and play them a lot! I will share those as well! Just thought some of my original Hip Hop #c25k mixes needed a little update. Flo Rida’s “Low” is so not the biz anymore. Gotta stay fresh, right?!

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The End of My Gateway to 8k Podcasts

If you were a fan of my “Gateway to 8k” podcasts, you’ve probably noticed I haven’t posted a new one recently. I hope you enjoyed the first 4 weeks, because I will not be continuing. I received correspondence from DJ Steve Boy, the owner of the Podrunner “Gateway to 8k” program, & requested it be removed from iTunes.

I didn’t know (notice?) the Podrunner Gateway to 8k program was copyrighted, but I should have done due diligence. I figured since Couch to 5k was so open and a free-for-all that it’d be the same situation with this. My fault. I’ve already apologized to DJ Steve Boy and requested the podcast be removed from iTunes. I will remove all traces from the website later tonight when I get back on my computer.

Now begs the question of “where do we go from here?” I know many had requested a 10k training program. If you can point me to one, or a different 8k plan, that isn’t copyrighted, I’d love to give it a go!

So, again, my apologies to all who had started, or were planning on starting this plan. I will fix this!

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Gateway to 8k – Week 2 Podcast

I’ve been promising this for how long now? Anyway, if you’ve liked my Facebook Page, then this isn’t a surprise, because I made the announcement a week and a half ago.

My Valentine’s Day gift to you, the visitors to my site, I give you the Week 1 workout for my new Gateway to 8k Running Podcast! I’ve been slowly working on them, but decided to give myself a firm deadline for the Week 1 podcast, so I’d be held accountable! I give far more updates on this project than I do on here or on Twitter, so please like my page. Pretty please?

Hey all! I just posted my Week 2 podcast to the Gateway to 8k page. If you want to subscribe in your RSS reader, here’s the Feedburner link.

Here the playlist (Running time: 48:54)
1. Jade – Don’t Walk Away
2. House of Pain – Jump Around
3. Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
4. Notorious B.I.G. – Mo Money, Mo Problems
5. Joe Public – Live & Learn
6. Monifah – Touch It
7. Mase – Feel So Good
8. Destiny’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills
9. Will Smith – Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
10. Janet Jackson & Luther Vandross – The Best Things in Life Are Free
11. TLC – What About Your Friends?
12. Paperboy – Ditty

I’d love your feedback, be it here, Twitter, or Facebook. Let me have it!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s Gateway to 8k!

I’ve been promising this for how long now? Anyway, if you’ve liked my Facebook Page, then this isn’t a surprise, because I made the announcement a week and a half ago.

My Valentine’s Day gift to you, the visitors to my site, I give you the Week 1 workout for my new Gateway to 8k Running Podcast! I’ve been slowly working on them, but decided to give myself a firm deadline for the Week 1 podcast, so I’d be held accountable! I give far more updates on this project than I do on here or on Twitter, so please like my page. Pretty please?

Anyway, for reference, here’s the direct link to the Gateway to 8k page. And if you want to subscribe in your RSS reader, I added it to Feedburner, so use this link.

Pity I won’t be able to use these myself, for another couple of months!

I’d love your feedback, be it here, Twitter, or Facebook. Let me have it!

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Refocusing: Gateway to 8k Podcasts

Y’all thought I forgot, didn’t you? Well, I didn’t! Life just has a way of getting all up my plans and changing them.

Personally, my running season is over. It’s starting to get cool, I don’t have a treadmill, and I don’t do gyms. I’ll stick with my Beachbody 90-programs until April (and warm weather) rolls around again. Then I will start my own Gateway to 8k program; months after y’all do!

I did get started, earlier in the year, and I’ll pick up where I left off. I hope to have something in the next couple of weeks. And like I said before, the first post will likely feature Weeks 1 & 2. Because if I go one by one, what happens if I get really bogged down one week and don’t post the next workout on time? Y’all will flood the site and wonder where the podcast is and make comments about how I’m throwing your progress off. Don’t lie, you know you will! So, to avoid that happening, I want to have at least a 1 week cushion. Cool? Cool.

I’m still going to start the podcasts with ol’ school hip hop & R&B music. There may be repeats, here and there, from the c25k podcasts, but it won’t be to the point that you’re running and think “hey! Suz used this exact ordered playlist already!” I’m lazy, but I hope I don’t get that lazy! At least not at the very beginning lol!

So, I’ll keep y’all posted! I’m definitely jealous of those of you who can run outside comfortably year round! I know “comfortable” is different for different people, but the black girl in me isn’t comfortable running — or doing anything other than watching football — in the cold. Just keepin’ it real!

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