Another day of indoor workouts…

It is -9 here right now, -20 with the windchill.

Good news ~ school was canceled, so I am home with my little guy 🙂  Also had some time to Pinterest running stuff!  Loving FitSugar right now.

Bad news ~ too cold (again) to run outside!

With the Cap City Half Marathon training beginning in mid February, I’m trying to run at least 3 miles, 3-4 times per week to get my base building in.  Those were the orders I’ve given my running group, so I need to be a good example!  I don’t belong to a gym currently, so for now, I head to my basement for another indoor workout.  I’ll show you a ‘before’ picture of the basement sometime soon and you’d understand why I have to really motivate myself to head down there.   I hope to have an ‘after’ picture by Spring!  We don’t plan on doing a total renovation (yet) but at least fix it up so its a bit more cozy down there.  Here is the treadmill workout I plan to do today…

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The only things I will alter are the 4.0 segments.  Since I want to jog for a minimum of 30 minutes, I’ll substitute 6.0 in those spots.  I don’t usually walk to warmup, but I do often walk at the end to cool off, so I’ll add a 5 min 4.0 walk at the end.  Mixing it up (changing the speed and/or incline) not only burns more fat, but also breaks up the boredom of the treadmill. You break your run into smaller chunks.

After the run, I will STRETCH (don’t skip this step!) and I also plan to do an indoor mini-circuit to get in some toning.  Maybe something like this…

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Loving this time off school, but looking forward to the sunshine and running outdoors again soon.

I’ll just daydream about it for now!  In 8 weeks, we will be in Mexico and I’ll be doing this….

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for following me and leading me to follow you. You might have just saved me a couple of hundred dollars. I was planning to hire a personal trainer but I think I’ll just read through a bunch of your posts. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Lol! I love saving people money! I LOVED your article on snow days. I am a teacher, as is my husband… we’ve enjoyed the last few days at home with our 1 year old, but people must know we work hard most of the year! And keeping our kids safe is rule #1 🙂 Glad to have you following.

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