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…


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…


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….



  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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