workout wednesday …

let's face it.  as a runner, particularly a runner who lives for running outdoors, it can be challenging to get up and get outside to get a run in.  running in the winter months can be  downright awful.  it's dark, cold, cloudy, rainy, windy.  just not as much fun as running in the sunshine. it takes a lot of self-motivation and dedication.  and, as much of a proponent as i am for running outside, sometimes i just can't bring myself to do it.  
welcome the 'dreadmill,' as i affectionately call it.  
i myself cannot run long distances on the treadmill. never have, never will. so to spice things up, i like to use the treadmill for speed work and shorter distances.  here's one to try via fitsugar!  pick your level of intensity: beginner, intermediate, or advanced and start sweating.  whether you're just beginning to run or looking to work on your speed work , there's a plan for you.  you'll be blasting fat in no time!  looking to spend only 15 minutes on the treadmill?  then try this one.  it comes courtesy of the women who co-own Shred 415.  located in Chicago, this gym creates "workouts based on the idea that high intensity interval training is the best way to burn fat and calories quickly."  searching for a similar style workout in NYC?  check out my favorite(s), barry's bootcamp or the fhitting room.

still would rather run outside no matter the temperature or weather and avoid the treadmill?  check out these top tips for gearing up and getting out.  my best advice:  wear the right clothes and give it at least a mile. then make your decision if you're going to turn around or keep on!

Love, Tara


  1. You are such a soldier for running during the winter time! Your blog is lovely, by the way!


  2. Awesome workout - did the RUN section! Looking forward to more "WW" posts :-)