Cardio A.D.D.

Feb 26

Unless it’s raining, snowing or terrible weather, I do my cardiovascular exercise outside:  Central Park’s rolling hills are just my size.  If I’m looking for a long, flat surface, the Hudson River Park is perfect:  gorgeous views of the Statue of Liberty, the George Washington Bridge and New Jersey ‘over there’.  I even like jogging the Brooklyn Bridge, ending up on the promenade overlooking downtown Manhattan’s breathtaking skyline from Brooklyn’s point-of-view.  Stunning!!!

This week, however, the weather has been so February-like!  A terrible mix of snow, rain, wind and ugliness the size of Godzilla!  I found myself in the gym without my darling headphones (which aren’t working and I don’t have time to visit the Genius Bar).  No motivating music, no junkie-TV shows, poor me.  I’m a hamster on a wheel, a prisoner doing my time, trying to break free from the insanity of going nowhere, fast.  “Suck it up,” I say…and this is how I did it:

Skoog’s Indoor Cardio-in-Purgatory:

Warm-up stretch, 5 minutes

Run 1 mile on Treadmill
Arc Trainer (or elliptical) 15 minutes, beasting it:  (go as hard as you can for 15 minutes-stay focused)
Stepmill 15 minutes: alternate between 2 steps at a time, climb sideways and speed intervals
Stationary Bike 4 miles as fast as you can-select ‘random’ program at level 8-12
Run 1 more mile on Treadmill

Stretch 5-10 minutes

2 Responses to Cardio A.D.D.


  1. Amy says:

    oy. I’m tired after reading that indoor workout…but yet, somewhat motivated. Hmmmm. Maybe I’ll have to try it. PS – super jealous of your cool places to run in NYC!

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