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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Doing it Wrong Singing Along


All of us New Yorkers woke up to yet another flurry of blizzard-like snow this morning, which made leaving the apartment a daunting thing to contemplate. There's almost nothing I hate more than being forced to wear hideously ugly snow boots. Show me the girl who says she feels hot in snow boots, and I'll show you a liar.

The thought of bikinis, bare legs, and open-toed sandals feels like a far-off fantasy right now--which is probably both good and bad. Good because it means I have at least a couple of months to lose a few of these winter pounds and get back down to my fighting weight (nothing crazy, just a pound or two). I've always been a long-distance runner, preferring to do extended, miles-long sessions on the treadmill without stopping. There's something about pushing myself to go further and faster with each run that brings out the competitive side in me. (Yes, I compete with myself. All the time.)

This morning, though, I decided to try something new: 4 minutes walking, 2 minutes at a fast run. Repeat 5x. And you know what? I worked up a serious sweat, probably burned more fat, wasn't stressed out about beating my previous times/distances, and still managed to get over 3 miles in. I highly recommend.

I'm wearing a Rag & Bone coat (the only thing saving my life in this weather), and Louis Vuitton bag. All photos by Mark Iantosca. xo

10 comments:

  1. I'm in NY too and this weather is killing me! And what's with the weather people calling it a "wintry mix?" What does that even mean? As for the running, I hear it's healthier to alternate your speeds. (It also helps burn way more calories.) Good luck!

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  2. That red bag is so beautiful...and fit so well to your coat :D

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  3. Yea, I'm in Philly and it's just as horrible here. I can't wait for spring, it's killing me!!! ha On a side note, your bag is lovely, I've been thinking of getting a red bag this year.
    xoxo behindthelashes

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  4. And I really like the way your bloody RED lipstick tend to instil a sulfurous twist of Glam on your "Trendy Baby Doll-icious" prestance Dear !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

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  5. all i think about when it rains or snows is which shoes am i going to wear! my outfit is completely ruined now! it's all about the shoes! love your hair. love your photos! i want your rag and bone coat!

    finally hatachi

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  6. Gorgeous coat! I love the color.

    Where do you go running? Just moved to the city and I feel like there's no place to run outside besides Central Park.

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  7. Your coat is so great. Looks so warm as well. I find that the jacket is more of a problem than the shoes, because I tend to put a large number of cardigans under and the look like the Michellin Man. I refuse to wear a down jacket if I'm not on a mountain or in a forrest, so that doesn't help!

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  8. Love this look for winter! heading to NYC in two weeks and this is great inspiration. Love the bold lips!

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