Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. Thank goodness we finally got a small break from the oppressive heat and humidity for a few days this week!
Here’s how my workouts went this week.
Monday, July 19
Spice Girls Core Strength 7/14/21 – Olivia (20 minutes)
Spice Girls Run 7/15/21 – Becs (30 minutes)
Spice Girls Ride 7/13/21 – Leanne (30 minutes)
Spice Girls Cool Down Ride 7/13/21 – Leanne (5 minutes)
Spice Girls Two For One Yoga Flow 7/15/21 – Aditi & Anna (30 minutes)
This was a fun way to kick off the week! I heard nothing but good things about all of the Spice Girls classes so I was looking forward to stacking them. They were all very good – lots of fun and a nice way to wake up on a Monday morning. I got through the workouts but noticed that my energy was pretty low all morning. Well that all made sense once my friend made her monthly appearance – I really don’t like her, lol. It’s amazing how it just drains my energy.
Tuesday, July 20
LHM Celebration Ride 10/10/20 – Jess K (30 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
In the Heights Run 7/13/21 – Jess K (30 minutes)
Core Strength 4/8/21 – Jess (15 minutes)
We had cluster sets for the floor block at OTF. I really enjoy those because the reps are short which allows me to life heavier weights. I’ve never seen In The Heights on Broadway or the movie) so I’m not familiar with the soundtrack but I enjoyed all of the songs that Jess King selected for the run. They were super fun and upbeat (think lots of salsa type music). The core class was a good burn too.
Wednesday, July 21
Pre-Run Warm Up 10/5/20 – Matt (5 minutes)
HRZ Endurance Run 5/27/19 – Jess (45 minutes)
Full Body Strength 7/25/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
Spice Girls Ride 7/18/21 – Mayla (20 minutes)
Spotify Viva Latino Ride! 10/15/20 – Hannah C (20 minutes)
Spice Girls Yoga Flow 7/16/21 – Nico (30 minutes)
The HRZ Endurance run was perfect because it focused on staying in aerobic zones 1, 2 and 3 which resulted in a very basic run at the same pace with a few small inclines. This was exactly what I was looking for because I didn’t want to deal with a bunch of inclines or speed increases. The yoga class was much needed after signing off of work after a long day of back to back meetings.
Thursday, July 22
Sagres Scenic Class (30 minutes)
Santa Monica Beach Class (15 minutes)
LHM Celebration Ride 9/29/20 – Tunde (30 minutes)
LHM Celebration Ride 10/4/20 – Christine (30 minutes)
Core Strength 7/21/21 – Jess (5 minutes)
Upper Body Strength 5/1/21 – Chase (20 minutes)
My powerwalk included walking through a part of Europe and near the beach. Right now this is my form of travel, lol. I was feeling the effects of the upper body class a few hours after I finished the class. That’s how I know I couldn’t have lifted heavier weights!
Friday, July 23
LHM Celebration ride 9/19/20 – Hannah C (30 minutes)
R&B Walk 7/21/21 – Jess (20 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (60 minutes)
Yoga Slow Flow 4/30/21 – Chelsea (30 minutes)
Now that I’ve completed the Peloton AFO classes, I’m back to working my way through a bunch of older classes. Right now I’m focused on finishing up the Latino Heritage Month classes from last year. So far the classes have been just “okay”. The songs are decent but sometimes the instructor’s energy is off. We worked on single leg moves for the floor portion of the OTF workout, which I always appreciate because it always reminds me that my right side needs a little more attention since it’s my weaker side. I need to focus more on single leg moves at least 1-2x a week.
Saturday, July 24
Momento Latino Ride 10/9/20 – Robin (30 minutes)
Warm Up Run 3/4/21 – Jess (10 minutes)
Verzuz Bootcamp 7/24/21 – Jess (60 minutes)
Post-Run Stretch 7/12/21 – Becs (5 minutes)
The Verzuz bootcamp class was a lot of fun. It had a great playlist and I loved the flow of the strength moves on the floor and the cadence on the treadmill for the run portion.
Sunday, July 25
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (45 minutes)
Fit Family Brain Break Cardio 12/24/20 – Jess (5 minutes)
Verzuz Full Body Strength 7/23/21 – Chase (30 minutes)
Core Strength 7/7/21 – Jess (10 minutes)
Focus Flow: Floor Poses 4/20/21 – Ross (20 minutes)
For the first time in forever I was able to sleep in a little bit, which was great because I really needed it. I felt like I was moving in slow motion once I got up around 7:30. I did get a boost of energy after my OTF class but I didn’t want to do any of the Peloton classes I previously stacked (run/walk class and a cycle class). I opted to do additional strength workouts instead.
Total Weekly Mileage: 16.6 miles
Summary: 7 runs*, 1 bootcamp, 9 cycle, 4 yoga and 11 OTF/strength/HIIT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 370/373
Is it just me or do the Olympics seem like a sh*tshow this year? I love the Olympics and was really excited about them a few weeks ago, but it just seems like so many things are “off” that it’s making it hard for me to watch and enjoy the events.
On Thursday I went downstairs to grab lunch and when I peeked outside I saw these two hanging out by our deck. They stared at me for a while, I waved a few times, and they just ignored me and went back to eating the leaves from the trees, lol. We’ve seen WAY more deer this year than any other year we have lived here – it’s really odd!
About two weeks ago I received a sample of Honey Stinger’s newest product, their rapid hydration mix (in strawberry lemonade) in the July StrideBox. I tested it out this week and I really liked it! Love the flavor (not too sweet) and I think it gave me an extra boost of energy too. I’m definitely going to order some more, and maybe try the other flavors available too.
…and now for this week’s memes
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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