Happy Sunday! Another busy week has come and gone. I feel like I blinked and the week was already over. It was another busy week with work travel, but there were some cool firsts that happened this week as well (I’ll touch base on those a little later).
Before I forget, I wanted to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there – I hope that you all enjoyed your day. Without further ado, here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, June 10
2 mile run + strength training.
Is it ever a good idea to book a 6am flight? The answer is NO, lol. Luckily I ended work a little early and was able to squeeze in a workout in the evening.
Tuesday, June 11
Unplanned Rest Day.
I was definitely planning on waking up early to get in a workout before my flight but I was exhausted when I woke up so I skipped it.
Wednesday, June 12
4 mile run + spinning (30 mins).
I was happy to be back home and back on my Peloton bike 🙂
Thursday, June 13
OrangeTheory Fitness Class – Strength (60 mins).
The day I’ve been waiting for…my first OTF class! It was SO many things – scary, fun, hard, intimidating, etc. Overall I had a really great time and loved the sense of community.
Friday, June 14
Saturday, June 15
6 mile run.
I had a morning appointment so my time was limited but I was able to get in 6 miles. I also tested out a new energy gel from Science in Sport (Sis) about halfway through my run and it wasn’t that bad. The consistency is like more of a liquid vs a gel so it will take me some time to get used to that, but I enjoyed the apple flavor.
Sunday, June 16
OrangeTheory Fitness Class – Endurance (60 mins).
I was happy to see that my numbers were much better during this class. I really tried to make sure that I wasn’t over exerting myself and staying in the red zone too long.
Total Weekly Mileage: 16.4 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 1 spinning class, 3 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – A
Monday was such a disaster! My day started off super duper early but luckily the flight was quick. Somehow I booked the wrong hotel (location was wrong) and I didn’t know that until I arrived. There were no rooms at the hotel I needed (because of Game 5 of the NBA Finals), but luckily I was able to book a room at a hotel not too far away (still in the downtown area). Plus there were just people everywhere because of the NBA Finals, it was crazy!
But there was one highlight to Monday. As I was leaving the hotel gym a woman came up to me and said “I’ve been working at this gym for a while and I’ve never seen anyone smile as much as you. It’s refreshing and you look so happy”. That was such a great thing to hear after a crazy day. The gym, and working out in general, is my happy place, so it’s kind of cool that someone else could notice that too.
Although I’ve only done 2 classes, I feel like I’ve been bitten by the OTF bug! The workouts are hard and I love that. I also love that it’s something new, which I’ve been craving for a while. The structure of the class is awesome and it also helps to add to my weekly mileage as well. One great takeaway so far is that I’m more aware of when I need to push or back off during my running, especially for easier paces. Oh and one more bonus, this OTF is located in a pretty popular shopping center in my city, right next to Trader Joes. This just makes it easier for me to stop in and grab some of my TJ favorites weekly 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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