Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. I was just looking at the calendar and realized that we’re halfway through July already. How did that happen?
Here’s how my workouts went this week.
Monday, July 12
AFO Warm Up Run: Twenty One Pilots 7/2/21 – Becs (10 minutes)
AFO Ride: Gorgon City 7/1/21 – Jess K (30 minutes)
AFO Upper Body Strength: Gorgon City 7/1/21 – Ben (10 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
AFO Yoga Flow: Disclosure 7/2/21 – Nico (20 minutes)
I love starting off the week strong and this stack of classes delivered! Also, never underestimate a 10 minute upper body workout – holy cow! My arms were on fire by the end of the class.
Tuesday, July 13
AFO Ride: Twenty One Pilots 7/2/21 – Bradley (15 minutes)
AFO Ride: Twenty One Pilots 7/2/21 – Mayla (20 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength/Power (45)
AFO Run: Twenty One Pilots 7/2/21 – Becs (20 minutes)
Pride Celebration Yoga Flow 6/26/21 – Ross (45 minutes)
At OTF we had the 200m benchmark row. Although I didn’t finish it in the time I hoped, I still got a PR so I was happy about that. I would really like to break 35 seconds at some point.
I enjoyed the Twenty One Pilots classes. I thought I didn’t know any of their music but I recognized a few songs once they came on during class. You know how sometimes you can hear a song a few times and like it but not know who sings it? Yup, that’s what happened here, lol. This was also my first ride with Mayla – she’s one of the instructors in Germany. Even though I didn’t understand what she was saying because the ride was in German, it didn’t matter because I loved her energy and understood her cues on the bike.
Wednesday, July 14
Pre-Run Warm Up 7/9/21 – Matty (5 minutes)
AFO Run: Pearl Jam 7/3/21 – Selena (45 minutes)
AFO Ride: Pearl Jam 7/3/21 – Jenn (45 minutes)
AFO Upper Body Strength: Peal Jam 7/3/21 – Andy (30 minutes)
AFO Yoga Flow: Pearl Jam 7/3/21 – Denis (30 minutes)
Spice Girls Barre 7/14/21 – Hannah C (30 minutes)
This is news to me, but somehow I am a Pearl Jam fan? I found myself rocking out to a majority of the songs. Selena talked a lot during the run but it didn’t really bother me because I loved everything she said and it was really inspirational. I made a mental note of some of her quotes from class because they were that good. On the other hand, I didn’t enjoy the ride at all. I didn’t like a majority of the songs she selected and she talked/sang along to the songs way too much – it was annoying. You can not go wrong with Andy and Denis and both classes were great! I had some free time between logging off work and dinner so I decided to jump into the Spice Girls barre class – it was fun but barre is still a bit of a struggle for me, lol.
Thursday, July 15
Abu Dhabi Scenic Class (45 minutes)
In the Heights Core Strength 7/10/21 – Emma (20 minutes)
AFO Ride: Depeche Mode 7/2/21 – Christine (20 minutes)
AFO Ride: Disclosure 7/2/21 – Ben (20 minutes)
AFO Focus Flow Core: Depeche Mode 7/2/21 – Kristin (20 minutes)
I love the scenic classes because they allow me to explore parts of the world that I may not ever visit in person (I always do them as a powerwalk instead of a run). Any core class with Emma is always great and I love that she had a nice mix of different core moves (dead bugs, hollow holds, etc). I was underwhelmed with both of the rides, primarily because I just couldn’t get into the music but I did enjoy the core focused yoga class.
Friday, July 16
Pop Champions Ride 7/7/21 – Tunde (30 minutes)
Spice Girls Bike Bootcamp 7/16/21 – Cody (30 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 7/9/21 – Cliff (5 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (60 minutes)
Yoga Focus Flow: Chest Openers 7/11/21 – Mariana (20 minutes)
I feel like I should start off every Friday with a live class with Cody. The Spice Girls bike bootcamp was so much fun and really set the mood for the rest of my day. I really loved the OTF class I took during my lunch break because it was a nice 5×5 circuit on the weight floor, focused on both upper and lower body moves. The treadmill block was simple but effective.
Saturday, July 17
Warm Up Run 10/9/20 – Jess (10 minutes)
AFO Bootcamp: WizKid 7/1/21 – Chase (30 minutes)
AFO Glutes & Legs Strength: WizKid 7/1/21 – Rad (20 minutes)
AFO Ride: WizKid 7/1/21 – Cliff (20 minutes)
LHM Celebration Ride 9/22/20 – Leanne (20 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 12/16/20 – Cliff (10 minutes)
Power Yoga 7/9/21 – Kristin (20 minutes)
Jess was feeling under the weather so the live #Saturday60 bootcamp was cancelled. No problem as I still have plenty of on demand classes to complete. I really enjoyed the WizKid classes as I was sort of familiar with a few of his songs. The only issue was that Chase did a lot of leg strength moves in his class so it probably wasn’t that wise of me to pair his bootcamp with Rad’s glutes and legs class!
Sunday, July 18
Pre-Ride Warm Up 2/21/21 – Cliff (5 minutes)
Usain Bolt Dancehall Ride 7/15/21 – Hannah F (30 minutes)
In The Heights Ride 7/10/21 – Robin (30 minutes)
HIIT Cardio 12/31/19 – Jess (10 minutes)
HIIT Cardio 3/12/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
In The Heights Pilates 7/10/21 – Ally (20 minutes)
In The Heights Yoga Flow 7/10/21 – Mariana (30 minutes)
This was the perfect stack for me today, especially the Dancehall ride. That was probably the best ride I’ve taken in a long time – the playlist was great and Hannah was having so much fun. It was hard not to feed off of that positive energy. I even got an unexpected PR. I haven’t done HIIT cardio classes in a while so it felt good to add in those classes today too.
Total Weekly Mileage: 13.2 miles
Summary: 7 runs*, 2 bootcamp, 11 cycle, 7 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 – 361/370
I finished all of the Peloton All For One classes. I ended up liking about 955 of the classes so I would consider that a success! I’m not sure if they will do anything like this again but it was a really fun way to discover new artists and enjoy the music of some of my favorite artists, all while working out.
Anyone else over summer? I’m always over summer even before it starts, but the humidity this year is driving me nuts. It just always feels like soup outside. I’ve already started my countdown to Fall.
…and now for this week’s memes
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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