Happy Sunday! Whew – what a week. This was the first week in a while that I didn’t take a rest day. This was primarily because I wanted to try a few different Orangetheory instructors to see how I like their style of teaching, etc. Because of the OTF classes, running, spinning and my regular boot camp class, I felt like my body was in a state of DOMS (delayed onset muscles soreness) all week.
I would wake up and my upper body would feel fine, but then my legs would feel trashed and vice versa. I’ll definitely take a rest day next week to give my body a break. Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, June 17
Spinning (60 minutes).
I haven’t been on the Peloton bike a lot recently (that needs to change) so I enjoyed two 30 minute classes. I also discovered that I can use my OTF heart rate monitor for other activities as the app has an ‘out of studio’ workout feature. It was nice to see that my spinning workout burned a good amount of calories!
Tuesday, June 18
Orangetheory Fitness – Power day (60 minutes).
I wasn’t sure if I could get through this class because I was pretty wiped after work, but I got a nice burst of energy as soon as I got to the studio.
Wednesday, June 19
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
Probably shouldn’t have done this class, but I really do enjoy it.
Thursday, June 20
5 treadmill miles because I wasn’t sure I would be able to beat an impending thunderstorm. Did I mention that it rained most of the week..AGAIN! I feel like it’s been raining since April.
Friday, June 21
Orangetheory Fitness – strength day (60 minutes).
Fridays are usually my rest days but I wanted to try out an Orangetheory class with this instructor and I absolutely loved it. His teaching style was easy to follow and he comes around to check your form, especially when we’re doing any movements with weights.
Saturday, June 22
6 mile run.
This run was brutal. My legs just weren’t have it from the beginning. I wanted to get in more miles but decided to listen to my body. Luckily I had the salted strawberry SiS gel to give me some energy and it tasted really good!
Sunday, June 23
Orangethreory Fitness (ESP – Endurance, Strength and Power) day (60 minutes)
OMG. Let’s just say that I’m glad OTF doesn’t let you know the type of class you have until the day of the class. If I knew this in advance, I may have skipped it, lol. It was hard!
Total Weekly Mileage: 16.3 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 2 spinning classes, 4 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – A
This was a crazy week. Although I wish my mileage was a bit higher, it was still a great week of workouts. I also love that I get in some running during all of my OTF classes – that’s a bonus for sure! One would think that I would have slept well this week thanks to the workouts but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. I woke up at 4am (for no reason) 3 days this week – ugh! Each time I couldn’t go back to sleep and that was super annoying. I’m hoping next week is better.
As you can tell, I’m loving the Orangetheory Fitness classes so far! For my monthly membership I get 8 classes per month. I was thinking of upgrading to the unlimited membership, but I don’t know if I will have time to go more than twice a week, especially with marathon training starting soon. I’ll have to give that some extra thought. In addition, I’m going to have to decide if I still need my regular gym membership. Granted my membership is pretty cheap ($20/month) so it wouldn’t be horrible to keep it, but I just hate wasting money, lol. As long as I still go to the gym twice a week I think it would be worth it.
Next week I’ll be in Nashville, TN from Tuesday-Friday for a work conference. It’s my first time visiting the city and I’m super excited. Luckily the conference has set up some fun things for us to do in the evenings like a visit to the Analog and the County Music Hall of Fame and Museum. If you have any additional recommendations for things to do or restaurants to try, please let me know!
And in a bit of random news, I saw that Instagram keeps count on how many times I like a photo with a particular hashtag. I didn’t know this was a thing? Also, so what’s so bad about liking chicken? LOL
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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