Happy Sunday! Does anyone else feel like they are stuck in the movie Groundhog Day? My Monday-Friday is literally the same exact thing on repeat – even down to my meals (I’m back to meal prepping). On Friday I told my friend that I felt like I was just on auto-pilot with everything. My hope is that things will start to feel different once it’s safe to start doing some of the things I enjoy.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, June 15
Peloton Billy Joel Ride 11/14/19 – Jenn (45 minutes)
Peloton Arms & Shoulders Strength 1/30/20 – Jess (10 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 3/3/20 – Jess (10 minutes)
Peloton Glutes & Legs Strength 3/10/20 – Jess (10 minutes)
I can’t say I loved this ride, but Jenn shared some pretty good stories that helped to keep my attention. I wanted to do some strength work but couldn’t decide on what body part to focus on so I took 3 different 10 minutes classes all focusing on different sections of the body.
Tuesday, June 16
Peloton Guns N’ Roses Bootcamp 1/30/20 – Andy (45 minutes)
Peloton Guns N’ Roses Ride 1/30/20 – Olivia (30 minutes)
I don’t usually do the 45 minute bootcamp classes but this one was good. It started out a bit slow but then the intensity increased quickly. I wasn’t a fan of all of the switching between the treadmill and the floor (5 minute blocks instead of 10 minute blocks), but it did keep things interesting. The cycle class was good too. I believe these were my first classes with both Andy and Olivia. I like that doing the Artist Series classes is exposing me to different Peloton instructors that I usually don’t take.
Later on in the day, my company announced that we would now have Juneteenth (June 19) off as a holiday. My company has always been great about diversity and inclusion and I’ve often felt supported by my manger and others. Even so, I was surprised and very happy to hear about this new development.
Wednesday, June 17
Peloton P!nk Run 11/3/19 – Andy (30 minutes)
Peloton P!nk Ride 11/1/19 – Christine (30 minutes)
Another class with Andy and my first time riding with Christine. The music was great, but what I most enjoyed about both classes were that they almost felt like therapy sessions. Both instructors really gave such great advice about making sure you do things that make you happy, leaving toxic situations, owning who you truly are, etc. It was really an awesome hour of sweat and reflection.
Thursday, June 18
Peloton R&B Bootcamp 9/14/19 – Jess (60 minutes)
Another awesome bootcamp with Jess Sims! She’s my favorite bootcamp instructor and I always enjoy her 60 minute classes. Another bonus for this class was that I was able to sing along to all the songs – there’s nothing like 90’s/2000’s R&B music!
Friday, June 19
Peloton Intervals & Arms: Live From Home 6/19/20 – Ally (30 minutes)
Peloton BTS Ride 5/29/20 – Ally (30 minutes)
I had the day off work in celebration of Juneteenth so I was able to take a live class with Ally Love for my 250th cycle class milestone. It was a hard class but very enjoyable as Ally dropped a lot of knowledge about Juneteenth – I learned some new things which is always a blessing! After that ride I did her BTS ride. BTS is a k-pop group – I don’t know much about that genre of music but I did enjoy most of the songs!
Saturday, June 20
Peloton D Smith Run 6/8/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Red Hot Chili Peppers Run 7/25/19 – Selena (45 minutes)
This run was a struggle! I had a horrible headache Friday night – it lasted for hours and I would rate it as a top 3 worst headaches I’ve had in my life. Thankfully when I woke up on Saturday it was gone so I decided to get in a 10K run. I used two Peloton classes instead of my usual playlist. It was okay but I think I prefer doing the guided runs for shorter distance runs.
Sunday, June 21
Peloton Juneteenth Run 6/19/20 – Chase (30 minutes)
Peloton Juneteenth Ride 6/19/20 – Tunde (30 minutes)
Peloton Ricky Martin Yoga Flow 6/13/20 – Ross (30 minutes)
I wasn’t able to take the Juneteenth classes live on Friday but knew I wanted to take them at some point over the weekend. They were both so good. I thought I knew a lot about Juneteenth but I learned so much more during those workouts. I love getting a history lesson with a workout. Those two classes were pretty heavy so for some levity, I took the Ricky Martin Yoga class. Yoga is really not my thing so I was proud of myself for surviving a 30 minute class! Ross is also a great instructor.
Total Weekly Mileage: 17.6 miles
Summary: 5 runs*, 6 cycle class (I don’t count warm up/cool down rides), 3 strength workouts and 2 bootcamp classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs as well.
Grade This Week – A
Overall it was a good week! I was finally able to get a haircut on Saturday morning which was SO long overdue. She ended up cutting off a few inches because my split ends were so bad but I don’t mind at all. The length is a little bit longer than a bob but that works for me since it’s so hot, humid and muggy here in the summer! Speaking of heat, it’s way too hot and humid to eat outside today for Father’s Day so we’re going to order in lunch to celebrate.
My Orangetheory Fitness studio opened up again on Saturday. I scheduled my first class for June 28th. I’ll admit that I’m nervous, but cautiously optimistic. They have options for mask vs. no mask classes. I opted for the mask class which has a limit of 20 people (the no mask class has a limit of 12). Social distancing will be in effect for both types of classes. Hopefully it all goes well – I’ll report back in next week’s recap.
…and now for this week’s meme collection..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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