Happy Sunday 🙂 This week was crazy busy but I feel like the whole month of December often feels like that, right? This week I continued the 12 Days of Fitness at OTF and I traveled to Toronto on Wednesday night for work. I decided to stay in Toronto for the weekend which was a blast, even though it was pretty cold and snowy.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, December 2
Orangethory Fitness (Two Crew Rows)
Can I just say how much I loved this workout? We did ‘crew’ rows which meant we rowed in unison with our team at all different paces. It was a perfect opportunity to work on my rowing skills as I still struggle with it.
Tuesday, December 3
OrangeTheory Fitness (Three Buy Ins) – 60 minutes
I had a really hard day at work, just a super busy, insanely crazy and infuriating day. I really didn’t want to workout but it was too late to cancel my class so I went. I think my heart rate was higher than normal during class because of stress.
Wednesday, December 4
OrangeTheory Fitness (Four Fallin Hills) – 60 minutes
This was technically a ‘strength’ workout but felt more like an endurance day because of the crazy treadmill block. It was running the whole time, no walk break, while the inclined bounced anywhere between 1-15. We were at each incline for 1 minutes. The floor block have heavy weights which I loved. This was my fourth consecutive OTF workout so I was pretty beat.
I didn’t land in Toronto until after 8pm. Unfortunately I was pretty wired so I didn’t go to sleep until after midnight – ugh!
Thursday, December 5
Between running 2 events and then set up for another event, I clocked a 12 hour work day so a rest day was necessary. I still hit my step goal for the day for the #HolidaySweat challenge.
I also earned a new Fitbit badge!
Friday, December 6
I set my alarm in time to get in am early morning workout before work but I had an upset stomach when I woke up – probably from eating dinner so late the night before. Luckily I felt better as the day went on and my last event in the office went well. We wrapped around 4pm and then I grabbed an early dinner and relaxed.
Although not an official workout, I fit in a 10 min core workout from my Peloton app at the end of the night.
Saturday, December 7
3 mile run
I woke up early to get in a run before I went off to explore Toronto for the day. Some of the sidewalks were a little slushy/icy from the snow we got on Friday morning, so that’s why I decided to run on the treadmill
After a shower and change of clothes, I started my day of walking around the city. I visited the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and then walked by Rogers Center. Then I just walked around the city to view some of the buildings. After re-fueling with a great lunch, I went to the Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square. The fair had an outdoor ice rink and lots of different vendors and food trucks.
Sunday, December 8
3 mile run
Got in 3 miles on my last day in Toronto. It actually worked out well to run outside today since it was the warmest day since I’ve been here, and no snow or wind! Toronto is a very pretty city. I’d like to visit again in the Spring or Summer and stay closer to a running trail so I can run more.
Total Weekly Mileage: 10.5 miles
Summary: 5 runs and 3 OTF workouts
Grade This Week – B
Giving myself a B this week because I need to implement more balance in my workouts, which is one of my goals for December. While I like the freedom of not training for a race right now, I still do better with structure so I’m going to really work on making a weekly workout routine that had a nice balance of spinning, OTF and running. Speaking of OTF, there was an OTF studio about 1.5 miles from my hotel. I would have loved to take a class but there was a waitlist for any of the classes that would have worked with my schedule, even on the weekend. It all worked out though because I was totally happy with the workouts I was able to do while in Toronto, including a peaceful outdoor run, and I’ll be back to OTF tomorrow to continue with the 12 Days of Fitness.
Totally unrelated, but have you guys seen baby Yoda? Is he not the cutest thing? Also the Baby Yoda memes have been SO funny!
Before signing off, I wanted to talk about the controversy with that Peloton commercial. Okay, so here are my thoughts. Did I think the commercial was sexist? No. Did I think it was a bad commercial? Yes. I found the commercial to be odd only because the acting was so over the top. That being said, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a spouse giving the gift of exercise equipment. I wouldn’t be offended at all if a Peloton treadmill magically appeared at my house, lol.
Personally I think a bulk of the issue comes from people that simply don’t like Peloton. They may think it’s too expensive, or don’t like the instructors, or just think the concept of getting coached through the app or equipment is weird. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people online bashing the company and it’s always people that have NEVER tried any of the classes! How can you say you dislike something when you’ve never tried it? Just my two cents 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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Your two cents make sense! (see what I did there?) It seems like everyone has an opinion about everything. Can’t we just be ourselves?
You should give yourself an A for the week because I see a lot of variety in your workouts and you crushed them all. Plus those shirts!
Exactly! I mean seriously – sometimes people just need to keep their negativity to themselves.
You are a ball of energy, Kim! With so much work and a business trip thrown in there you still managed to keep up with running and OTF. Well done!
Love the pictures of Toronto. I have never been there but it looks like a city I would like to visit. Have a great Sunday!
Thanks so much Catrina! Toronto is a pretty city – I hope that you get the change to visit one day 🙂
You had a great week of activity in Toronto. It looks like a festive time of year to visit. I’ve only been there in the summer months. We visited Montreal in the winter and made the mistake of not bringing boots. I figured we’d only be in the city and sidewalks would be clear. Um nope! Even hotel steps were totally covered in snow and ice. Nothing was cleared! Apparently this is totally normal. I feel like somebody’d be suing somebody if that happened in downtown Chicago.
I didn’t see the Peloton commercial before I heard all the hoopla. I told the Caveman just yesterday that I would not be one bit offended if a Peloton treadmill magically replaced my 19 year old relic in the pain cave. Haha!
Baby Yoda is adorable! I heard though that DIsney won’t have him ready for Christmas.
You know, I kind of noticed that while I was there too. It snowed most of the morning on Friday and while it wasn’t a ton of snow, it made the sidewalks slushy and slippery. I also didn’t have boots and just hoped that my sneakers would keep me upright, lol.
That’s a shame that baby Yoda won’t be available for the holidays!
Love the baby Yoda memes 🙂 Toronto looks like a blast- you covered a lot of ground!
Thanks Jessie! Toronto is such a walker friendly city which is awesome.
Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner says
Toronto is such a fun city to visit and I bet it looked even prettier with some snow on the ground. Way to crush it at OTF this week. Those Peloton haters can just keep their opinions to themselves 🙂
It really is and the snow did make it look so pretty. I love that it’s also walker friendly.
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
Isn’t Toronto a fun city?! Glad you got to spend some time checking it out.
Way to go with all the OTF workouts! And, I agree about all the hoopla over that Peloton ad. It was a lame ad but not sexist. Personally I’ve told my hubby on a couple of occasions that he should feel free to buy one of the bikes for me 😉
Yes! I love the city and it’s super clean and walker-friendly which are two huge bonuses.
I think those OTF workouts sound harder than the hell week workouts! I’m glad you got to enjoy Toronto. The holiday market sounds like a great way to get a taste for the city. I’m glad you got a run in too! I’m with you on the Peleton “backlash”. I think another factor is people not understanding someone might want to exercise even if they don’t need to lose weight, and how rewarding conquering fitness challenges can be. But, there is a whole “community” of people making fun of Peleton ads — how the bikes are the centerpieces of fancy rooms, etc.
You totally hit the nail on the head about the ad – working out isn’t always about losing weight. You’re so right that people just don’t understand that.
I’m convinced that these holiday OTF workouts are rejected templates from Hell Week!
Kimberly Hatting says
You (and your mom) are rocking all those OTF classes! They really look intense. It’s been fun seeing all your holiday shirts 🙂 I think my fav is the ugly sweater one.
I enjoy being super festive this time of year – it brings me joy 🙂
Zenaida Arroyo says
I have not watched the Peloton commercial and don’t think I will. I like mine but do wished it were a bit cheaper. 🙂 I love all of your shirts! I’ve been to Toronto a few times but do not remember too much about it.
Yeah I actually think Peloton ended up pulling the commercial so you won’t see it on TV now, lol
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
I still haven’t seen the commercial. Although I would personally be thrilled if a Peleton landed in my home, too.
Sounds like you packed a whole lot into your trip! I absolutely adore the holiday markets. It’s one of my fav things to do in NYC at this time of year.
Same! The NYC holiday markets are always so beautiful
Sounds like you managed to see a lot during your time in Toronto, the photos are great! I think the peleton add just didn’t explain itself very well to people who don’t know/like peleton. It doesn’t have to be about losing weight, there are a lot of other benefits to working out and it’s great to be able to do it in the convenience of your home. But none of that was really articulated in the commercial so I think people didn’t get it. I love baby yoda, so cute!
I did, and I loved that the city was pretty walker friendly too 🙂
Have you seen the new Ryan Reynolds gin commercial using the same actress? Genius! Also, I didn’t get the outrage either. It was a bad commercial, but so what? I, too, would be thrilled to find a Peloton under my tree this year.
I just can’t with your adorable shirts!
Toronto looks gorgeous. Right now, I’m mopey about being bed-ridden, and so all kinds of travel looks extra amazing.
I saw the new Ryan Reynolds commercial over the weekend and I laughed SO hard!
Looks like you managed to do a ton while you were in Toronto! I love your holiday sweater, hahaha. Great job on getting that Nile badge too! I don’t know how many lifetime miles I’ve made it to so far!
I did! My feet were killing me by the end of the weekend but it was worth it!
you are the OTF queen! way to rock it this week Kim! and love how much you got to see and do in Toronto! I still haven’t been there but it’s on my list.
I think the Peloton commercial is just dumb but I also didn’t find it sexist. In fact I told Ron I’d love a Peloton and he instead found us an in between option that works perfectly! I also think some people are just looking for something to be wrong/sexist/ whatever. And a lot of the groups I’m in also body-shamed the “thin” girl who worked out for a year and “felt better about” herself. Um. Just because you are thin doesn’t mean you are healthy. And Peloton classes (or Les Mills or any other classes) aren’t JUST about weight. In fact almost not at all. They are about FITNESS, feeling good, feeling strong, gaining confidence.
Totally 100% agree with everything you said! I think that people only equate fitness with weight loss and that’s so wrong.
Beckett @ Birchwood Pie says
Aw man it’s been so long since I’ve been to Toronto. I used to go so often for work that I kept up with Canadian news. I really loved it.
I switched from Fitbit to Garmin this year and while overall the Garmin is better for what I use it for, Fitbit totally nailed it with the badges and I miss them. I gave my old Fitbit to my mom and it’s so fun to watch her rack up the badges.
I have a feeling that I may be going up to Toronto more often next year, but you won’t hear any complaints from me!
So nice of you to give your old Fitbit to your mom 🙂
Liz Dexter says
A great week and I am loving those holiday tees – do you have an infinite set of them or will we see some of those on repeat? Love the view from the treadmill, tooI haven’t seen the Peleton ad but I get excited when I see it mentioned and shout that some of my blogging friends do that!
I really need to give Orange Theory a try, it sounds great! That t-shirt…”What’s Crackin'” is awesome!! Where did you get it? My daughter does ballet and is always in the Nutcracker, she would get a kick out of it!
Definitely give it a try if you can! 🙂
i got the What’s Crackin shirt from Old Navy (men’s dept)
Heather Hart says
a) I love all of your workout shirts!
b) I’m convinced the Peleton controversy was created by Peleton themselves, dun dun dunnnnn! I also agree it was a poorly made commercial, but it wasn’t offensive. I really haven’t seen one single person who was actually offended, which is why I think the controversy was made up!
Thanks so much! I like the holiday workout shirts because they are so fun 🙂
You might be on to something with that Peloton ad! LoL