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 🙂