Happy Sunday and Happy Easter to all those who celebrate! Anyone else feel like having a mini celebration at the end of every week? The weeks are so long and stressful that I always want to throw myself a parade on Sundays!
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, April 6
2 mile run + Peloton strength training – arms & shoulders (20 minutes).
Eased into the week with a short run and a strength training workout. I am an official member of the #nevermissamonday club. Starting off the week with a workout sets the tone for a productive week!
That night as I was scrolling through Instagram, I saw posts from a few different news sites all showing photos of people still running in groups, lounging at parks, etc. It is absolutely infuriating to me that people are still NOT practicing social distancing. This meme was perfect to describe my frustration.
Tuesday, April 7
Peloton Cycle (45 minutes) + OTF at Home workout.
Nothing like starting off the day with a few hip hop cycle classes! I enjoyed the OTF at home workout also.
Wednesday, April 8
4 mile run.
This was a hard run. I felt like I couldn’t get into a groove and had to take a few walk breaks. Not sure what was going on but luckily my workouts the rest of the week felt much better.
Thursday, April 9
This wasn’t planned, but was absolutely necessary. I haven’t had a full rest day in weeks. In addition, I had to go to two supermarkets which gave me so much anxiety. So much so that I had no desire to workout. I went to one supermarket in the morning but they didn’t have everything I needed. I didn’t have time before work to go to another one, so that had to wait until after work. The fact that people still aren’t really practicing social distancing in the supermarkets is another thing that drives me nuts too!! Luckily I was able to get 90% of what I needed and hopefully won’t have to go shopping again for another 7-10 days.
Luckily I ended the night with a virtual happy hour with my best friends. It was just what I needed!
Friday, April 10
Peloton Cycle (40 minutes) + Peloton Dance Cardio (20 minutes) + OTF at home workout.
I woke up and didn’t really have an idea of what I wanted to do, but I was pretty happy with this combo of workouts. The OTF at home workout was great, especially a plank jack/plank block that they had in the middle of the workout. At lunchtime I had a nice video chat with Kim. It was a nice break in an otherwise super busy day!
Also my Apple watch arrived! Last week I received money from my parents for my birthday and in March I received my bonus from work, so it seemed like the perfect time to treat myself and buy the watch. I’ve wanted one for a few years and finally decided to get one.
Saturday, April 11
6.2 mile run.
This was my first run with the Apple watch and I loved it! It was so easy to use which is exactly what I need because I’m not the most tech savvy person, lol. The run felt great but it’s still uncomfortable running with the Buff, but it’s necessary because I actually saw quite a few people out while on my run. I think I’ll try to leave the house earlier next weekend for my run.
Luckily they haven’t closed the parks in my city (just the playgrounds), so I can still run there. I was happy to see these signs.
Sunday, April 12
3.1 mile run + Peloton strength training – total body (30 minutes).
Woke up this morning and felt the need to do a recovery run (which never happens!) and it went pretty well! Followed that up with a 30 minute total body strength training workout.
Total Weekly Mileage: 15.3 miles
Summary: 4 runs*, 4 cycle class, 2 Strength workouts and 2 OTF at home workouts.
*I include running from my OTF workouts and stand alone runs as well.
Grade This Week – A
It was a pretty good week for my workouts. I’m continuing with my 30 burpees per day challenge, which has been tiring, lol. I didn’t do as many OTF at home workouts, but I did do a few Peloton strength workouts. It’s good for me to mix things up, especially since in Connecticut our stay at home order has been extended from April 30 to May 20. I want to continue to mix things up to keep my workouts interesting. This week I’m thinking of getting in a jump rope workout for a great dose of cardio (thanks for the idea Kim and Deborah)!
Saturday’s virtual 10k was for the #NoKidHungryRun. 100% of proceeds go to No Kid Hungry. With school cancelled, over 417 million meals have been missed due to closures. They are using the donations in multiple ways to help feed kids during the coronavirus crisis. Over $1,000 has been raised so far. If you would like to participate, click here for more information. You can run anytime until April 19th. The 5K is $5 and the 10K is $10.
One thing that warmed my heart this week happened at the supermarket. During my first supermarket trip that day I was speaking to the cashier and asking her how everything was going, if she would be doing video calls with family for Easter, etc. It was a short conversation, maybe 2-3 minutes, but at the end of my transaction she said “You know what, I’m going to give you my employee discount”. Before I could even say anything, she did, and saved me $40 bucks. I was speechless and thanked her numerous times. Not sure why she did that, but I totally appreciated it! It was a nice contrast to the night before when I logged into my AMEX account to see that someone had used my card and made a fraudulent purchase at a pizza restaurant in Albany, NY. It really takes a crappy person to steal credit card information during a pandemic but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
…and because I always like to end my posts with a little humor..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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