Happy Sunday, and Happy Father’s Day. This year I’m beyond thankful to celebrate this day with my dad after his medical ordeal in March/April. I’ll be showering him with extra hugs today for sure.
Monday, June 14
Pride Run: Live From Home 6/15/20 – Olivia (30 minutes)
Core Strength 5/1/21 – Olivia (10 minutes)
Pride: Listening Party 6/16/20 – Emma (30 minutes)
Pride Ride 7/9/20 – Erik (30 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 10/8/18 – Matt (5 minutes)
Still continuing with a bunch of Pride classes this month. I enjoyed all the classes but I’m convinced that Olivia was trying to kill me during that core class. Unfortunately my bike malfunctioned again at the end of Erik’s ride. I had all my stats – miles, output, etc until the end of the ride and then everything went back down to 0. This is the second time it’s happened this month so I was pretty annoyed. I hate to call Peloton customer service because it’s not a hardware issue, it’s definitely a technology issue. Hopefully I can do some troubleshooting to fix it.
Tuesday, June 15
Core Strength 6/9/21 – Jess (10 minutes)
Pride Celebration Run 6/15/21 – Matt (20 minutes)
Pride Run 6/23/20 – Adrian (20 minutes)
WHM: Full Body Strength 3/26/21 – Rebecca (45 minutes)
Hips Stretch 10/29/18 – Matt (5 minutes)
Pride Celebration Power Yoga 6/15/21 – Aditi (20 minutes)
I decided to do a quick core workout before my run to help activate my core. I’ve been having some lower back pain (probably from sitting too long at my desk during the workday) so I want to focus on activating my core more before starting my runs. I decided to do a live run at 7am to celebrate my 200th run – no shoutout from Matt, but thanks to Michelle and Cari for joining me! Initially I wasn’t pleased that the class had a country music playlist, but I’ll admit that it wasn’t too awful. The playlist featured LGBTQ+ country music artists so I thought that was pretty unique.
I hate to say this, but the strength class really wasn’t good. I rarely dislike classes but this one was unstructured. The second set of exercises were more like gymnastics/contortionist moves and I didn’t see what they had to do with strength training. We didn’t do any moves with weights until the last 20 minutes of class and during that portion she took 2 minute dance breaks. I ended up pretty much doing my own thing to get in a good workout. It was just odd and I was surprised because I normally LOVE her classes! I did the yoga class later on in the day.
Wednesday, June 16
Hike 6/15/21 – Jess (20 minutes)
Pride Celebration Run 6/12/21 – Becs (20 minutes)
Pride Celebration Ride 6/14/21 – Kendall (20 minutes)
Pride Ride 6/20/20 – Kendall (30 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 3/1/19 – Matt (5 minutes)
Sam Smith Yoga Flow 6/16/21 – Aditi (30 minutes)
This was a pretty basic stack for me between the running and cycle classes. The yoga class at the end of the day was great as it provided an additional stretch for my lower body. I still modify a lot when I do yoga but I still feel the benefits from it.
Thursday, June 17
Pride Celebration Core Strength 6/15/21 – Olivia (20 minutes)
Pride Celebration Run 6/9/21 – Olivia (30 minutes)
Pride: 80s Ride 6/2/21 – Leanne (30 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 6/7/19 – Matt (5 minutes)
Premiere Full Body Strength 6/16/21 – Rad (30 minutes)
This workout was a strength sandwich with the run and cycle classes mixed in. Surprisingly Olivia’s core class didn’t hurt as much as the 10 minute class earlier in the week. Her Pride run was also really great too. Rad is one of two new Peloton strength instructors. I couldn’t do his premiere class live but still wanted to fit it in this week. I really enjoyed the class and his personality. His classes will definitely be added to my rotation.
Friday, June 18
Core Strength 3/22/21 – Irene (10 minutes)
Big Freedia Run 6/18/21 – Adrian (30 minutes)
Big Freedia Ride 6/16/21 – Jess K. (30 minutes)
Arms & Shoulders Strength 6/16/21 – Rad (10 minutes)
Pride HIIT Cardio 6/18/21 – Jess (20 minutes)
Full Body Stretch 11/20/18 – Chase (5 minutes)
The Big Freedia classes were good, especially the run. She is responsible for making the New Orleans genre of hip hop called bounce music very popular and more mainstream. It’s a really fun genre of music with great beats – I took a few dance breaks on the treadmill, lol. I took another quick strength class with Rad and loved it – especially his playlist. The HIIT cardio class was spicy! Jess introduced a new way to torture us by playing a new game called “and then”. Basically you start off with one move and then you keep adding a new move to the existing move. It was rough but it was a nice way to celebrate my 50th HIIT cardio class and I even got a shoutout from Jess.
Saturday, June 19
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (60 minutes)
Core Strength 6/15/21 – Callie (10 minutes)
Juneteenth Ride 6/18/21 – Alex (30 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 9/10/19 – Tunde (5 minutes)
Core Strength 3/22/21 – Irene (10 minutes)
First day back at OTF! My last class was April 1 so I was nervous about how it would feel, especially with a 60 minute class vs a 45 minute class, but it was fine. It’s kind of like riding a bike I guess – no matter how long it’s been, it’s not too hard to get back in the saddle. The class was hard but I still enjoyed it a lot – it felt good to be back.
Sunday, June 20
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (45 minutes)
Juneteenth Ride 6/18/21 – Ally (20 minutes)
Juneteenth Full Body Strength 6/18/21 – Adrian (30 minutes)
Another great OTF class, and it made me realize that I think I prefer the 45 minute classes because the blocks are more intense since you have to fit more into a short amount of time. I also took two more of the Peloton Juneteenth classes which I really enjoyed as well.
Total Weekly Mileage: 14.5 miles
Summary: 8 runs*, 8 cycle, 2 yoga and 13 OTF/strength/HIIT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 291/292
I mentioned this before, but I think my recent lower back pain is coming from sitting too long during the workday. This week I tried to get up from my desk more, even if it was just to walk around my room or up and down the stairs. I also sprinkled in some 5 minute HIIT cardio classes randomly during the day which not only gets me moving, but also provides a nice burst of energy as well.
…and now for this week’s memes
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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