Happy Sunday 🙂 How were your first few days of 2020? Mine were pretty good. Everyone was back to work on Thursday and Friday, so the last part of my week was super busy but I still can’t complain. I hope that the year is off to a good start for you.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, December 30
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (60 minutes)
I love a good ESP (endurance, strength and power) workout! We had a lot of switching during this workout (rower to floor, floor to treadmill) but it did run smoothly. We have 4 “runs for distance” on the treadmill but I got a horrible side stitch during the 3rd run for distance so I had to slow down – that sucked!
I also shared my 2019 race medal haul on IG for the last #MedalMonday of 2019. It was a good year!
Tuesday, December 31
Orangetheory Fitness (90 minutes)
Happy New Year’s Eve! What better way to close the year (and decade) than with a 90 minute OTF class at 6am? This 90 minute class didn’t feel as hard as the 90 minute class I took on Christmas Eve so maybe I’m getting stronger? We had 3 28 minute blocks on the treadmill, rower and floor. I am also happy to report that my ‘head bopper’ I purchased from Party City stayed on for the entire class!
I also pulled my 2019 stats for OTF. Not too bad for just 6 months but I’m looking to at least double these numbers in 2020!
Wednesday, January 1
OrangeTheory Fitness – Endurance (60 minutes) + core workout (5 minutes)
Happy New Year! You just know I had to kick off the year with OTF, right?! I’ll admit that my body definitely was not well recovered from the 90 minute class the day before, or the class son Monday. Therefore my legs were pretty trashed and I couldn’t go as fast as I wanted on the treadmill, but I still got in a great workout, and my mom got an All Out PR on the treadmill!
I also started my monthly core challenge. I’ll be doing a core workout daily in January.
Thursday, January 2
My body was feeling pretty beat up from the OTF class the previous day, so I decided to take a rest day. Also when I looked back at my workout log, I saw that my last rest day was December 19 – I would say I was due for a rest day, lol.
Friday, January 3
Peloton Cycle (60 minutes) + core workout (5 minutes).
Originally I was planning on doing a cycle/run workout by my right hip was bothering me so I decided to do another class on the bike.
Saturday, January 4
3 mile run + core workout (5 minutes).
I originally planned on doing a 6 mile run but about 2 miles into my run I experience a weird feeling in the arch of my right foot. I decided to cut my run short at 3 miles. I did a 1 mile walk after and it felt fine, so I’m hoping that it was a fluke. When I got home, I was going to take a Peloton cycle class but they were having technical issues so I couldn’t access any classes. It definitely wasn’t the best workout day, lol
Sunday, January 5
OrangeTheory Fitness – Endurance (60 minutes) + core workout (5 minutes).
It felt good to start off my day with OTF, especially an endurance class. My foot felt totally fine on the treadmill during class so I think that was just some weird fluke yesterday – thank goodness.
Total Weekly Mileage: 10.7 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 3 cycle classes and 4 OTF workouts
Grade This Week – A+
Overall, not a bad week at all. One thing that did irritate me this week was blog scraping. Basically two asshole websites have copied many of my blog posts on their websites. They don’t link back to me to give me credit at all. Yes, I know that this isn’t a big deal when compared to many other larger issues going on in the world, but it just REALLY annoys me that anyone would think that this is okay! I’ve taken the necessary steps to have the content removed but I doubt anything will get done.
One fun thing that did happen this week was becoming part of the inaugural Pro Alumni program (hooray for the class of 2020)! I’ve been a Pro Compression ambassador for many years and I have no graduated to their new alumni program. Looking forward to continuing to spread the word about Pro Compression in the new year!
Also, as I mentioned in my January 2020 Goals post, I’m back on WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and it’s going really well so far. I’m almost a week into the program and it’s really helped me to get back on track. I stopped by Trader Joe’s after my OTF class today and stocked up on some items to make sure I continue this wave of success into next week.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂