Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. It was another hot and humid week here, mixed in with a crazy storm. I think we hit “real feel’ temperature of 95 or more almost every day. Needless to say, I’m over it.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, July 20
Peloton Grateful Dead Run 7/9/20 – Andy (30 minutes)
Peloton Grateful Dead Ride 7/8/20 – Jenn (45 minutes)
Oof..these classes were painful! Of course I’ve heard of the group, but I don’t know any Grateful Dead songs. Still, I was willing to give it a try! I found the songs to be very melancholy and not good at all for a run or a ride. It was pretty boring but I got through both classes.
Tuesday, July 21
Peloton Caribbean Bootcamp 7/11/20 – Jess (60 minutes)
Peloton Pop Ride 7/9/20 – Cody (20 minutes)
Peloton JLO Yoga Flow 10/14/19 – Aditi (30 minutes)
Absolutely loved both of these classes! The music for the bootcamp class was SO good and Cody’s rides always make me laugh and put me in a good mood. It was Tie Dye day at my OTF studio and eventhough I wasn’t there for class, I still got in the spirit at home 🙂
I spent my lunch break getting a COVID-19 test and that was not fun – more on that later on in the post. I had a pretty long day so I decided to destress and do a yoga class later on in the evening.
Wednesday, July 22
Peloton Walk + Run 7/22/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Lil Wayne HIIT Cardio 7/22/20 – Rebecca (20 minutes)
Peloton Lil Wayne Ride 7/22/20 – Alex (45 minutes)
I’m usually an early morning workout person but I pushed my workouts to the evening since I knew I would be hoping on my bike at 7:30pm to take the Lil Wayne ride live. I did a nice walk+run class to warm up my body, followed by a HIIT cardio class. The ride was hard and I enjoyed it, but I was surprised that it didn’t have some of the more popular Lil Wayne songs. To my surprise, I earned a new PR on this ride, which is amazing since I haven’t hit a PR on a 45 minute class in almost a year!
Thursday, July 23
Peloton Lil Wayne Full Body Strength 7/23/20 – Jess (30 minutes)
Peloton Lil Wayne Run 7/23/20 – Robin (30 minutes)
Peloton Lil Wayne Bootcamp 7/22/20 – Chase (30 minutes)
I was so excited for these classes all day and they did not disappoint. All of the playlists were SO good – it made me forget that I was getting my butt kicked. The full body strength class was worthy of the #deathbyjess hashtag – she literally threw a little of everything into that class.
Friday, July 24
Peloton 90s Walk 6/30/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Pride Ride 6/27/20 – Cody (30 minutes)
Peloton Whitney Houston Full Body Strength 7/1/20 – Jess (30 minutes)
After this workout I realized I should take more of the walking classes. They are an excellent warmup for a run or cycle class. The Pride was so great and Cody made me work and laugh all at the same time and I definitely felt the burn during the full body strength class.
Saturday, July 25
Peloton Latin Fun Run 11/7/19 – Jess (45 minutes)
Peloton Madonna Outdoor Run 6/28/19 – Matty (30 minutes)
I participated in the Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7 race with a few other bloggers. I haven’t run outside in about 2 weeks so it probably wasn’t the best idea to knock out 7 miles. The run was hard and I was drenched with sweat after 10 minutes. I definitely wanted to stop around mile 5 but knowing that everyone else was out running gave me incentive to finish. I didn’t want to listen to my playlist so I decided to use two Outdoor Peloton runs to get me through the 7 miles.
Sunday, July 26
Madonna Run 6/30/19 – Rebecca (30 minutes)
Madonna Ride 6/28/19 – Robin (30 minutes)
Orangetheory at Home Pulsing Challenge
Orangetheory at Home 500 Rep Challenge
Peloton P!nk Yoga Flow 11/4/19 – Ross (30 minutes)
The Madonna themed run and cycle class were good. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of her music but I know enough songs that I was able to sing along during the classes. I did two Orangetheory challenges to get in a little bit of strength work. The 500 rep challenge was harder than I expected – probably because my legs are pretty beat.
Total Weekly Mileage: 20.5 miles
Summary: 7 runs*, 5 cycle, 2 bootcamp, 3 strength and 2 yoga classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 89/105
Grade This Week – A
I started the Peloton ‘Power of Sleep’ program. So far it’s okay – some meditations work and put me to sleep fast while others don’t. It’s a 2-week program that focuses on 5-10 minute daily sleep meditations to allow for deeper and longer sleep. One of the goals for the OTF BackAtItChallenge is to change sleeping patterns for a week, so this is the perfect opportunity to try out this program. I’m REALLY hoping that it works because I can’t continue with my awful sleep patterns – I have to break the cycle somehow.
Week 2 of Pelothon is complete! This week’s challenge was to take 2 live classes during the week. Both of the live classes I wanted to take – Lil Wayne Ride on Wednesday and Lil Wayne Full Body Strength on Thursday – were in the evening so that’s why I had two late workout days this week.
You may have noticed no OTF classes this week. I was notified on Monday that I may have been in close contact with someone within in the last 2 weeks that tested positive for Covid-19. Although I don’t have any symptoms, I immediately scheduled myself for a COVID-19 test the next day. The test wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t uncomfortable. I would rather give blood than do that test again. Thankfully the test came back negative. Anyways, I called my OTF studio on Monday to freeze my account for 2 weeks just in case I would have to self quarantine as I wasn’t sure how long it would take to get test results. Technically I could go back next week because I am negative, but I’ll just keep the hold on my account and go back the week of August 3rd.
…and now for this week’s meme collection..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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