Happy Sunday. I hope that everyone had a great week. We’ve spent most of the week in another heatwave but I think there is some relief on the horizon. Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, August 1
Intervals Run 11/21/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
Todo Ritmo Ride 5/13/22 – Camila (30 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness (60 minutes)
#nevermissamonday! I love when the start of a new month falls on a Monday 🙂 Started off the morning with an intervals run and a ride, followed by an OTF class. OTF came in HOT with this template – the workout was bananas. One of the coaches was also taking class and was at the station next to me and she gave me a great compliment after the strength block which made me feel good. It’s always nice when a coach gives out a compliment because that means you know you’re doing something right!
I also hit the 400 class milestone at OTF. I was pretty proud of this one and I’m looking forward to hitting 500 classes.
Tuesday, August 2
Pop Fun Run 1/8/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Intervals & Arms Ride 5/14/22 – Hannah F (30 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness (60 minutes)
Focus Flow: Floor Poses 11/3/21 – Kristin (10 minutes)
The pop fun run had a great playlist so the class went by so quickly. I struggled a bit during the OTF class as I think my arms were tired from Monday’s class.
Wednesday, August 3
Saturday60: EDM 7/23/22 – Jess (60 minutes)
Cool Down Walk 4/21/22 – Jon (10 minutes)
Pop Core Strength 7/7/22 – Matty (10 minutes)
Club Bangers Ride 5/14/22 – Alex (30 minutes)
I had a weird work schedule so I had to split up my workout a bit to fit everything in. I was debating on whether or not I would do the bootcamp class but I’m so glad that I did. It actually wasn’t too bad and I really enjoy the strength sections. I haven’t done on of Matty’s core classes in a while so the 10 minute class was a nice treat, even if my abs were sore immediately after the workout. You can never go wrong with a Club Bangers ride – those are always so much fun!
Thursday, August 4
Hills Run 8/22/219 – Jess (30 minutes)
Cool Down Run 1/12/22 – Marcel D (10 minutes)
Full Body Strength 11/5/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
MUNA Ride 8/3/22 – Jess K (30 minutes)
MUNA Yoga Flow 8/3/22 – Nico (20 minutes)
I hate running hills but I’m trying to reframe how I look at them because I know they will make me a stronger runner in the long run. There are quite a few Peloton hills runs that I have bookmarked so it’s time for me to start knocking those out! I usually don’t do yoga classes in the morning but I felt like it would be a nice way to stretch and get my mind right for the upcoming workday.
Friday, August 5
Intervals Run 1/29/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Cool Down Run 11/8/21 – Matt (5 minutes)
Latin Ride 5/14/22 – Camila (30 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness (60 minutes)
I love a good intervals run for when I want a quick but effective run. I’ve done a few rides with Camila the past 2 weeks and I really like her. She’s just super down to Earth. We had a lot of upper body/shoulder strength work at OTF which I’m pretty sure will result in a case of DOMS – ouch.
Saturday, August 6
Power Walk 7/26/22 – Jess (20 minutes)
Power Zone Endurance Ride 5/14/22 – Matt (60 minutes)
MUNA Yoga Flow 8/3/22 – Aditi (30 minutes)
Decided to take a day off running and do a longer ride since I donated blood in the morning…well sort of. More on my blood donation saga later on in this post.
Sunday, August 7
Today will most likely be a rest day. I’m volunteering for most of the morning and probably won’t get back home until around 2pm.
Running – 15.2
Cycle – 44.17
Strength Training – 30 minutes
Orangetheory Fitness – 180 minutes
Bootcamp – 60 minutes
Peloton Artist Series Classes – 663/665
August is Marathon Month at Orangetheory Fitness. You have three choices – half marathon, marathon or ultra marathon. You have the entire month to accumulate the miles. At the end of each class, you write down your mileage form the treadmill and give it to the front desk and they update our apps with the information. I didn’t do it last year but in 2020 I signed up for the marathon distance and fell short by a few miles. Hopefully this year I can complete the marathon distance.
Okay, so back to my blood donation saga. Well, a little back story first. I donated successfully in February. In May I attempted to donate but my veins were being difficult so I couldn’t donate. This wasn’t too long after I completed the egg freezing process so I thought that maybe my body just needed a break. In June I was able to donate, but it took longer than usual. My blood was coming out slow. They told me to make sure I drink extra water the week of my next donation. I took that to heart and really upped my water intake this past week, so I thought I would be fine. When I donated blood this time, it was still coming out slow. I guess there is a timer on the machine that takes the blood because it beeped and I still wasn’t at a full pint. I was told that they wouldn’t be able to use my blood donation because it wasn’t a pint…even though the bag was literally 85%-90% full. Honestly this kind of annoyed me because the American Red Cross is constantly advertising how there’s a blood shortage so I don’t understand why my donation wouldn’t be used. I don’t think it’s anything serious (according to Dr. Google, lol) and when I asked the nurse if there was anything I could do to prevent this she just said to drink more water and juice. I rarely drink juice and I know for a fact I was definitely hydrated enough so I’m at a loss on how to prevent it in the future. I have my annual physical with my doctor in December so I’ll tell her about the issue then. It’s just disappointing because I am not afraid of needles and I want to help, but I can’t.
…and now for this week’s memes.
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Impressive OTF stats. 400 classes!
I keep forgetting to run to a peleton workout. My membership ends soon too.
Good luck with your marathon. At least you can complete it indoors and beat the heat.
As usual that’s for memes. They always make me smile.
Thanks Darlene! Yes, that’s the great thing about Marathon Month – I’m all about the AC especially in August.
Ha, mosquito. Love it 🙂
Actually, I just had a check-up this week- my first in London, and the health advisor (what we called nurse) couldn’t get a vein, so they brought in the manager, who couldn’t, and then finally the doctor did, but he said it was flowing slowly, but I too was so hydrated…so curious what your doctor tells you!
Oh wow so you were too hydrated and it was flowing slowly? Totally the opposite of me! This is all becoming really fascinating to me, lol.
LOL on the mosquito meme — I’ll have to remember that one.
Wow on the blood donation saga. I am frustrated on your behalf. I guess for processing reasons they can’t accept less than a full pint (because they need to track them individually) but I would not want to see my precious donation being tossed in the trash.
You are so inspiring with your Peloton workouts. I rarely select a Tread class. Even selecting a normal Marcel or Jess class I psych myself for the hills I know are coming!
The mosquito meme is a good one! I told Kim I wish I could have used that in a few meetings last week, but the meetings were on Zoom so that wouldn’t have worked, lol.
It’s so frustrating right? I just hate to see blood go to waste. Maybe I should have asked them to pump it back into me lol.
Congrats on 400 OTF workouts! Go for the ultra marathon distance. You can do it!
As a medical professional, I am baffled at your blood donation saga. I’ve never heard of blood flowing too slow. Maybe it’s because you are so fit that your heart pumps more slowly, I don’t know. I’ve never worked in blood donation so there’s that but it is so odd. Not sure why drinking juice would be helpful, lol. Kudos to you for donating!
Thanks! I would probably need to go to OTF 4-5x a week to hit the ultra marathon distance, lol.
The blood donation saga continues, lol. Yeah I was very confused on how drinking juice would help? I’m all about being hydrated and drinking water, but juice doesn’t make much sense for that.
Yes, that is annoying about the blood! So they took ALMOST a pint out of you and then can’t use it? Sheesh. You’re very noble to keep trying. I think I might be like “that’s it, I’m done.”
Ha ha, love the memes- next time I’m sore from a glutes workout I’m going to use the “mega-sore-ass” one.
Nice week of workouts, and congrats on the 400th OTF class- that’s impressive!
That’s what really annoyed me. I don’t understand not using perfectly good blood, especially with the nationwide shortage, but i guess there are certain protocols that need to be followed.
The “mega sore ass” meme is hilarious and I will for sure be using that one in the future.
Ok so my husband has this issue where his blood is “too think” so they recommend he donate more frequently as a way of thinning it out. Not sure what’s up with that but that’s what he does. There have definitely been times when his donation is not successful. It’s frustrating to say the least. That’s really sad they could not use what you donated. Geez. Congrats on 400! WOW!
I’m so glad I wrote about my blood donation experience because I’m hearing so many new things now, and it’s good to know that I’m not the only that this has happened to. I’ve never heard of thick blood so I’m definitely getting an education on this subject!
Deborah Brooks says
I am interested to learn what you find out about the blood donation. How strange! Impressive OTF stats! Nice job this week on workout
Right? It’s so odd and a little frustrating. Now I also wonder if other people experience the same thing.
Since I’m not a huge fan of needles, that would be majorly annoying (not to mention the time spent there. Good for you for trying though! You have such a big heart, Kim.
Great week of workouts. Hills are not my favorite either, but yup, they really do work.
I’m really trying to embrace hills and inclines when I’m running on the treadmill. I don’t think I’ll ever love it but maybe I can hate it a little bit less, lol.
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
That is disappointing about the Red Cross just dumping your blood because it’s not a full pint. I’m also intrigued about what’s causing your blood to flow so slowly. Keep us posted!
That mosquito meme – love it!
Congrats on 400 OTF classes – that’s awesome!
How frustrating that they wouldn’t use the blood you donated just because it’s short of the full pint! I’m really curious to know what’s going on with your slow blood flow. I hope you’re able to get some answers.
Thanks Michelle! I was going to wait until my physical to ask my doctor about the “slow blood” issue but I may just give her a call and ask since my physical isn’t until December.
Kimberly Hatting says
Seriously, your stats are so impressive, #KimTwin! WTG on all the OTF workouts, as well as all the Pelo workouts. I have not been on the indoor bike in forever….Alex T is a fav instructor, and I really miss him (though his rides always leave me questioning my life decisions, LOL). Bummer on the blood donation snafu….I have terrible veins, so I would be in tears if I went through all the turmoil of trying to donate and then be told it wasn’t usable.
Alex is a beast on the bike. I always need to be in the right frame of mind to take his classes, lol.
I feel like this heat wave is forever.
I can’t donate blood (anemic), so I absolutely get your frustration.I hope you can get an answer from your doctor.
Liz Dexter says
It’d say it was because you’re super fit and have a low resting heart rate. I’m not sure what you can do about that – when I go to have a blood test I pump my arm beforehand but that doesn’t last as long (I have blood pressure tablets so I feel I have to “help” it. So I’m voting for that, too.
Yeah it seems like there are a few reason why my blood was coming out slow. It’s just so strange because when I give blood at my annual physical, they never have an issue.