Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. August is off to a good start for me – I hope it is for you as well!
Here’s how my workouts went this week.
Monday, August 2
Women of Rock Ride 3/11/20 – Jenn (30 minutes)
Arms Toning 2/26/21 – Cliff (10 minutes)
Core Strength 11/20/20 – Matty (10 minutes)
Intervals Run 12/3/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
Antelope Island State Park Scenic Class (10 minutes)
WHM: Women of Pop Yoga Flow 3/12/21 – Aditi (30 minutes)
Happy Monday! I did a little bit of everything for this workout. I like to mix in an arms toning class at least once a week. It’s low impact but not easy. I also enjoyed the intervals run as it was a nice way to ease into the week. Today also marked the start of Matty’s Summer Crunch. I’ll be doing one of Matty’s 10 min core classes every weekday this month. He kicked off the challenge with a strong class – my abs were feeling the burn for most of the class!
Tuesday, August 3
Core Strength 3/5/21 – Matty (10 minutes)
Pre-Run Warm Up 7/22/21 – Matt (5 minutes)
90s Fun Run 7/31/19 – Jess (45 minutes)
WHM Celebration Ride 3/9/20 – Kendall (45 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 1/16/20 – Sam (5 minutes)
Arms & Light Weights 3/21/21 – Cliff (10 minutes)
Chris Cornell Yoga 8/3/21 – Kirra (30 minutes)
This run actually felt great! I find that Matt has the best pre-run warm up classes which usually get me pumped for my run. I threw in a few run/walk intervals in the middle of the run which helped me to conserve energy to finish strong.
Wednesday, August 4
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Core Strength 1/23/20 – Matty (10 minutes)
Hip Hop Fun Run 7/2/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
WHM Celebration Ride 3/4/20 – Matt (30 minutes)
Arms & Light Weights 3/5/21 – Cliff (10 minutes)
I feel like every day I go to OTF it’s a strength workout day, lol. Oh well, at least it’s making me stronger! Loved the 20 min hip hop fun run because of the great playlist. The core class was a little weird for me because some of the moves were hurting my back. There were two core moves that I had never done before and those were the ones that aggravated my back. I just modified the moves and it worked out okay.
Thursday, August 5
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (45 minutes)
Core Strength 5/6/21 – Matty (10 minutes)
Intervals Run 5/22/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
2000’s Bike Bootcamp 8/5/21 – Jess (45 minutes)
WHM Celebration Yoga Flow 3/16/21 – Anna (30 minutes)
Finally got a power day workout at OTF! Unfortunately for me it included a bunch of all outs on the treadmill AND multiple variations of burpees – yikes. Also, I don’t know what I was thinking doing an OTF class the same day as a Jess Sims bike bootcamp, lol. Since it was her birthday, it was only right to celebrate her special day with a live bike bootcamp. It was hard, as expected, and it took me a few extra minutes of stretching/recovery before I was ready to leave my mat. I decided to do a yoga class to help calm my body down a bit and get in a good stretch.
Friday, August 6
Core Strength 2/8/21 – Matty (10 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (60 minutes)
Flash 15 8/6/21 – Jess (15 minutes)
Women of Pop Ride 3/8/20 – Hannah C (30 minutes)
I had a great OTF class but those 60 minute classes vs 45 minute classes definitely feel very different even though it’s only a 15 minute difference. It’s been Spirit Week all week at the studio and the theme for the day was Twins, so my mom and I were “twinning”.
I also celebrated my 400th strength class with Jess for the Flash 15 class. As always, I’m convinced she tried to kill us in that short amount of time. On the plus side, there were no burpees.
Saturday, August 7
WHM Celebration Ride 3/9/20 – Olivia (30 minutes)
Core Strength 6/2/21 – Jess (20 minutes)
Caribbean Bootcamp 8/7/21 – Jess (60 minutes)
Post-Run Stretch 6/24/21 – Matt (5 minutes)
Fit Family Cardio Brain Break 12/14/20 – Jess (5 minutes)
Fit Family Cardio Brain Break 12/28/20 – Jess (5 minutes)
The bootcamp was actually fun! The running and strength portions weren’t “fun” but the music made it bearable, lol. I really love all of Matt’s pre-run and post-run stretches because they are short but very efficient.
Sunday, August 8
Dolomites Scenic Class (10 minutes)
BHM: Rock Ride 2/19/21 – Olivia (20 minutes)
Chris Cornell Ride 8/4/21 – Christine (45 minutes)
Chris Cornell Core Strength 8/2/21 – Emma (20 minutes)
WHM Celebration Yoga Flow 3/28/21 – Kristin (30 minutes)
I wanted a more low-key day for workouts (no running, no lunges/jumps, no weights, etc) and this was the perfect stack for that. The core class was an ab burner since there were basically no breaks.
Total Weekly Mileage: 16.6 miles
Summary: 7 runs*, 7 cycle, 2 bootcamps, 4 yoga and 16 OTF/strength/HIIT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 374/377
On Thursday I saw that the Seawheeze Virtual 10K & Half Marathon was only $5.00 and that all the profits were being split between three organizations – Back on My Feet, Black Men Run, and Girls on the Run. Even though I wasn’t planning on running another 10K next month, I couldn’t pass up registering for this race since all the money is going to charity. If you’re interested, you can register here and run the 10k or half marathon anytime between September 18-26.
I also want to take a moment to give a huge shoutout to Allyson Felix! I haven’t watched much of the Summer Olympics, but I was beyond thrilled that she obtained her 10th Olympic medal in epic fashion. I also love that this is a big FU to Nike for the shameful way they treated her while she was pregnant.
…and now for this week’s memes
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂