Happy Sunday. The beginning of March means the beginning of my bad allergy season. I lost count of how many sneezing fits I had this week. That, mixed in with a lot of nasal congestion, feeling itchy and watery eyes made for a not-so-fun week. It was also super windy this week so I’m not sure if that added to all the crazy allergy symptoms. Luckily my symptoms died down as the week went on.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, March 1
Peloton Turkey Burn Bootcamp 11/28/19 – Andy (45 minutes)
Peloton Bad Boy Entertainment Ride 2/27/21 – Alex & Tunde (45 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 11/19/20 – Jess (5 minutes)
#nevermissamonday and happy first day of March! Kicked off the week with a little bit of everything. The Turkey Burn bootcamp was actually a lot of fun. We had fun “turkey” themed moves on the floor and Andy spoke a lot about showing gratitude during the treadmill sections. I knew the ride would be great and it did not disappoint. I’m declaring this month to be Core with Jess. Not an official Peloton program, but I’m going to work my way through all of Jess Sims’ core classes, ranging from 5-30 minutes. It should be fun!
Tuesday, March 2
Peloton BHM Celebration Ride 2/6/21 – Hannah F (30 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 4/8/19 – Jess (10 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Bodyweight Strength 12/21/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Pride Yoga Flow 6/17/19 – Kristin (30 minutes)
I took advantage of having a late afternoon OTF class and got in a quick ride and core class during my lunch break. The OTF class had a little bit of everything and my chart finally looked like a pyramid (that’s ultimately what you should strive for during every class). The yoga class felt great, especially for my lower back.
Wednesday, March 3
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (45 minutes)
Peloton All-Star Warm Up Ride 5/30/20 – Alex (5 minutes)
Peloton All-Star Ride 5/30/20 – Alex (30 minutes)
Peloton All-Star Cool Down Ride 5/30/20 – Alex (5 minutes)
Peloton Y2K Fun Walk 6/5/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 7/3/19 – Jess (15 minutes)
Started off the day with an OTF class and had no idea I would spend so much time on the rower – it was a little brutal. I did Robin’s All-Star ride last year but never did Alex’s so I decided to do it because I heard it was really good, and it was! The weather was decent (a little windy) but not too cold so I was able to get out for a quick lunchtime walk – I really miss these walks and look forward to doing them more often as the weather gets better.
It was also my mom’s 200th OTF class!
Thursday, March 4
Peloton Hip Hop Fun Run 5/5/19 – Rebecca (30 minutes)
Peloton Hip Hop Ride 5/5/19 – Robin (30 minutes)
Peloton Post-Ride Stretch 1/11/21 – Jess (5 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 5/23/19 – Jess (10 minutes)
Peloton Megan thee Stallion Ride 3/4/21 – Kendall (30 minutes)
I was glad I was able to get most of these workouts done before work because it was a very hectic day. I actually had to do a short meditation class mid-day and step away from my laptop before I replied back to someone with a not so nice email. The person really pissed me off which is hard to do. I usually don’t workout twice in one day, but I wanted to do the Megan the Stallion ride live at 7:30pm. It was a wise choice as it was fun and a great way to blow off steam after a long workday.
Friday, March 5
Peloton Core Strength 7/19/19 – Jess (15 minutes)
Peloton Pop Fun Run 5/4/19 – Robin (30 minutes)
Peloton Pop Ride 5/3/19 – Ally (30 minutes)
Peloton Pride Yoga Flow 6/25/19 – Denis (30 minutes)
I woke up at my normal time and had no desire to workout. I didn’t go back to sleep, instead I grabbed an early breakfast and watched the news before logging on for work. Again, another crazy day at work (I’m so over this week if you couldn’t tell). Granted I had to move my workout to later on in the afternoon but it was fine.
Saturday, March 6
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Strength 12/22/20 – Robin (20 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Run 1/25/21 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 3/19/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
I absolutely loved the workout template for the OTF class! It was a 3G class so we spent equal time on the treadmill, rower and floor. The treadmill had increasing and decreasing inclines, but they were manageable. The rowing block focused on steady paces with a few faster paces mixed in. On the floor we had lower reps with higher weights. I also got to take class with a coach I haven’t seen in a while so that was great too.
Sunday, March 7
Peloton 80s Fun Run 5/3/19 – Selena (30 minutes)
Peloton 80s Ride 5/5/19 – Denis (30 minutes)
Peloton Megan thee Stallion Core 3/5/21 – Emma (10 minutes)
Peloton Turkey Burn Yoga Flow 11/28/19 – Ross (30 minutes)
I’m a fan of 80s music but don’t listen to it as much as I should so these classes were fun! Both Selena and Denis had great playlists. The core class was pretty hard but I expect nothing less from Emma, lol. I’ll do a yoga class later on today.
Total Weekly Mileage: 14.8 miles
Summary: 7 runs*, 1 bootcamp, 7 cycle, 3 yoga and 11 OTF/strength classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 226/228
Grade This Week – A
My favorite Peloton instructor, Jess, is taking some time off so no #Saturday60 bootcamp this week but that’s totally fine as there are tons of other classes available to take. This year I’m trying to take all of the classes that are linked to badges and I’m also doing #YearofJess which is basically trying to take all of Jess Sims classes. Right now I’m working my way through the 2019 classes with badges. I don’t think I’ll be able to complete either one this year but I know it will keep my occupied all year!
Earlier in the week, the governor of Connecticut announced that some restrictions for businesses would be eased as of March 19. This includes eliminating capacity requirements for businesses such as restaurants, gyms, malls, churches, museums, etc. But he also said that the mask mandate and social distancing would still be required. Anyone else confused by this? Just trying to figure out how you enforce social distancing at a restaurant or gym with no capacity restrictions. I think he’s basically banking on everyone getting the vaccine…but even with that thinking, lifting restrictions in 2 weeks makes NO sense considering most of the state has not received vaccines. It would have made more sense to do this in a few months. I’m a little concerned that my OTF studio will allow more people in classes after March 19th. They haven’t said anything yet so hopefully they won’t change anything, but if they do, I won’t really feel comfortable and will probably freeze my membership. Even though masks are still required, it kind of defeats the purpose if you have 30 people packed into a class.
…and now for this week’s memes 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂