Happy Sunday! Am I the only one that thinks it doesn’t feel like a long weekend? I have to keep reminding myself that tomorrow is Labor Day.
Monday, August 30
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (45 minutes)
Hills Run 4/9/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
HIIT Ride 3/4/20 – Sam (30 minutes)
Core Strength 8/10/20 – Matty (10 minutes)
My arms felt like jelly at the end of the OTF class and were pretty much useless the rest of the day, lol. I love Matty but I’m glad that the Summer Crunch challenge is coming to an end this week – I need a little more variety when it comes to the strength instructors, especially when it comes to core workouts.
Tuesday, August 31
Orangetheory Fitness – Endurance (45 minutes)
Core Strength 2/28/20 – Matty (10 minutes)
Classic Rock Ride: Live From Home 5/3/20 – Ben (30 minutes)
Fastest Mile 7/23/19 – Jess (20 minutes)
Flow & Let Go: Live From Home 5/3/20 – Aditi (45 minutes)
We had a Covid-safe (not using the same equipment as your partner) partner workout at OTF which was pretty fun. I know many members don’t care for partner workouts but my partner is always my mom so it’s not awkward or anything. I liked the Fastest Mile workout because it had a very long warm-up, which my legs appreciated! I can’t put into words how good the Flow & Let Go class felt since I was so sore and tight.
Wednesday, September 1
Core Strength 5/20/21 – Matty (10 minutes)
Chest & Back Strength 8/15/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
Pre Run Warm Up 8/30/21 – Kirsten (5 minutes)
Premiere Run 8/30/21 – Kirsten (20 minutes)
Premiere Run 8/31/21 – Daniel (20 minutes)
Premiere Run 9/1/21 – Marcel (20 minutes)
Post Run Stretch 8/30/21 – Kirsten (5 minutes)
And just like that, we’re in a new month. I feel like August went by so fast. I absolutely loves this stack of workouts. I slept in on Wednesday since I knew I would be working out in the evening as I wanted to take Marcel’s class at 7:30pm. Peloton hired 3 new treadmill coaches last week and they all had their premiere runs this week. I really like all of them – they are all different but I vibe with each one. I’m happy that they have joined the Peloton team.
Thursday, September 2
Core Strength 7/18/21 – Matty (10 minutes)
Verzuz Ride 9/1/21 – Kendall (30 minutes)
Arms & Light Weights 7/23/21 – Cliff (10 minutes)
Verzuz Run 8/31/21 – Chase (30 minutes)
Glues & Legs Strength 10/22/19 – Jess (10 minutes)
Post Run Stretch 8/31/21 – Daniel (5 minutes)
Power Yoga 4/30/21 – Kristen (30 minutes)
The Verzuz classes were SO good! The Verzuz classes always featured songs from two artists and these classes focused on E-40 vs Too $hort. The playlists were awesome and it was just what I needed to start off my day since I had nothing but meetings all day for work. I think many people were planning to take off on Friday due to the long weekend so my Thursday was full of nothing but calls and meetings. The only plus side was that my work calendar was totally free on Friday, and that NEVER happens.
Friday, September 3
Orangetheory Fitness – DriTri Prep Workout (60 minutes)
Core Strength 10/16/20 – Matty (10 minutes)
BHM: Power Endurance Ride 2/6/21 – Matt (30 minutes)
Arms & Shoulders Strength 9/30/19 – Jess (10 minutes)
The workout for OTF was the DriTri prep class and it was a doozy! It was just a non-stop sweatfest. It’s always hard, but it gives a good representation of what you will feel like during the actual DriTri. Of course I signed up for the DriTri after class because I must enjoy pushing myself to the limit every 6 months, lol.
Matt’s BHM ride was SO good! I often forget that he’s from Georgia and knows a lot of Hip Hop music. The arms & shoulders class was a nice 10 minute burner – my arms were on fire!
I also got a high five from Matty when I was doing the last core class for his Summer challenge. It was my first time getting a high five from an instructor.
Saturday, September 4
Spotify We Everywhere Ride 2/15/21 – Hannah F (30 minutes)
Bootcamp Warm Up 8/31/21 – Daniel (5 minutes)
Run + Core Bootcamp 5/13/19 – Jess (45 minutes)
90s Bootcamp 6/13/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
Post-Run Stretch 9/1/21 – Marcel (5 minutes)
I’ve been meaning to take the Spotify ride for a while and it did not disappoint. I just love Hannah’s energy! There was no live #Saturday60 this week so I decided to tackle two bootcamps that I haven’t done yet. It’s always interesting to take older classes, especially bootcamp, because the format is different (longer bursts of running).
Sunday, September 5
Monterey Peninsula Scenic Run (20 minutes)
HIIT Cardio: Live From Home 5/5/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Tabata Ride 3/3/20 – Leanne (45 minutes)
Pop Ride 5/1/20 – Erik (20 minutes)
Post-Ride Stretch 3/5/21 – Cliff (10 minutes)
Focus Flow: Core 5/2/21 – Kristen (30 minutes)
My knee felt a little sore after yesterday’s classes, so I opted to do a power walk instead of a run for the scenic class. As always, Leanne provided a bunch of positive energy for her ride, which was much appreciated! I’ll take the yoga class later on this afternoon to get in a good stretch.
Total Weekly Mileage: 17.3 miles
Summary: 9 runs*, 7 cycle, 2 bootcamps, 3 yoga and 13 OTF/strength/HIIT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 388/391
This week was all about the insane weather. On Wednesday we received the “leftovers” from Hurricane Ida which resulted in 7 inches of rain in my city in only 6 hours.
Between the rain and wind, it was pretty bad. Luckily we didn’t have any flooding or house damage but I know many people that were not so lucky – either their basements flooded or the streets near their homes were flooded so they couldn’t leave their homes the next day. Around 10:45pm we got another tornado warning on our phones and we hurried down to the basement and stayed their for about 30 minutes until the warning passed.
The past 2 weeks have been crazy in terms of weather. Sure, we usually get bad snowstorms and blizzards in Connecticut, which we are equipped to deal with, but hurricanes and tornados? Nope, not our level of expertise! Hopefully this is it for a while with the extreme weather.
…and now for this week’s memes
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂