Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. Can we discuss Daylight Savings Time for a minute – why are we still doing this? Granted this is normally my most productive day of the year due to the “extra hour” but it just seems silly to keep doing this twice a year, especially now that it will be dark by 5pm every night.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, October 26
Orangetheory Fitness – The Walking Dead Legs (45 minutes)
We did multiple push pace runs at a 10% incline, which really felt like an all out. Let’s just say I was glad I tackled the treadmill block first. Besides that, just more fast paced rows followed by tons and tons of jump squats and more craziness during the floor block.
Tuesday, October 27
Orangetheory Fitness – Invasion of the Dumbbell Snatches (45 minutes)
What really almost killed me during this class was the 4 minute row for distance, especially doing that after already rowing 1,000 meters and completing the treadmill block. The floor block had dumbbell snatches, squat jacks, pop jacks and froggers. My poor legs 🙁 I think this was the hardest workout all week.
Sunday, November 1
Recovery Day – Walk
I definitely needed a recovery day after 8 days in a row of OTF classes. Luckily I was able to get out for a long walk (a little over an hour) before it started raining. This is crazy to admit but I haven’t given myself an active recovery day in months – how insane is that?!? I really didn’t notice until I looked back and my workout log. The weather was great and although my body is still a little sore, I don’t feel fatigued which is great!
Total Weekly Mileage: 6.4 miles
Summary: 6 runs* and 6 OTF/strength/HITT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 156/166
Grade This Week – A
This week was all about surviving Hell Week so I didn’t really do any intense Peloton workouts (mainly walks and stretches). I can’t wait to get back to my Peloton workouts next week. It felt great to finish out the week and I treated myself with prosecco and pizza for dinner on Saturday night.
While not surprising since COVID cases are on the rise across my state and my city was deemed a ‘red zone‘ on Thursday. We have now rolled back to Phase 2 (we were in phase 3 earlier this month). Unfortunately I think Connecticut is only a few weeks from going back into shutdown just based on this information and the upcoming Halloween/Thanksgiving holidays. New York and New Jersey cases are also increasing so it’s not looking that good for the Tri-State area overall, and because there’s so much travel between the 3 states, it’s just a mess. The only good thing (if there is one) is that I feel more prepared now if we go into another lockdown. What really concerns me is that schools are now seeing huge upticks as well. My mom works at a school so I really hope they can either get that under control or go back to remote learning.
In more uplifting news, I found these cute turkey masks on Etsy so of course I had to order some for the whole family. I really must be stopped from purchasing more masks. I have way too many but these were too cute to pass up.
…and now for this week’s memes 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂