Happy Sunday, and happy last day of June! How is everyone enjoying the summer heat this week? As expected, we barely had Spring and then jumped right into Summer. I was in Nashville for most of the week and let me tell you, the heat there is NO JOKE! Honestly, there’s so way I could live there. I was sweating just walking down the street!
Although I wasn’t home for most of the week, I was still able to keep up with my workouts. Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, June 24
Spinning (45 minute Pride ride) + core work (5 minutes).
A great class and a great way to celebrate Pride month. I really love that Peloton has a very inclusive culture – that makes this #proudAlly very happy!
I also started the Peloton #CrushYourCore program. It consists of 4 weeks of classes to help strengthen your core. You do 4 classes a week and each class is 5-10 minutes.
Tuesday, June 25
5 mile run + core work (5 minutes)
Another treadmill run since it was pouring rain when I woke up. I had to get these miles in early since I was flying out to Nashville in the afternoon.
Wednesday, June 26
OrangeTheory Fitness (Strength Day – 60 minutes).
Luckily there was an OTF studio less than a mile from my hotel so I was able to pop in for a morning class before the conference sessions started. The front desk staff was so friendly and the instructor was amazing – I had such a great experience!
Thursday, June 27
4 mile run + Strength Training (10 minutes).
I was a little pressed for time but I was able to get in a good workout at the hotel gym. I’ve noticed that the Westin hotels always have really nice gyms with a good amount of equipment!
Friday, June 28
A much needed rest day! Thank goodness it was a rest day because I got home later than expected due to the crazy traffic at LaGuardia Airport. Honestly, I absolutely hate the NYC airports but they are the closest ones to me so I always end up using them – ugh!
Saturday, June 29
7 mile run + core work (10 minutes).
Holy humidity Batman! I am going to say this was my first summer run and it was just as hard as I expected. All I can say is thank goodness for the ice cold water I had in my car.
Sunday, June 30
Spinning (60 minutes) + core work (10 minutes)
I was back in the gym for spin class. I love my Peloton bike but I also enjoy taking live classes with other people as well.
Total Weekly Mileage: 18 miles
Summary: 4 runs, 2 spinning classes, 2 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – A
I ended the month with 67 miles and I’m happy with that! Marathon training starts on July 8th so I’ve just been trying to slowly build up the mileage the past few weeks so that I would have a good base before starting training.
Although I wish I was able to see more of Nashville, it was still a nice trip. I will say that I was disappointed with the food, probably because most of my meals were provided at the hotel where we had the conference. My co-worker and I did got a cool place for breakfast on Friday called Biscuit Love. I got a biscuit w/ jam and yogurt with granola and both were so yummy!
I was in conference sessions all day but they did plan some fun evening activities for us. Wednesday night we were able to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The group spent about an hour with 3 amazing songwriters and we actually wrote a song with them! After that, we had some time to tour the Hall of Fame and Museum. I’m not a huge country music fan, but it was really cool to see memorabilia from a few artists that I recognized. Here are just a few photos:
I also had a free hour one day so I headed down to Broadway. I was told this was the best place to get souvenirs so I picked up some items for my parents and sister. That area of the city also had a bunch of cool bars and restaurants. If I go back to Nashville, I will be sure to spend some more time down in that area!
I’m hoping that the #CrushYourCore program will get me into a routine when it comes to consistently working on my core. That is definitely the one body part that I don’t spend enough time on, which is a shame because it’s so important!
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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