Happy Sunday. This week was somewhat uneventful, thank goodness! I’m also looking forward to a 3-day weekend as well.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, January 11
Peloton Miley Cyrus Run 1/7/21 – Rebecca (20 minutes)
Peloton Miley Cyrus Ride 1/9/21 – Jess K. (30 minutes)
Peloton Miley Cyrus Core Strength 1/7/21 – Matty (20 minutes)
Peloton Power Walk 11/20/20 – Matty (20 minutes)
I really wanted to love these classes but I just couldn’t get into them. I think I was expecting the music to be centered on more of her Pop songs but they weren’t. The songs for the run weren’t upbeat at all (they were kind of slower tempo/depressing) which made the run drag on and on. The ride and the strength classes were just okay. Absolutely nothing against any of the instructors but I did have high expectations for these Artist Series classes. The day was dragging on and on, and I had some free time during lunch so I decided to do a 20 minute power walk to re-energize myself!
Tuesday, January 12
Peloton Full Body Warm Up 10/14/20 – Irene (5 minutes)
Peloton Power Walk 11/17/20 – Chase (20 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 12/22/20 – Erik (5 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Ride 12/28/20 – Tunde (20 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – Endurance (45 minutes)
The endurance workouts at OTF are always the hardest in my opinion, especially with the masks. Luckily the floor block of the workout wasn’t bad but the treadmill block was brutal. My friend just purchased a treadmill and she has the Peloton app, but was struggling to find motivation to workout. I suggested that we meet virtually a few times a week to do a short power walk and she agreed, so I’ll be doing more power walks during the week. I love it because it’s a great way to get in extra steps and it’s helping my friend meet her fitness goals, so it’s a win-win!
Wednesday, January 13
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 12/15/20 – Irene (5 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 11/17/20 – Irene (5 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Ride 12/23/20 – Tunde (20 minutes)
I was on the #strugglebus for my entire OTF workout. I couldn’t get it together on the treadmill and had to slow down my pace as I was tired and my legs felt like bricks. My arms were sore which made the floor block difficult as well. It was a well designed workout but it just wasn’t my day. Later on in the afternoon I did a 20 minute ride to help flush out my legs which went well, but I’ve also noticed some soreness in my knee since Sunday so I’m going to try running less miles this week.
Thursday, January 14
Peloton Intervals & Arms Ride 12/13/20 – Kendall (45 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Full Body Strength 1/8/21 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton 90s Walk 10/21/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
I haven’t done an interval & arms ride in a while so that class was fun and the playlist was amazing. I’m also loving all of the Year of Yes classes as they all have great nuggets of information. I had already completed the 90s Walk but my friend wanted to do it and I never pass down a chance to workout with Jess 🙂 The walk didn’t aggravate my knee so I know i made the right call to lay off running for the day.
Friday, January 15
Peloton HRZ Bootcamp: Core 5/2/19 – Jess (45 minutes)
Peloton Flash 15 1/8/21 – Jess (15 minutes)
This was my first time taking a heart rate zone bootcamp and I really liked it! It made me slow down my pace so that I could stay in the proper hart rate zone to ensure that I wasn’t overdoing it. My knee felt a little bit better so running slowly, and not on a incline, felt fine. The Flat 15 class was another total sweat fest – no surprise there. lol.
Saturday, January 16
Orangetheory Fitness – Endurance (45 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Ride 12/14/20 – Robin (20 minutes)
Peloton Bodyweight Strength 11/26/18 – Jess (10 minutes)
Have I mention how much I dislike endurance days? Especially with masks? It’s just a lot, and I got an awful side stitch right at the beginning of the block so I was miserable the whole time. The floor block had some crazy TRX moves too – definitely not my most enjoyable class!
It was also my mom’s birthday!! 🙂
Sunday, January 17
Peloton Hop Hop Bootcamp 1/16/21 – Jess (60 minutes)
Peloton Bodyweight Strength 4/30/19 – Jess (10 minutes)
Another great #Saturday60 on a Sunday. Everyone knows how much I love this weekly class!
Total Weekly Mileage: 11 miles
Summary: 6 runs*, 2 bootcamps, 5 cycle and 11 OTF/strength classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 206/211
Grade This Week – A
Peloton released a great new feature this week – the ability to stack classes. I tried it out for my Friday workout and it was good, although it didn’t work exactly as expected! I thought that once I selected ‘play” that the classes would just automatically keep playing. You still have to hit ‘continue stack’ after each class, but it’s much faster than how I used to stack classes so I still consider it a great new feature. I normally do a few shorter classes vs one long class (with the exception being the 60 minute bootcamps) so this just makes it easier to move between the classes.
I also hit 1,000 minutes in The Annual 2021 Peloton Challenge. The ultimate goal is to hit 15,000 minutes by the end of the year so I’m off to a good start!
My mom and I visited a Peloton showroom on Friday because we’re thinking of selling our current treadmill and getting a Peloton treadmill. We tested it out and absolutely loved it! The slats on the belt make it different from normal treadmills so the run felt easier on my joints. Once we figure out how to sell the current treadmill, we’ll probably put in the order for the treadmill. I know we can probably sell our current treadmill on Facebook Marketplace, but I just hate the idea of people we don’t know coming to our house. i might see if there are any fitness equipment resellers nearby that might be able to purchase it from us.
I’m starting the OTF 2021 Transformation Challenge on Monday. To be completely transparent, I’m only doing it this year because it was free. Last year the studio got closed due to Covid so we never finished the challenge. Because I did it last year, my entry this year was free. We’re doing a Mario Brothers theme this year and the four teams are Princess Peach (my team), Yoshi, Mario and Bowser (my mom’s team). It should be fun and I am curious on how they will change up the challenge this year vs last year.
…and now for this week’s memes 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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