Happy Sunday! Well – we survived another week. For that, let’s give ourselves a pat on the back 🙂 Things are still hectic now and they will be for at least the next few weeks, but I hope that we can all adjust to our new normal at some point.
Another week working from home and another week of at home workouts. I struggled a bit toward the end of the work week but I think that’s to be expected. I’m sure there will be ups and downs as we all navigate our new lifestyle but I have no doubt that we will get through this.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, March 23
3 mile run + 20 minute strength training + afternoon walk.
I ran intervals on the treadmill to make the run go by quicker and decided to add an upper body strength workout. I do feel like I’ve lost some of my strength since not attending OTF studio workouts so I’m hoping to build that back up.
Tuesday, March 24
3 mile run + OTF at Home workout + 2.5 mile walk.
This workout was similar to Monday’s workout.
Wednesday, March 25
2.5 mile walk.
My knee had been bothering me most of the week so I decided to skip a high intensity workout and opt for a nice walk around my neighborhood.
Thursday, March 26
2 mile run + OTF at Home workout + 30 minute afternoon walk.
When I woke up I really didn’t feel like doing another at home workout but decided to stop complaining and get my butt in gear. I added a run to the at home workout so that I could get my heart rate up and get my splat points. The at home workout was pretty good because there was a good split between the arm and leg exercises. My knee was still bothering me so I modified some of the movements.
Friday, March 27
2 mile run + OTF at Home workout.
One of my favorite OTF coaches did the at home workout live in Instagram so I followed along. The workouts are definitely more fun this way!
Saturday, March 28
6 mile run.
The weather was very ‘blah’ – a little cold and total overcast, but I was able to get my run done before it started raining. I did a 4 mile run and then finished with 2 miles of intervals. This was actually the longest I’ve run in a while and it felt pretty good. I ended up using KT Tape on my knee and it felt much better during the run.
Sunday, March 29
Peloton Cycle (30 minutes) + OTF at Home Workout
I was very productive this morning and cleaned/organized both of my closets. I still wanted to get in a workout and opted for hip hop cycle class and then I did today’s OTF at home workout which was all about core work.
Total Weekly Mileage: 16 miles
Summary: 5 runs*, 1 cycle class, 4 OTF at home workouts.
*I include running from my OTF workouts and stand alone runs as well.
Grade This Week – A
Last week I felt pretty good but this week I struggled a little. Wednesday and Thursday were hard for me. I was just in a funk. Work was so busy which was stressing me out. I wasn’t really thrilled with the concept of working out at home. Basically, I was just cranky. I think because I started thinking toward the future and how we would more than likely have at least 6 more weeks of lockdown. Just the thought of that made me stir crazy. After Thursday I decided to just keep my focus on the current day. I think that’s the only way to get through all of this craziness.
In an effort to get my mind off of things for a little while, I started watching Tiger King on Netflix yesterday. This is literally the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m only halfway through the series and I’m told it gets even crazier, which is very hard to imagine!
…and because I always like to end my posts with a little humor..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂