Happy Sunday! This was the last week for the OTF Transformation Challenge – woohoo! I have my final weigh-in tomorrow so hopefully I’ve lost more fat and gained muscle since my mid-point check in a few weeks ago. I was really on track with my eating this week. I definitely had a few cheat meals here and there over the past 2 weeks so it was time to get back on track. Hopefully I’ll be happy with the numbers tomorrow.
Well it was quite the week for numerous reasons. Anyone else feel like 2020 has been a dumpster fire so far?
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, March 9
Orangetheory Fitness – Endurance (60 minutes).
Okay, so why is the Monday after DST so hard? I was exhausted when I woke up and I don’t feel like I was 100% awake until lunchtime lol. I was looking forward to OTF that afternoon because I knew we had longer pushes on the treadmill. What I didn’t love was the new ab dolly move on the floor. Basically your toes are on the ab dolly and you do a push up and then you do a side tuck with both knees, repeat. I am for sure not explaining it correctly but it was a crazy move!
Tuesday, March 10
Peloton Cycle (60 minutes).
Probably should have taken a rest day, but I have really been missing my bike and decided to spend an hour with my favorite instructor.
Wednesday, March 11
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (60 minutes).
This was a great power workout. We did have an “ab blast” for the last section of the floor block which was pretty hard. I had to massage my stomach once class was over, lol. It was also OTF Spirit Day so we were encouraged to wear out OTF gear. My class nailed it!
Thursday, March 12
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (60 minutes).
This was a fun class because it had a little bit of everything. The floor portion had a lot of core and arm work.
After class I saw this meme which made me LOL.
I will say that my class only had 13 people, which was small. The class is a 2G so it can hold 26 people maximum. The class is never full, but it’s definitely more than 13. Coronavirus is most definitely a factor as members have started to freeze their accounts and not longer coming to the studio. For now, I still feel safe going to my OTF studio because they are super diligent about cleaning the equipment and stations – they always have been. I see them cleaning every time I go into the studio. I know that this has been hard on the sales associates and coaches at the studio because there is a good possibility that ultimately they may have to close if things get worse.
Friday, March 13
Orangetheory Fitness – Special Friday the 13th Workout (60 minutes).
It seems fitting that the work week ended with Friday the 13th..
This workout was hard, but fun. I lost count of how many burpees I did but I actually don’t totally hate burpees so it’s fine. We also had a lot of longer pushes on the treadmill and a quick paced row block.
Saturday, March 14
4 mile run.
I wasn’t feeling this run at all when I first started but it ended up being decent The weather was great (40 degrees) but my legs felt heavy. It was a good way to burn off all the crazy from this week.
Sunday, March 15
I was supposed to run a local 5K but it was cancelled, so I did the next best thing and went to an OTF class 🙂 It was a power day so we had a good mix of weights on the floor and a lot of all outs on the treadmill.
The classes at my studio are now smaller (under 20 people) and the coaches are doing extra cleaning after every single class. I appreciate all that they continue to do to keep the studio clean and safe for members. Today was also the last day of the OTF Transformation Challenge. I’m both happy and sad about the challenge ending, but glad that I stayed consistent by going to class 5 times a week (except for one week) during the challenge.
Total Weekly Mileage: 15.4 miles
Summary: 6 runs*, 3 cycle classes and 5 OTF workouts
*I include running from my OTF workouts and stand alone runs as well.
Grade This Week – A
In more Coronavirus news, these were posted on my office floor in the pantries and on the bathroom doors. I really don’t understand why adults need a reminder to WASH YOUR HANDS, but here we are..
On Wednesday I got an email that the 5K I was planning on running on Sunday was cancelled. I was not surprised at all and it was definitely the right call.
On Thursday my company sent an email that all Metro New York employees were to work from home for the rest of the month. So basically all employees in our NYC, Hoboken, NJ and Stamford, CT (me) offices will be home for the next few weeks. I usually work from home 1-2 days a week, so this is nothing new for me, but I’ve never done all 5 days. This is going to be interesting. I am lucky and blessed that I can do my job from home, but I just hope I don’t go to stir crazy. I’m planning on going outside for walks during my lunch break every day, as long as it’s not raining.
Earlier this year I was mad at myself for not planning any racecations but of course now I’m glad that I didn’t. I will still plan some for the Fall since *hopefully* this crisis should be over by then.
Speaking of planned races..as all of you know, pretty much any race scheduled for the month has been cancelled or postponed. While I completely understand why runners are frustrated, especially after putting in so much training time, I was very dismayed by some of the responses that I saw on social media. So much so that I posted this on my Instagram stories.
It’s 100% okay to be frustrated and disappointed, but what’s NOT okay is leaving downright rude and mean comments on the social media accounts for some of the races. I even saw multiple comments with profanity and threats. I’m sorry but a cancelled race doesn’t give ANYONE the right to act like that, it’s insane. Also I think runners need to keep in mind that there are REAL people who run these social media accounts. It’s really not hard to be kind to people, especially at times like this when we’re all feeling a bit scared/confused/etc.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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