Happy Sunday! This is the first week where I felt like the days went by so quickly. I attribute this to being very busy with work. Luckily after April I think the craziness will die down – finally!
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, April 13
Peloton 90’s Ride 2/22/20 – Cody (45 minutes)
Peloton Chest and Back Strength Workout 3/11/20 – Jess (15 minutes)
Peloton Hip Hop Fun Walk 2/13/20 – Jess (30 minutes)
#nevermissamonday! Determined to have a good week, I started off the day with a positive attitude and an hour of sweat. The cycle class had great music which was just what I needed for a boost of energy. After getting off my bike I did a quick strength training class that focused on arms.
The weather was pretty gross all day – lots of wind, rain and some flooding. It literally rained all day so I decided to do the Hip Hop Fun Walk on my treadmill during my lunch break.
Tuesday, April 14
5 mile treadmill run
Afternoon Walk (40 minutes)
This run was less than great because someone (and by someone I mean ME) indulged in one too many Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies the night before, lol. My stomach was not happy with me and let me know that during the run. Lesson learned!
Luckily the weather was much better and I was able to get out for a walk during lunch. I really value taking a walk in the middle of the day because it allows me to break up the work day, especially since I’ve been working 10 hour days on average.
Wednesday, April 15
Peloton BHM Celebration Ride 2/25/20 – Cody (45 minutes)
Peloton Soul Music Ride 3/13/20 – Ally (15 minutes)
After-work walk (30 minutes)
Luckily I was able to squeeze in this ride in-between conference calls. I woke up with terrible cramps so I couldn’t do my normal morning workout. After taking Midol I felt well enough to workout during my lunch hour.
Thursday, April 16
300 bodyweight exercises
3.1 mile run
Peloton Cool Down Walk 7/31/29 – Jess (10 minutes)
Afternoon walk (35 minutes)
I did the OTF DriTri (minus the rowing). I did this exact same workout 2 weeks ago. I think it’s a good workout to measure progress. I beat my previous time by 20 seconds. Not a huge improvement but it’s something! I also got out for a walk during my lunch break – it was super windy!
Friday, April 17
Peloton WHM Celebration Ride 3/6/20 – Tunde (30 minutes)
Peloton PyeongChange Ride 2/16/18 – Robin (30 minutes)
Peloton 200k Strong Strength Class 11/8/19 – Olivia (10 minutes
Peloton Full Body Strength 3/24/20 – Robin (20 minutes)
Yup, it was a Peloton day (as you can see)! I really love doing their cycle classes and strength classes together as it always gives me a really great workout. The PyeongChang Ride was amazing! Robin taught the class from Pyeongchang, South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics. Also I find a cool thread on reddit that listed all of the different digital Peloton badges that you can get for doing certain workouts, so I decided to take classes to get badges that I didn’t have. I was able to get 4 different badges that I didn’t have just by taking these classes.
I also decided to take a photo of this cute little owl that I see every day during my lunchtime or after work walks. He’s kind of weird looking but it’s always a bright spot during my daily walks.
Saturday, April 18
3.1 mile run
Classic Rock Yoga 5/4/19 – Kristin (30 minutes)
Another weekend, another virtual race! I ran the Race Against Hunger 5K to help benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. The race was $20 and all proceeds went to the food bank, which is amazing since the food banks here are struggling due to the increase in demand. It’s really incredibly sad but it’s just another unfortunate side effect of COVID-19.
I also did a yoga class when I got home from my run. Yoga really isn’t my thing but I knew that my body needed a good stretch. The music made the class go by pretty quickly, and it made it fun!
Sunday, April 19
Peloton Club Bangers Ride 5/5/18 – Alex (45 minutes)
Peloton Arms & Shoulder Strength 1/15/20 – Jess (15 minutes)
Thought about doing a run but wasn’t really feeling it so I decided to do a cycle class and a strength training class. I loved both and the arms and shoulders class was hard! My arms felt like jello by the end.
Also I discovered this morning that my Apple Watch is RUDE! It gave me this message because I normally work out in the morning but I didn’t today since I went to the supermarket.
I guess it didn’t consider my supermarket experience a good workout? But most importantly I scored toilet paper today which made me super happy (isn’t that so sad?)!
Total Weekly Mileage: 11.2 miles
Summary: 3 runs*, 6 cycle class and 4 Strength workouts.
*I include running from my OTF workouts and stand alone runs as well.
Grade This Week – A
What a week! Not a lot of running and no OTF at home workouts, but I’m happy I was able to get in a bunch of workouts this week, even if this week was pretty rough. My sleep pattern was totally off this week. For some reason I would fall asleep around 10/10:30, then wake up about an hour later and not be able to fall back asleep for a few hours. Needless to say, it was hard for me to get up when my alarm went off at 6am. Usually I just turn my alarm off and get up within a minute or so but this week I ended up hitting snooze everyday. It’s hard because if I don’t get in my workout before logging in for work, I worry about not being able to fit it in. Hopefully this upcoming week will be much better!
On Friday we had pizza and game night in my house. It was nice to do something a little different and we had fun. We’ll probably try to do this again. I actually want to buy a few puzzles but haven’t been able to find any online. Has anyone had success ordering puzzles that will get shipped in a reasonable timeframe? I found a few but they wouldn’t be shipped out for a few weeks.
I also finished up the Ultra distance (31.1. miles) for OTF Marathon Month. Of course I’ll keep logging miles throughout the month since I always have a monthly goal of hitting at least 50 miles.
I know that there are a few people that read my blog that are new users to the Peloton app. This is why I have started included the names, dates and instructors for all of the Peloton classes that I took this week. That way if something sounds interesting, you can easily find it on the app!
…and because I always like to end my post with a little humor..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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