Happy Sunday. Another crazy week of thunderstorms, rain and humidity. I guess this is the time of year for all of this crazy weather so I shouldn’t be surprised. My allergies were also out of control so I was pretty much in a Zyrtec haze for most of the week.
Before jumping into this week’s workouts, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that left sweet comments on last week’s post. Sometimes it’s hard to open up, especially about hard subjects, but in today’s current climate, it’s absolutely necessary.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, June 8
Peloton Hip Hop Bootcamp 6/6/20 – Jess (60 minutes)
Peloton Smokey Robinson Stretch 2/14/20 – Matty (10 minutes)
#nevermissamonday! The Peloton instructors are now able to film classes in the studio. I’m sure it must feel weird to them to teach to an empty audience, but I’m thankful for the new content! As usual, Jess kicked my butt and it was a great way to start off the day/week. I was in desperate need of that 10 minute stretch after class. Matty also showed me a new way to massage my calf muscles. Let’s just say that was quite painful – man are my calf muscles tight!
Tuesday, June 9
Peloton Move for More HIIT Run 12/18/19 – Robin (10 minutes)
Peloton Queen Pop Ride 10/22/18 – Robin (45 minutes)
Peloton Queen Rock Ride 11/2/18 – Denis (30 minutes)
I added a quick HIIT run before sitting down on the bike as my warm up, and boy was it a fast way to warm up, lol. I’m continuing with the #ArtistSeries classes and decided to take two Queen rides. I enjoyed the music from the Pop class, but not so much from the Rock class. Either way, it was a great sweaty workout!
Although it was pretty hot outside, I got in a quick outdoor walk during my lunch break.
Wednesday, June 10
Peloton Shakira Run 9/19/19 – Matty (30 minutes)
Peloton Shakira Ride 9/19/19 – Hannah (30 minutes)
This was one of those mornings where I had to peel myself out of bed to get my workout done before logging in for work. I was tired so I knew I would need a high energy workout. I’m glad I picked these classes features music from Shakira because that did the trick for sure! I also got in a quick walk after work.
Thursday, June 11
Peloton D Smith Ride 6/9/20 – Tunde (30 minutes)
Peloton Pride Bootcamp 6/6/20 – Matty (45 minutes)
This workout was all about PRIDE 🏳️🌈 During Matty’s bootcamp I got an amazing history lesson about the Stonewall riots, marches and parades. Tunde’s ride introduced me to the music of D Smith, a grammy-nominated trans black woman. As an LGBTQ ally, I think it’s always important to keep learning in order to support the community.
This was also a great day because I was FINALLY able to see my ART doctor after 3 long months (he just re-opened last week). He has a bunch of safety measures in place which made me very comfortable. As expected, I was super tight and totally out of alignment so he fixed that and then also worked on my super tight calf muscles and wonky left ankle. I left the appointment feeling like a million bucks.
Friday, June 12
Peloton Elton John Ride 12/1/18 – Jess King (45 minutes)
Peloton Full Body Strength: Live From Home 6/11/20 – Jess (30 minutes)
This ride was a little different since it didn’t really have super high energy tracks, but I enjoyed the music and the class went by super fast. Jess kept things interesting with a bunch of rolling hills so that probably made the time go by faster as well. The strength class was great because each set focused on a different body group – core, lower body and upper body.
Saturday, June 13
Peloton A$AP Ferg Run 11/23/19 – Chase (30 minutes)
Peloton Ricky Martin Ride 6/12/20 – Cody (30 minutes)
Peloton JLO Full Body Toning 10/15/19 – Hannah (20 minutes)
I used the A$AP Ferg run as my soundtrack for the Run For Justice Virtual 5K. This run was hosted by Black Men Run and Latinos Run and I think it was a great way to bring the running community together to stand in solidarity against injustice and discrimination. After the run, I did a cycle class and a quick full body toning class.
Sunday, June 14
Un-Canceled Project 2 – 15K
This week’s theme for the Un-canceled Project 2 was perseverance and that was pretty much perfect for today’s run. This was my longest run since my last race in November (Charlotte Half Marathon) and my legs felt every single mile. I’ll admit that it’s hard getting back into longer runs, but I was very happy doing my shorter runs these past few months. I definitely needed a break from longer runs.
Total Weekly Mileage: 21.3 miles
Summary: 6 runs*, 6 cycle class (I don’t count warm up/cool down rides), 2 strength workouts and 2 bootcamp class.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs as well.
Grade This Week – A
Earlier in the week I decided to spend some time cleaning up my Instagram account. I like to do this at least once a year. I was following a few brands that I no longer have an interest in so I un-followed those. Same for personal accounts. There were so many accounts that I just don’t interact with so there was no need to keep following them. Hopefully this will allow more accounts that I actually interact with to show up in my newsfeed since Instagram still refuses to go back to chronological order. I really only want to see content I care about in my newsfeed and I think this will help.
I also signed up for 2 more virtual races this week. Kim texted me this post on Monday and I saw that the race wanted participants from all 50 states and that they still needed runners from nine states. Well Connecticut was one of them, so I signed up for the Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7. I’m not in half marathon shape, but luckily I am in 7 miler shape. Also, I FINALLY found a virtual challenge for Connecticut! I’ve been searching for one for a few weeks and stumbled upon the Hearts Around Connecticut Virtual Challenge – Run the Border of CT! while doing a Google search. There are two options available – Single Border Challenge 500K (310 miles) and the Double Border Challenge 1,000K (620 miles). My mom, a running friend and I are doing the Double Border Challenge as a team so we are each responsible for 207 miles between June 1 – August 31, which is totally doable since you can count both running and walking miles. It should be fun!
…and now for this week’s meme collection..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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