Happy Sunday. Well, the groundhog was certainly right. The weather this week was downright frightful for most of the country. We had a little bit of everything – snow, ice, rain, wind and then a random 50 degree day in the middle of the week. I’m sure we’ve all seen what Texas went through this week. My heart goes out to everyone there – being without heat, electricity and water in those weather conditions had to be extremely difficult. Thankfully they have warmer temps on the horizon!
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, February 15
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (45 minutes)
Peloton Speed Date Run 2/9/21 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton BHM: Listening Party 2/7/20 – Emma (20 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Ride 1/22/21 – Robin (20 minutes)
Peloton Yoga Flow 5/3/19 – Anna (30 minutes)
Happy President’s Day! I really don’t know why I get this day off work but I’m not complaining! It was nice to have a 3-day weekend. Started off the day with a great power day workout at OTF. The rowing block was intense but the rest of the class was fine. I did the 20 minute run once I got home to get in some extra mileage for the day and the cycle classes were fun too.
Tuesday, February 16
Peloton Pop Walk 8/30/20 – Matty (45 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Ride 1/12/21 – Tunde (20 minutes)
Peloton Full Body Strength Warm Up 11/12/20 – Jess (10 minutes)
Peloton Wicked Full Body Strength 1/21/21 – Matty (30 minutes)
No running today, but I spent a lot of time with Matty which is always a good time! I didn’t know that there were strength warm up classes (I’m always finding out something new on the app). I think this is great, especially for a longer strength class. I think I will need to try more of Matty’s strength classes because he always throws in moves that I haven’t done before. It’s a great way to keep things interesting!
Wednesday, February 17
Peloton Bootcamp Warm Up 2/2/21 – Matty (10 minutes)
Peloton Y2K Bootcamp 5/4/19 – Chase (30 minutes)
Pelton Run + Core 5/4/19 – Olivia (30 minutes)
Peloton BHM: Black on Broadway Ride 2/5/20 – Ally (20 minutes)
Peloton Post-Ride Stretch 2/5/21 – Ally (5 minutes)
Peloton Pop Yoga Flow 5/4/19 – Anna (30 minutes)
Chase’s bootcamps are always a good time. Olivia’s class was a little different as it was a 20 minute run and 10 minutes of core (most bootcamps are split 50/50 running/strength). She did a lot of intervals during the run portion which was a surefire way to wake me up that early in the morning, lol. The BHM: Black on Broadway ride was SO good! This was last year’s ride and I think Ally did another BHM: Black on Broadway ride last week so I can’t wait to take that one.
Today was also Ash Wednesday. Are you giving up anything for Lent. I’ll be giving up chips. I tend to snack at night so hopefully this will stop that activity, lol.
Thursday, February 18
Peloton Bootcamp Warm Up 2/16/21 – Jess (5 minutes)
Peloton Bootcamp: Arms & Shoulders 5/4/19 – Andy (30 minutes)
Peloton 80s Bootcamp 5/5/19 – Matty (30 minutes)
Peloton BHM: Funk Ride 10/23/20 – Leanne (30 minutes)
Luckily I was able to make my early morning dental appointment (6 month cleaning) before the snowstorm hit. I canceled my Thursday OTF class the night before because I figured the storm would be bad. I was right to do so since my studio ended up closing around noon anyway. Instead of OTF, I decided to do bootcamp classes since I feel those classes are similar to OTF workouts – both were good! Rounded out those workouts with a lunchtime cycle class.
We’re about halfway through the OTF Transformation Challenge and my coach had a cool idea to do a Zoom chat for our team. Only 3 of us joined, but it was fun and I really enjoyed the chat. I swear that my coach could have a second career as a motivational speaker. I felt really energized after speaking to her. I haven’t felt that way in a long time, probably months, so it’s a nice feeling to have again!
Friday, February 19
Peloton Pre-Run Warm Up 2/9/21 – Becs (5 minutes)
Peloton BHM Celebration Run 2/4/20 – Selena (45 minutes)
Peloton Mickey Guyton Ride 2/10/21 – Ally (30 minutes)
Peloton Mickey Guyton Yoga Flow 2/11/21 – Ross (30 minutes)
Another run, another glitch with the Peloton app/Apple watch. I lost over a mile of mileage when it reset after about 15 minutes. What’s very odd is that nothing else resets – the class keeps going and the calorie burn stays consistent – so I really don’t know what the issue is. It also seems to pick and choose when it wants to mess up since it was fine for the bootcamps on Thursday. Now I actually am annoyed that it keeps happening because it’s messing up my mileage for the Peloton February Running Challenge. Other than the mishap, the run was great and I really loved the music.
Saturday, February 20
Orangetheory Fitness – ESP (45 minutes)
Peloton BHM: Pop Ride 2/17/20 – Ally (30 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Full Body Strength 12/20/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
It felt good to be back at OTF after having to miss Thursday’s class. The template had a very endurance type feel and the rowing and treadmills blocks really kicked my butt! I also really liked both Peloton classes I took when I got home after class.
Sunday, February 21
Orangetheory Fitness – Lift 45 (45 minutes)
Peloton BHM: Live DJ Ride 2/28/20 – Robin (45 minutes)
Peloton Flash 15 2/19/21 – Jess (15 minutes)
Peloton Yoga Flow 5/3/19 – Ross (30 minutes)
I didn’t feel like I got enough of a calorie burn during the Lift 45 class so I did a cycle and quick strength workout once I got home.
Also, happy vaccination day to my dad! Last Sunday night I checked the website to see if there were any earlier appointments and I was able to score one for this morning! The whole process was really well organized and the staff and volunteers were super nice.
Total Weekly Mileage: 13 miles
Summary: 9 runs*, 4 bootcamps, 8 cycle, 4 yoga and 6 OTF/strength classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 221/222
Grade This Week – A
Overall a pretty good week! I wasn’t super sore at all this week (unlike last week). I’ll attribute that to more cycle and yoga classes.
Last year I signed up for the Philly Love Run, but of course it was re-scheduled. First it was re-scheduled from last March to the Fall, then it was scheduled for March of this year. It’s now been re-scheduled again to this Fall. I actually opted to defer my entry to the March 2022 date as I still don’t know what racing will look like for a large race in a large city this Fall. I’m a little annoyed with the race organization because their communication has been horrendous. I only found out about the new date when I checked their Facebook page as they haven’t sent any email communications. They are also not offering refunds and I don’t want to run a virtual half marathon, so I’ll just wait until next year’s date.
…and now for this week’s memes 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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