Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. This week I slowly started to feel more like myself – a little less anxious and tired. I’m hoping this upward trend continues (fingers crossed).
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, October 12
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Peloton All For One Warm Up Ride 7/2/20 – Cody (10 minutes)
Peloton BHM: 80s Hip Hop Ride 2/23/20 – Tunde (20 minutes)
Fun OTF strength class followed by 30 minutes of cycle!
Tuesday, October 13
Peloton Bike Bootcamp: Full Body 9/15/20 – Jess (45 minutes)
Peloton Keith Urban Run 9/25/20 – Matt (30 minutes)
Peloton Yoga Flow: Hamstrings 1/23/19 – Aditi (10 minutes)
Peloton Breathing Meditation 2/25/19 – Aditi (10 minutes)
This was my second bike bootcamp class and I enjoyed it even more than the first one. Overall I think that I still enjoy the traditional bootcamp classes (half treadmill/half strength), but the bike bootcamps also provide an awesome workout. I was super surprised that I enjoyed the Keith Urban run. I don’t like country music but the songs that Matt picked were really good and I also enjoyed his storytelling during the run as well.
Wednesday, October 14
Peloton Celia Cruz Run 10/13/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Celia Cruz 10/13/20 – Tunde (30 minutes)
Peloton 90s Hip Hop HIIT Cardio 9/29/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Yoga Basics: Triangle 12/3/18 – Anna (5 minutes)
The Celia Cruz classes were So good! The music was amazing and I could tell that both instructors really took their time designing the classes. As always, Jess came through with a fun, but hard HIIT cardio class.
Thursday, October 15
Orangetheory Fitness – Hell Week 2019 Throwback: Crawl (45 minutes)
This year OTF is offering a few “throwback” Hell Week classes before the official start of Hell Week on October 24th. The name of this workout was ‘Crawl’ because it’s all legs based. We did inclines on the treadmill, lots of heavy weights for squats and lunges on the floor and a crazy rowing block where we alternated between 100 meter rows and froggers/squats.
Friday, October 16
Peloton XOXO, Cody Ride 10/13/20 – Cody (30 minutes)
Peloton Yoga Basics: Plank 12/18/18 – Kristin (5 minutes)
Peloton Yoga Flow 1/19/19 – Kristin (20 minutes)
Since I knew I would be running a half marathon on Saturday, I decided to keep things easy for this workouts. I also celebrated ride #350 with Cody which was so much fun. It was a great class with a really, really good playlist. I can see myself taking this class again.
Saturday, October 17
Virtual SoNo Half Marathon
Peloton Yoga Basics: Bridge Pose 10/3/19 – Anna (5 minutes)
Peloton Restorative Yoga 2/14/19 – Anna (20 minutes)
I’ll be honest, I was dreading this day all week because I knew I was no where near trained to run a half marathon, but I didn’t want the year to pass with running a half marathon. Luckily I was blessed with pretty decent weather and no rain when I woke up. Right before leaving the house I told myself to run a nice pace and to see how my body felt. The first 5 miles felt pretty good and then I started getting a few aches and pains. Once I hit double digit miles, my hip and back were both screaming at me to take things easy so I decided to power walk until I hit 13.1 miles. It was hard, but I’m glad that I finished!
The restorative yoga felt pretty good for my legs so I glad I remembered to take that class!
Sunday, October 18
Peloton Sundays with Love Ride 10/18/20 – Ally (30 minutes)
Peloton Yoga Basics: Tree 1/22/19 – Kristin (5 minutes)
Peloton Yoga Flow 1/31/19 – Kristin (30 minutes)
Originally I was supposed to do an OTF class this morning but decided to cancel the class last night since I knew my legs would be extremely sore. When I woke up, I knew I made the right call. I totally underestimated how sore I would be after the half marathon, but I guess that happens when you haven’t done a double digit run in months! Cycle always makes me legs feel better so I did a 30 minute class and followed that up with yoga.
Total Weekly Mileage: 20.3 miles
Summary: 5 runs*, 5 cycle, 1 bootcamp, and 3 OTF/strength/HITT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 154/155
Grade This Week – A
It was a hard, but good week. The half marathon definitely took a lot out of me, but that’s to be expected. Luckily I don’t have another virtual race until next month and it is a 10K which is a way more manageable distance for me at this point.
I finished up the 2-week Welcome to Peloton Yoga program. While it didn’t make me fall in love with yoga, I do have a better grasp on all the different poses so it has made yoga classes way more enjoyable. I think I’ll still be considered a “beginner” forever since I’m just not very flexible and my balance needs work, but I do know that my muscles will thank me for doing yoga more frequently, even if it’s just doing a few poses for a few minutes.
…and now for this week’s memes 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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Deborah Brooks says
Way to go on your half. 13 miles is a long way to go on your own without the race excitement of an in person event. And wow you did a bike boot camp followed by a run. Jess seriously kills me with those boot camps in a good way of course. Way to crush it this week!
Thanks! Yeah 13.1 miles is just too much for me right now – I just had to learn that the hard way, lol. I think Jess is the bootcamp queen. It doesn’t matter if she’s on the treadmill or bike, she will kick your butt every time!
Glad you’re starting to feel better. That which stress file cabinet is so true.
I’m biased since I love country, but it can work so well as workout music
Kudos on getting through the Half. My hip quit at 9.5 yesterday. MIght have been able to push through if we hadn’t stopped to chat/say bye, but life is more than mileaage
Yeah that stress file cabinet meme really spoke to me unfortunately!
Congrats on your race, and happy to hear you’re feeling a bit more like yourself. Maybe it’s the running!
You might be right – I did run more this week!
Beckett @ Birchwood Pie says
Congrats on 13.1! You earned that medal.
Congrats on your half! You’re right, you have to do at least one this year… I’ve got one more virtual half in November and I’m just not looking forward to it, lol! But it’s that turkey trot that I run every year, so it shouldn’t be a big deal. I’m going to just take my time, since it doesn’t really count. Half marathons are hard!
Thanks Wendy! I love that you do a Turkey Trot Half Marathon every year. Such a good way to start off Thanksgiving 🙂 My town usually have a 5k but of course that’s cancelled this year. I’ll probably just run my own 5k or 10k that day.
Omg that meme about the Target checkout! Guilty as charged! lolol!
It’s easy to forget just how challenging a half marathon really is. Good for you for knocking yours out.
LOL, same! Only Target was Starbucks, haha.
Congrats on that Half. I don’t think I have it in me to do a Half solo these days — even with the Peloton outdoor runs. I’m not usually a country music fan either, but I do tend to like Matt’s country runs — and Selena’s. I guess they are picking more upbeat/pop songs.
I was going to pick the 2020 meme, but then I was totally busted by the WFH meme. 😉
I’m glad you’re feeling less out of sorts.
I’ll try one of Selena’s country runs too – thanks for the tip! Yeah no more virtual half marathons for me – I just don’t have the energy or will to run long right now, lol.
The WFH meme has happened to me while picking up Starbucks – literally the one time I treated myself since eI usually make my coffee at home lol.
Darlene S Cardillo says
Hooray on your virtual half. I did mine and they never get easier. Why?
My next one is sorta real. Yikes!
I really missed the crowd atmosphere and other runners when I was running solo yesterday. It’s weird because a 13 mile training run for a marathon was no problem for me last year, but this felt almost impossible!
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
Nice job on your half, Kim! So glad you decided to power walk (not that that’s easy either). Me, pretty sure no halfs in 2020 & I’m ok with that.
As a Yoga teacher, I’ve gotta tell you that a beginner mind is a great thing to have. No joke! It’s often the people who think they know everything that end up injured.
Oh yeah the power walk for the last 3 miles was definitely necessary – my legs were aching like a toothache and my hip was begging me to please stop, lol.
Thanks for making me feel better about yoga!
Melissa K Carney says
Wow, congrats on the half!! That is great. I haven’t done a race in a while but I see a virtual Turkey Trot in my future. That’s about it though.
I need to get into yoga, Iit has been on my list for….years!
I will be doing a virtual Turkey Trot too 🙂 My town usually has a 5k but that’s cancelled so I’ll just run the route on my own on Thanksgiving morning.
Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
Glad you are feeling better this week! Congrats on your virtual half!
Thanks so much Lisa!
Kimberly Hatting says
Great job on that 13.1! The medal IS really nice 😉 Obviously, I’m on the fence with any races for the remainder of 2020. I gotta get my foot all properly healed LOL I have been wondering what to do with our local turkey trot, though. It’s a small enough event that I think it will be manageable, in terms of crowd control and social distancing. I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better <3
Maybe you can walk the Turkey Trot? I can understand your apprehension on running races this year since your foot isn’t totally healed yet.
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
I just love that WFH meme – I’m definitely guilty LOL!
Congrats on getting 13.1 done! Seriously the miles felt so long…I am starting to regret that I have one more half to do this year :0
I’m glad you had a better week – hang in there!
Yup, I’m totally guilty of the WFH meme, but it was Starbucks and not Target lol.
OMG that virtual half felt way too long – I will not be doing one of those again. It’s ridiculous when I think about it because I did 13 mile training runs with no issue last year, but this virtual half felt super hard.
Liz Dexter says
Well done on your half – brilliant work! I wasn’t too sore after mine (I did take it very easy) but my goodness I slept for 2 hours that afternoon – that’s not a nap, it’s a sleep!
I didn’t nap on Saturday even though I thought that I would, lol.
Zenaida Arroyo says
Congrats on your half! Seriously I cannot imagine running 13.1 miles right now. Happy to know Matty helped in your running. I LOVE him!!
Haha, the WFH meme. We use Google at school so I know if anything is needed then I can easily retrieve it.
I want another Celia Cruz run! 20 minutes was not enough. Why did I think it was 30 minutes?
Matty is just so much fun – I love his positive attitude! I agree with you about the Celia Cruz run – I wish it was 30 or 45 minutes.
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
Good job on getting that half marathon done! I’ve got one coming up in a month. I am praying for some good weather! I really like the logo/styling on the medal and shirt. Nice!
Hope that you have good weather for your half marathon next month!
Your memes are on point this week! I love them all so much!
Congratulations on your virtual half! I one coming up and am FREAKING out. I know I will finish, but I kind of don’t want to lol.
Great work on all your workouts. I’m sorry you didn’t fall in love with yoga. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen in love with an online or virtual yoga class. There’s just something about the experience of being there!
I was freaking out all last week about the half marathon but just told myself to run at a comfortable place and walk when needed which is exactly what I did, lol.