Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a good week, and thanks a lot for all the positive comments on my post last week. I wish I could say this week was better, but it wasn’t, and that’s okay. 2020 just keeps throwing me unexpected curveballs but there’s nothing I can do but adjust and deal with the situation.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, September 21
Peloton Power Zone Ride 1/13/20 – Denis (45 minutes)
Peloton Afrobeats Run 9/15/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
#nevermissamonday! Started off the week with another Power Zone ride and followed that up with a 20 minute run. I enjoyed both classes.
Tuesday, September 22
Peloton Power Zone Endurance Ride 2/3/20 – Olivia (30 minutes)
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
At least once a week I’ll have to do an evening class at OTF. They usually have 2 early morning and 1 evening mask required classes. Now that my mom is back to working at the school, she can’t do the morning classes. We’re both more comfortable with the mask classes so our options are limited. I’ll be completely honest – I’d much rather workout in the morning and going to an OTF class at 6pm is hard because that’s usually my dinner time, but it is what is it for now. The class actually ended up being pretty good so that was a plus!
One great thing about Tuesday is that it was the official start of Fall, THE BEST SEASON EVER!
Wednesday, September 23
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (45 minutes)
Peloton Latin Heritage Month Celebration Run 9/22/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
My OTF class was a 3G which meant we had equal time on the rower, treadmill and floor. I like 3G workouts because you’re at each section for a shorter period of time so it allows me to push harder, especially on the treadmill. I did a short treadmill run when I came home which was a lot of fun because the playlist was all Latin music.
The rest of my day went to sh*t rather quickly, more on that later.
Thursday, September 24
Peloton J. Balvin Bootcamp 9/20/20 – Adrian (30 minutes)
Peloton Anitta Run 9/23/20 – Selena (20 minutes)
Peloton Anitta Ride 9/23/20 – Cody (30 minutes)
I really enjoyed these Latin themed classes in celebration of Latin Heritage Month!
Friday, September 25
Peloton Power Walk 8/12/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
Peloton Power Zone Endurance Ride 1/22/20 – Christine (45 minutes)
I wanted to do a lower impact workout (no running on strength training) since I knew I had the Dri Tri the next day.
Saturday, September 26
Orangetheory Fitness Dri Tri (50 minutes)
Peloton Gregory Porter Slow Flow Yoga 9/26/20 – Chelsea (30 mins)
The Dri Tri is a 2,000 meter row, 300 bodyweight exercises (40 push-ups, 40 bench tap squats, 60 bench hop overs, 40 burpees, 40 plank jacks and 80 alternating step ups) and a 5K run. This was the first outdoor Dri Tri and my studio did a fantastic job. They brought the rowers and benches from the studio so that we could do all the moves outside. For the 5K we ran in the park, but I messed this up and ran longer than I needed to. I’m so used to running the outer perimeter of the park so I totally missed the arrows they had set down on the ground for us and ended up running 3.5 miles instead of 3.1 miles. Oh well, I got some extra steps in and I still managed a 6 minute PR so I was super pumped about that. This week was pretty crappy so this was a nice unexpected win – I was proud of myself!
I did a yoga class before bed to help with some muscle soreness.
Sunday, September 27
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (45 minutes)
Peloton Keith Urban Yoga Flow 9/27/20 – Kristin (30 minutes)
In hindsight, I probably should have made today a rest day but I didn’t feel too sore after the Dri Tri so I decided to keep myself booked for the class. It was a pretty good class so I’m still glad that I went.
Total Weekly Mileage: 15 miles
Summary: 8 runs*, 4 cycle, 1 bootcamp, and 4 OTF/strength/HITT classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 144/146
Grade This Week – A
This week I participated in the Womxn Run The Vote Relay which was a virtual relay from Atlanta, Georgia to Washington, DC. The goal was for each team to virtually cover the 680-mile journey, learn about Civil Rights historic sites and people, while also raising money for Black Voters Matter, an organization dedicated to increasing power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. I loved that the event allowed us to run, walk, ride (or any 80 of the other activities) to count as miles for the relay. I was on #TeamDontBooVote with some pretty badass ladies. It was a great way to encourage myself to get in workouts when I was less than motivated this week.
As I mentioned earlier, my week pretty much went downhill after Wednesday afternoon. I was informed that my manager’s role was being eliminated due to restructuring within the company. She’ll still be working until late October, but this was a gut punch since it literally came out of nowhere. It was a complete shock to everyone. I still have my job and will be reporting into another member on my team, but I’ve worked for my company, and have had the same manager, for almost 10 years. We worked really, really well together and had a great relationship so I’m really sad that it will be over soon. On top of that, I just feel like my team has had A LOT of changes over the past 5 years. Once we get settled, it’s like the rug is pulled out from under us over and over again. Then later on that day the information came out about the Breonna Taylor case and I went from sad to completely enraged. I usually don’t drink during the week but I needed some wine that night. Thank you 2020 for continuing to be a complete dumpster fire.
In lighter news, I started watching Schitt’s Creek this week and I don’t know why I waited so long. It’s so ridiculous and makes me laugh every episode. This will be my new ‘binge watch’ show since I already finished the Home Edit show.
…and now for this week’s memes 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂