Happy Sunday. Y’all, it’s been a hard week. Mentally I’m exhausted and I’m so emotionally drained, but I’ll try to keep this post as upbeat as possible.
So I decided to move away from the “Stay at Home” title for these posts moving forward since I’ll be working from home until at least October. This week I turned up the intensity on my workouts (really, really needed stress relief) and it felt pretty good. I’ve always valued the time I carve out for my workouts, but I definitely appreciate it now a lot more.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, May 25
In honor of Memorial Day, I did a modified Murph workout. Murph is a CrossFit workout to honor Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan. It consists of a 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats followed by another 1 mile run. I don’t have a pull up bar at home so I had to modify that move and I scaled down to my knees for the last few sets of pushups. This was my first time doing the workout so I broke everything into sets of 10-20 reps to make it more manageable. I will definitely do this workout again next year.
Tuesday, May 26
Peloton Hip Hop Ride 2/7/20 – Tunde (30 minutes)
Peloton Move for More: HIIT Ride 12/12/19 – Tunde (15 minutes)
Peloton Pop Ride 9/10/19 – Tunde (15 minutes)
Peloton Power Walk 8/21/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
Such a great morning riding with Tunde. She has a very positive spirt and bubbly personality, but she’s also hard as hell, so it’s a nice combination. Needed the power walk to help stretch out my legs.
Wednesday, May 27
Peloton Intervals Run 5/19/20 – Adrian (30 minutes)
Peloton 90s Rock Ride 5/26/20 – Emma (45 minutes)
Peloton Yoga Flow Hips 5/27/20 – Chelsea (10 minutes)
Whew this workout was spicy! The intervals run was hard, but good. I’m enjoying Adrian as an instructor so far. The cycle class was hard since I did it after the run (probably should have done it before). Later on that afternoon I learned that Peloton added a new yoga instructor so I decided to take one of her classes and it did not disappoint! My hips definitely felt less tight after that class.
Thursday, May 28
Peloton Best of the Decade Bootcamp 12/28/19 – Jess (60 minutes)
Peloton Cool Down Run 11/12/19 – Jess (10 minutes)
This was such a great class! I needed a few days off from weights after the Murph workout so it felt good to use weights during the strength training portion of the class. I added in the cool down run since I was really focusing on intervals during the running portion of the workout.
Friday, May 29
Peloton Backstreet Boys Ride 5/17/19 – Cody (30 minutes)
Peloton Coldplay Ride 11/21/19 – Emma (30 minutes)
Peloton offers special “Artist Series” rides. These rides are collaborations with music artists and feature a playlist with songs exclusively from that artist. I’ve done a few of these before (Lizzo, JLo) but there are still a ton I haven’t taken. The series offers cycle, running and yoga classes. My goal is to get through all the classes in the series by the end of the summer – it should be fun!
Saturday, May 30
Peloton Red Hot Chili Peppers Ride 7/24/19 – Emma (45 minutes)
Peloton AHM: Classical Cool Down Ride 5/26/20 – Emma (10 minutes)
Continuing on my quest to take more of the Artist Series ride, I picked the RHCP ride. It was actually a lot of fun to rock out to this ride to start off my day, and I was amazed that I still knew most of the lyrics to the songs! The rest of the day was spent deep cleaning the kitchen. This has been on my to-do list since the beginning of the stay at home order and I finally did it…only took me 11 weeks. Honestly it was nice to have something to focus my energy on for a few hours.
Sunday, May 31
6.2 mile run
I completed this week’s run for the un-canceled project. This week’s theme was “joy”. Sorry, but I just don’t see anything joyful about this week. However, I was thankful for nice weather for the run.
I headed to the supermarket after my run. I like to go early to avoid as many people as possible. I think this mask kept people away, lol.
Total Weekly Mileage: 14.6 miles
Summary: 3 runs*, 7 cycle class (I don’t count warm up/cool down rides), 1 strength workouts and 1 bootcamp class.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs as well.
Grade This Week – A
Not a lot of strength training/boot camps this week as I was pretty sore from the Murph workout. My arms, shoulders and pecs were sore until Thursday. It’s a hard workout but I felt so satisfied when I finished it.
I closed out the month with some great Peloton accomplishments. Every month they have different challenges where you can achieve bronze, silver or gold status. I’m proud of myself for getting gold status for the May Activity Challenge (worked out more than 15 days in the month), May Cycling Challenge (cycle more than 150 miles in the month) and May Running Challenge (run more than 40 miles in the month). Since I’m not training for races, I like to use these challenges as something to strive for during my workouts. I hope I can also do the same in June. This is one way I’m staying motivated week after week.
Speaking of races, I was sad but not surprised, to hear that the Boston Marathon was canceled. I know how hard those runners worked to qualify for the race and my heart breaks for them. I know that they are offering a virtual option, but it’s just not the same. Also, a virtual marathon sounds like torture to me – I’m not sure I could run that many miles with no crowd support or other runners near me. After hearing about this cancelation, I don’t really have high hopes for other Fall races. I’m signed up for a half marathon in October but I won’t be surprised if it gets canceled or re-scheduled for 2021.
…and because I always like to end my post with a little humor..
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂