Baby, it’s cold outside! That was definitely the theme for this week. It was so cold during the week that I couldn’t take any lunchtime walks. My job is located not too far from the water so when it’s cold outside it seems EXTRA cold there!
Despite the weather, it was a good week. I worked out every day and actually felt pretty good during all my workouts except Saturday’s run (didn’t sleep that great on Friday night). I did 4 runs this week and my PF didn’t flare up at all so I’m thrilled about that. For some reason it did bother me a little on Friday’s walk, but maybe that’s because I was on my feet for a longer period of time? I’m not really sure but I’m going to continue doing all of my pre-hab exercises.
Here were my workouts for this week:
Monday, January 14
4.5 mile run + 5 minute post run stretch (Peloton) + resistance band workout (10 mins)
Started off the with a great run. This run felt really strong.
Tuesday, January 15
90’s spinning class (45 minutes) + hip hop spinning class (45 minutes) + 5 minute post-ride stretch (Peloton)
I felt like I needed a really good sweat when I got home from work so I doubled up on my Peloton spinning classes. To say my legs felt like jello by the end of the 90 minutes is an understatement.
Wednesday, January 16
2 mile run + total body workout (40 minutes)
I skipped my weekly boot camp class and decided to take a strength type class on the Gixo app. Through my affiliation with FitApproach, I was able to take a free class on the app. I was really impressed with the coaching I received throughout the class and I would definitely recommend the app. If you’ve never used Gixo and want to try a free class, send me a direct message on Instagram (I have a code that I can give to ONE person)!
Thursday, January 17
3 mile run + hip hop spinning class (30 minutes)
I was able to squeeze in this workout during my lunch break. The spinning class was actually live which was super fun. I was happy with what I was able to accomplish in an hour!
Friday, January 18
Core strength class (10 minutes) + 1 hour walk
This was technically my rest day but I felt the need to get in some movement.
Saturday, January 19
4 mile run + 5 minute post run stretch + HIIT cardio class (15 minutes)
I decided to get in a workout before the impending storm. It was actually a balmy 24 degrees which was pretty perfect for running and I warmed up quickly.
Sunday, January 20
Strength training (15 minutes) + Peloton Live DJ Ride (45 minutes)
Luckily the storm wasn’t nearly as bad as expected, but I still opted for an indoor workout. Unfortunately we’re getting buckets of rain today which will turn to ice overnight once the temps drop. Will definitely need to be careful tomorrow, that’s for sure!
Total Weekly Mileage: 13.5 miles
Summary: 4 runs, 4 spinning classes, 1 HIIT class, 2 strength training classes and 1 core class
Grade This Week – A
I’m happy with my workouts this week. I feel like I tried to get a little bit of everything. I still need to do more with weights so I’m trying to figure out how to weave that into my workouts. I probably should have also thrown in a yoga workout as well. There’s always room for improvement!
It was a great mail week too! I received my first package from BibRave. I now feel official as I have the singlet, trucker hat and Buff 🙂 I also received a Weight Watchers cookbook I ordered with my WellnessWins points from the app. I took a quick scan of it and I already see many recipes I would love to try.
Wednesday was my mom’s birthday! When we gave my mom her gifts, something funny happened. My sister and I realized that we got my mom the exact same birthday card. We went shopping on different days and at different stores – what are the odds?!?!
On Thursday I hit my 50th Peloton spinning class AND even got a special shoutout from the instructor at the end of class 🙂 The instructors always try to give shout outs to anyone that hits a milestone during class. My next milestone will be at 75 rides.
Soo…I saw this tweet yesterday and just had to re-tweet it with a comment.
I don’t understand the need to judge people for how they exercise? I don’t care how you exercise, I’m just happy that your body is moving and during calories! Sure, it’s expensive and I couldn’t afford that particular treadmill, but so what? If someone can and it motivates them to workout, that’s awesome! She did post an apology tweet later on that night which I appreciated, but I’m still not sure why she felt the need to slam treadmills and Peloton.
That’s it for this week!
What were the highlights of your week? Did you get a lot of snow this weekend?