Every time I worked out the last two weeks (11/29 – 12/5 and 12/6 – 12/12)

Good morning! A little late sharing this and I’m sure you were at the edge of your seat. Did Nicole go to Physique57? Will she write again about her love for Flywheel?  What races will she overcommit to!?    Riveting stuff awaits you, my friends.

It’s twinkling and amazing in New York City right now. But also super warm.

Are you slowing down or picking up your workouts during the holiday season? I love this time of year. I love the holiday parties, the lights and that all of a sudden EVERYONE is covering pretzels in chocolate not just me. I’ve been working out a bit more not to directly combat the fact that I crush it on finger foods every where I go, but because my ankle has been feeling good and I want to take advantage of it.

Here’s what when down two weeks ago (11/29-12/5)

Sunday: Ran 6.25 miles. I ran the first 2 miles with Matt, Dana (Matt’s sister) and our friend Camilla. You might remember this cast of characters from the marathon post this year and last. This was a great run. I never felt drained. I spaced out for most of it. Then we went on a 7 mile walk.

Monday: My legs were feeling really sore still from the Fhitting Room, yes two days later. I was signed up for a Flywheel class but it didn’t happen. Woops.

Tuesday: I ran 2 miles on a treadmill and then went to physical therapy. Physical therapy sounds relaxing but it is basically a hour-long assault on my calves and butt. So there.

Wednesday: I woke early for a morning mixed-level Physique 57 class and then after work I tried Uplift Studios for the first time with a Sculpt Fusion class. Why did I do two really similar classes in the same day? I don’t know! I really wanted to spin after work, so I was searching the ‘pass for spin and somehow got lured into this Uplift class.


Friday: I was in DC for work and I woke up early bird-special style and ran 7 miles on the National Mall. It was cold but sunny and lovely.

monument run in DC
monument run in DC

This photo was taken last time I was in DC, ever since I bought a Garmin watch, I stopped running with my phone, so no more photos but the same view:


Saturday: Didn’t work out again. Not working out is the new working out. Please read my other blog on sitting on the couch and watching Homeland all day.

Last week (12/5-12/12)

Sunday: I ran 3 miles in Central Park and then took half of a Core Fusion Extreme class at Exhale. Why half?  I gave myself food poisoning in the form of morning pancakes. So I wasn’t feeling so hot. TMI?

Monday: Post-work pilates at Yogaworks with Matt. This was hard. Like a 60-minute attack on my abs. I haven’t taken classic pilates in a long time and I forgot how tough these classes can be.

Tuesday: Before work I went to a open-level pilates reformer class at Gramercy Pilates with my coworker. She is a regular and loves it the studio. I’ll second that emotion.

After work I went to NYRR running class. To be honest, I didn’t love the workout. We did a drill called “the centipede.” You run in a tight line and the person from the back sprints to the front whole the group keeps running forward. I didn’t love it because unless you were sprinting, you were running realllllly slowly. And I found it a bit of a waste. But all in all I ran 7 miles, so I was happy with the workout.

7 miles in central park

Wednesday: Pre-work Flywheel

Thursday: I was in Vegas for work but I did about 25 minutes of arms in the hotel gym using this workout from Peanut Butter Fingers:

upper body workout
from Peanut Butter Fingers
hello from the Wynn gym
repping NYRR at the Wynn gym

Friday: Didn’t work out, unless you count throwing this axe and riding this mechanical bull:

throwing an axe
i volunteer as tribute
riding a mechanical bull
a natural

Saturday: Didn’t work out

What about you? New Yorkers: any classes to recommend?


  1. December 14, 2015 / 8:30 am

    Looks like an awesome mix of workouts! I love Flywheel too! If you have the time you should try Bergen Wheeler’s studio Exhale. Her mom was my dance professor in college and from what I hear, she’s amazing!

    • Nicole
      December 14, 2015 / 9:02 am

      Awesome! Thank you for the tip, I’ll check her out! Who do you like at Flywheel?

    • Nicole
      December 14, 2015 / 2:21 pm

      Good to know! Peleton is very high on my “to try” list.

  2. December 14, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Sounds like you have a nice list of workouts! I actually work Front Desk at Row House Chelsea – so I’m bias and think you should give that a try 🙂 Other studios that I’m LOVING lately are Overthrow for boxing and Flex for pilates.

    • Nicole
      December 14, 2015 / 10:39 pm

      Thank you for the tips. I’ve been meaning to try Row House. I went to Flex this am for barre and loved it. It’s a great looking studio too.

  3. December 15, 2015 / 3:13 am

    Haha your description of physical therapy is spot on. My coworker recently asked me if she can start meeting with my PT instead of going to her personal trainer because it sounds like I’m getting a great workout. OMG. It’s basically 45 minutes of me trying not to show him how sweaty I am from doing 20 crunches and one legged bridges on the stability ball :/ Also, that run in DC sounds lovely! It’s such a fun city to run in!

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