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.
Thursday: NOTHING DID NOT WORKOUT.
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.
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.
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:
Friday: Didn’t work out, unless you count throwing this axe and riding this mechanical bull:
Saturday: Didn’t work out
What about you? New Yorkers: any classes to recommend?