Happy Thursday! How was your week? Just looking at last week’s recap make me tired. There was so much I wanted to do and I wore myself out doing it.
Here’s what I got into:
Monday: Barry’s Bootcamp (arms and abs day with Patrick Frost)
Wednesday: 4-mile morning run in Central Park
beautiful morning run around the reservoir
I made myself a training schedule for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler. (Read last year’s recap!) The race is the first weekend in April and I’m slowly building up to 10 miles. This weekend I was meant to do a 5-mile run. 5 miles isn’t a crazy distance for me. It’s something I can do on a week day. But I had it on the calendar for Sunday and I was committed to getting it done.
The weather in NYC on Sunday was gnarly: Cold, wet and sleeting. I didn’t want to head to Central Park and get rained on for an hour. I saw that Dori had taken TWO classes in a row at Mile High Run Club (a treadmill studio) the day before to complete her long run; I was inspired. I’ve tried all of MHRC’s other classes but have always been intimidated by their tough 60-minute program. I knew if I wanted to get to 5 miles through intervals (ie: not running straight through), I would need 60 minutes. (I usually cover nearly 5 miles but not over 5 miles in their 45-minute class called High 45 since there are walking/recovery breaks built into the 45-minute class.) So I bit the bullet and signed up for Mile High Run Club’s 60-minute class called “The Distance.”
What is this class about?
Here is a play by play of what went down.
It’s been a while since I wrote one of these posts and there has been so much I’ve been loving recently.
Here are the first two posts in the series:
Since I recently did a big cleanse, healthy eating has been top of mind. A lot of this post’s favorites are food related. Here we go.
I am no newbie to the barre scene. I’m a devoted Physique 57 fan and I’ve tried all the major studios: Exhale, Barre3, Pure Barre, FlyBarre and Xtend Barre. I’ve even taken a barre class in Panama. But recently, I’ve fallen hard for Pop Physique. This LA-based studio opened in NYC last year and I’ve had nothing but fabulous experience sinces.
Pop Physique, I love you. Let me count the ways.
Happy Wednesday! ICYMI, this January, I went gluten-free, caffeine-free, alcohol-free, processed sugar-free, nut-free, and vegan all at once. Here’s what happened. Have you ever tried anything like this?
Last week’s fitness recap
Monday: Pop Physique (still loving it)