Happy Monday! Did you have a long weekend? Did you do anything fun? I spent the weekend in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (I had a hair and make up trial for my wedding!!!). Here’s how I spent the last week in workouts.
Tuesday: Lyon’s Den Power Yoga hour-long class with Matt (Hey, it was Valentine’s Day!) They played power ballads and it was taught by John Murray who was an awesome instructor. Sign me up for more.
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.
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)
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Now a few housekeeping items. (Sorry Matt, this is the only housekeeping I plan to do this week.)
Thank you to everyone who entered the REI Giveaway Sweeps. I’d like to congratulate commenter JUANITO! (real name: Jon Goren) on being the randomly selected winner! (I used a random number generator, FYI.) Jon, check your email for your gift card!
A few weeks ago, I participated in Kale with a Side of Fries‘ two-week winter detox jam. I am going to write about my experience soon, for sure. Since the detox, I’ve had a renewed excitement for healthy cooking. I wanted to bake something sweet. I scoured the internet for a healthy muffin recipe and found this 5-ingredient one from the blog Pinch of Yum. The recipe is super simple and the muffins were delicious. I used these gluten-free oats from Bakery on Main. They have 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per serving! (No one is paying me to say this. Though I would be open to accepting dollars, OKAY Bakery on Main?)
Here’s this week’s workout recap!