All the workouts (and a tune!): 10/10 – 10/16

Hi lovelies.  How was your week?

Does anyone else read Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits blog? It’s on my Feedly feed, but I don’t read it every week. But I happen to take a look recently, and a post really hit home for me. I’ve been feeling a bit stressed. (I wrote about it here.)  Leo wrote about his method for dealing with stress and I thought it was worth sharing.

In other news, I want to start sharing a song of the week with these weekly fitness rundowns. Interested? Great. Let’s start right now.

This week’s tune: “I’m glad I hitched my apple wagon to your star” by The Boy Least Likely To

It’s not new, but I re-found it and re-fell in love with it. It’s upbeat and has a unique yet catchy sound.

Now for our regularly scheduled recap:

Monday: I took a class called “Endurance” at Uplift Studios. It was a fabulously fun and challenging workout. Lot’s of jumping around and tons of strength work with weights. Also, great 90s music.

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Every time I worked out last week (5/30 -6/5)

Hello pals. Happy Thursday!! Last week I changed my emphasis from running to strength training. I’m all new kinds of sore, but I think it’s the right move for my body and something I can pull off without any long races looming. (Though I do have a few shorter races coming up!)

Here’s what I got into:

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Every time I worked out last week (4/25 – 5/1)

The Brooklyn Half is a few weeks away and my long runs are getting long (to me). I have to recalibrate how long I can work out after a long run. (It’s Tuesday and I’m still feeling Saturday’s run.) All in all, it was a lovely and busy week. Here’s what went down:

Monday: Uplift Express. I’ve taken 3 classes at Uplift and this place always exceeds expectations. More on this studio here!

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I tried Uplift Studios

Have you tried  Uplift Studios on 23rd Street in Flatiron? Before last week, I hadn’t.

I’d heard great things, so when I was searching ClassPass for a post-work class that I could attend barefoot, Sculpt Fusion fit the bill. (For more on Uplift fandom, check out this post by Theodora, the blogger behind Preppy Runner.)

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