Greetings from the sorta friendly skies (where this post was started.)Â
Iâ€™m heading down to Miami to play with Gia, MeggieÂ and K-Scott (aka RB on Giaâ€™s blog.) Oh, and I guess run a half on Sunday. I havenâ€™t been running much at all lately, so this will be a big science experiment to see how well one can run in the heat after not running for a while. Cool.
This is also my first vacation day since starting my new job in October. I actually was really lucky and took a bunch of trips last year – St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Sonoma, OBX, Hamptons, Dallas – but from February on, I had so much looming uncertainty hanging over my head. As much as I tried to just be there in the moment, it was hard not to worry about what awaited me upon return. Now, I leave knowing Iâ€™m coming back to a job I love, my upcoming birthday, my Junior League ball, and some more exciting stuff I can blog about soon but not yet!
Iâ€™ve been using this running downtime to do whatever damn workout I please – and Iâ€™m loving that. Hereâ€™s what this week of workouts has looked like for me:
Sunday:Â SoulCycle for Meggieâ€™s birthday. I love Soul but try to make it a special treat that I save for when no other workout sounds appealing. Iâ€™d been sick all of last week, so the first few songs were tough, but the arm section (which comes about 2/3 of the way in) came around before I knew it.
Monday:Â Didnâ€™t get into an Uplift class in the morning, and went for drinks with my dear friend Julie at night. Totally worth skipping a workout for.
Tuesday:Â CardioSculpt at workâ€¦because I work at a fitness company. We usually have a few people working out to one of our videos every day, which is really cool. I usually donâ€™t tear myself away from my desk unless I have no other workout planned or a slower workday, though.
Wednesday AM:Â OMG, Wednesday. I started the day off with Strength at Uplift. To be honest, I wanted to cancel this class because I was planning on going to CrossFit at night for an event, but it was too late by the time I remembered this on Tuesday night.Â
Wednesday PM:Â My boss got invited to a CrossFit media event at CrossFit NYCÂ and brought me as her plus-one, because sheâ€™s hazing me. For you CrossFit people: we did Fight Gone Bad. For none-CrossFit people: this is one of their benchmark workouts that they use to measure your progress. It was a five-exercise circuit that included one minute each of: rowing, overhead presses, kettlebell swings, wall balls (sweet Jesus) and box jumps. You teamed up with a partner and each person did the circuit three times while the other person counted their reps and cheered them on.Â
I did a CrossFit workout once at the Reebok CrossFit, and they definitely went pretty easy on us since it was a media event. That didnâ€™t happen this time. This workout was totally legit, and I really get now why you CrossFit people like this stuff, BUT we were one of three classes going on at the time, which was incredibly overwhelming to me.
Thursday PM:Â I try to go to Uplift in the morning because I can just get it out of the way and then donâ€™t have to worry about getting stuck at work or fun plans coming up that I canâ€™t do because I have a workoutâ€¦ but that means I miss out on Chelseaâ€™s class. I <3 her Sculpt Fusion class so much and Iâ€™m always happy when I can fit it in. But good lord were my muscles sore from CrossFit, particularly my shoulder muscles.
Weâ€™re staying at Canyon Ranch this weekend, which Iâ€™m really excited for. Gia says they have lots of fitness classes, but Iâ€™d be happy to just do a whole bunch of yoga. Or lay on the beach.
^ Pre-landing. We went for a run and then spent most of the afternoon by the pool.Â
Tell me about your week of workouts! And where youâ€™d escape to right now if you could?Â