I rarely intend to do two-a-days, but sometimes two awesome workout opportunities come up in one day that I canâ€™t say no to.
The fabulous EmilyÂ had emailed me last week to see if I wanted to try out the November Project with her. UM, yes. I heard the (hot) founders speak at the Runnerâ€™s World marathon partyÂ and I loved the idea – a free fitness movement started in Boston to help people stay in shape during the cold winter months. The founders love high-fiving, hugging and cursing. Oh yeah, and running.Â
NYC is PASSIONATE about its fitness (or obsessive, whatever), so I was wondering when NP would start here!
Emily, totally borrowing from your Twitter, mmmk?
Iâ€™m not sure what I expected, but the workout certainly got my heart rate up andÂ got me giggling, all before 7:30 am.
We did three different circuits of figure-eight loops of the park (according to their blog, at least. All I remember was trying not to trip up the stairs) with intervals for step-ups and push-ups in between.
And then we did a relay race, NBD.
It was a super fun way to start the day and get a good workout in. It is the exact opposite of convenient for me – the whole adventure took more than 2 hours with travel, and I took a cab there. Still worth it. Apparently I am going back already next week, because by the time I got to work, the girl who runs our NYJL run club had seen my Instagram and sent out an email to run club saying we should go. Okay, fine 🙂
And then I went to SoulCycle after work with a coworker, thanks to a sweet gift card from Gia for my birthday. (If you have friends who do – or want to do – SoulCycle, a gift card is maybe the best thing you could ever get them.) We took Stringâ€™sÂ class. It was lots of hip-hop, including some throwback tunes, so it was awesome to rock out, too. By the end of the workout, my calves were shaking, they were so tired.
Do you ever do two-a-days? Fave combination?Â My favorite two-a-day combo ever is running + yoga, for sure.Â