Just a few random thoughts from my workouts last week:
I asked myself if I was running enough and then quickly said – running enough for what? This is literally my internal battle for five years now since I drastically cut back from high mileage and never returned to it. I like my lower running mileage and definitely love the Equinox class variety I have going on right now BUT the runner in me still tugs at my feelings – but never wins.
My blog is 10 years old this week. 10 YEARS. 10 years ago when I started this blog I was a member of Lifetime, taking spin classes, running a whole lot, and utilizing the Lifetime kids club for my son. My son was 9 at the time and is now 19 (!!) and now we both belong to Equinox – just different locations.
To think that 10 years ago, I hadn’t begun to take barre yet, and rarely did anything but cardio. I may have run a lot of races back then but I would say I’m stronger now and definitely more flexible!
10 years ago was the time period when bloggers were the influencers and social media wasn’t too much of a thing — the below picture is from the Fitness Magazine Meet and Tweet — they wanted you tweeting from the event, because Twitter was the popular platform back then. Instagram had barely become a thing and reels and tik toks weren’t around yet.
Last Week’s Workouts
- 3 days included running
- 2 spin classes
- 2 barre classes
- 2 pilates classes
- 1 walking class
- 1 yoga class
Monday – 15 Min Run + 45 Min Barre (strap, block, ball, 2 lb weights)
I love a quick warm-up run! Also, this barre class incorporated allll the equipment.
Tuesday – 60 Min Pilates Fusion (yoga block)
Wednesday – 30 Min Run + 30 Min Walk (treadmill)
It’s funny how running became my “day off” — I needed a day off from classes, even though I hated to miss the barre class that uses the bala bangle ankle weights.
Thursday – 60 Min Barre (2 lb weights, ball, band)
It was a toss-up between barre or vinyasa yoga today. I made my decision first thing in the morning and based it upon waking up on the early side which put me in the barre time slot vs the later yoga time slot.
Friday – 15 Min Run + 45 MIn Spin (Anthem Ride)
Saturday – 45 Min Spin (Anthem Ride) + 60 Min Vinyasa Yoga
I stuck around after spin for a yoga class and I’m so glad I did. Also, this particular yoga class goes so fast. It’s an hour but feels like 20 minutes.
Sunday – 45 Min Precision Walk Elevate + 45 Min Pilates (pilates ring)
Today’s incline walk class ranged inclines from 3 – 15% but is broken down into 1 minute and 30 second intervals that it goes so fast!