Friday, June 8, 2018

Fitness Friday - June 8

Fitness Friday

Currently Training For:

  • Dopey Challenge 2018 - Walt Disney World
  • Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon 2018 - New Orleans, LA 
  • Contraband Days 5 Miler 
  • 4 on the 4th
  • Rock n Roll San Antonino Half 
So for real, how long can I leave Dopey Challenge on my list? I mean, my body says it's still not over it...

Sunday - Rest Day
Monday - First day of Orangetheory!
Tuesday - Rest Day (cause I couldn't walk!)
Wednesday - Global Running Day - ran about a mile and a half total
Thursday - Orangetheory day 2!
Friday - Doing something, just not sure what yet! :) Way to have a plan, right?!

So if you've seen my instagram and read Tuesday's blog post, I'm sure you know that I drank the Orangetheory kool aid and I'm SUPER excited about it!

The fact that I like this type of environment surprises me because I was never one to attend classes at a gym (especially not "by myself" aka without a friend). I don't know if it was the excitement of something new or what, but on Monday, I walked in our Orangetheory, introduced myself, and the rest is history. Like a boss. Ok, not really....let's not get ahead of ourselves here. I'm still kind of shy and uncertain in unknown situations but ok whatever.

I also chose the chest strap heart rate monitor. After getting advice from several Orangetheory-ers, this is the one I decided to go with and I'm so glad - I barely even feel or notice it!

Day 1's workout was amazing and I fell in love immediately!

On Wednesday, I had a SUPER busy day (including my day at work) and although I ran about a half a mile in the hallways, I knew I needed to get an official run in, even if it was "only a mile".

It was hot and humid (and after 9 p.m.), but I did it anyway!

After it was all said and done, I realized my run wasn't a purposeful one but that's ok, you need those every once in a while. I actually spent the entire mile on the phone talking to my brother! Hah!

Back to that Orangetheory I could finally walk normal again but Thursday and decided to return! Only this time, a friend came along, too!

This workout was completely different from Monday's and was all about strength with weights and inclines on the treadmill.  It was SO hard to keep my heart rate in orange while on the weight floor. I kept dropping into the blue zone. My resting heart rate is around 68, so when I stop moving, it drops immediately. Oh well.

Despite that, it was still an amazing workout! I can definitely feel the weight work in my shoulders and back today!

...but we didn't die! That's good, right?!

For tomorrow's workout, I'm returning to Orangetheory bright and early! While walking to my car after work on Thursday, the humidity and heat hit me like a ton of bricks. "Feels like 99 degrees"...what is that, even?! I can honestly say I was so happy to be able to workout with a little AC!

The grand opening for our site is going to be on Tuesday, so that's when all the real fun will begin! I cannot wait!

How is your week going? Anything exciting happening for you this weekend?


  1. Thanks for sharing about what happens at Orange Theory! I had to laugh at your "finally able to walk again" - oh yeah, I've been there.

    1. RIGHT?! It was crazy how sore I felt the first week! It's much better now! :)

  2. I'm so glad you are enjoying Orange Theory so much! I'm like you in that I didn't really like group fitness classes but maybe I would like OT too!

  3. There's a soft opening for an Orangetheory near me, but the truth is it's generally easier for me to work out at home. Maybe I should just stay away. :)

    Nothing exciting this week. Which isn't always a bad thing.

  4. I'm taking another chill weekend. I'm finally seeing the Avengers. Since I'm not training, I can catch up on movies.

  5. That's fab that you are enjoying orange theory so much! People either love it or hate it

  6. So glad to hear you are enjoying OTF! I have been going for 2 years now and can't believe how much it has improved my running. I love that even though we do similar things there is so much variety that you never feel like you are doing the same thing.

    1. YES! I love that too!! Everyday is so different!


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