I thought today I would share what my workouts have looked like so far this week.
I haven’t mentioned it yet on the blog—mostly because I took a giant HIATUS while we were moving and settling in—but I’ve dropped out of the Detroit Free Press Marathon for October. I got super busy with all the junk that comes along with running (and adopting a puppy) and couldn’t keep up with the high mileage. If the break had come earlier in marathon training I probably could have picked back up, but I felt like I had missed too many high-mileage runs to continue, enjoy the process/race, and actually achieve my goal. There will be more marathons, though… don’t doubt that!
One of the things I’ve looked forward to in returning The States is finding a gym that I loved. J and I are very lucky to have a small fitness room in our apartment complex, but I wanted a membership somewhere I can take classes and meet other like-minded people. Enter a group-deal website a few weeks back. The website was hosting a very good deal for two months of membership at a local gym and I couldn’t refuse. I joined on Tuesday and have enjoyed both of the classes I’ve taken so far.
Monday: 15-minute cardio + 2 sets upper body strength training
Tuesday: RPM (spinning) class
Wednesday: BodyPump class
Thursday: rest day
The RPM and BodyPump classes were firsts for me! I was especially nervous about the BP class, but in the end I enjoyed both of them—but Holy crap was the RPM class hard! I’m planning to take another Pump class tomorrow with the same instructor because I loved her so much!
So far I’m really enjoying my new gym—and the fact that I can fit in a quick run or ST session at our apartment.