I finally took a Power Zone class on my Peloton and I loved it. Andrew and a few of you have told me to do this forever, and I finally got up the courage to try it out. My breathing was more controlled during this class compared to the classes I usually take, but my legs were toast by the end. They felt like complete jello, and I have never had my quads fatigue as much as they did on Saturday. I loved the longer intervals (5/6 minutes) vs. the shorter, more Tabata-type intervals, and I’ll be back for more of these. I hit a new pr too! Now, I need to take an FTP test (20 minutes ALL OUT) to determine my threshold and exact power zones.
I went through my large water bottle in the first half of the class!
Brooke woke up and wanted to ride her electric bike, so I just ran a few easy miles next to her. I loved chatting before she left.
This bike/run combo made me question how in the world people run a marathon after riding 112 miles on the bike.
We dropped Brooke off with some of her family to head to her family reunion, and then we hit up TJ’s. Skye sobbed after we dropped Brooke off but luckily some mangoes brightened her day.
Next stop= A strength for runners class on the Peloton app. Beck helped me out by requiring plenty of pause breaks along the way.
The house was a lot quieter than usual this last weekend.
Such an easy lunch from TJ’s…
I mashed up 18 cups of strawberry to make freezer jam. I use the lower sugar recipe on the pectin jar for our jam; it always tastes amazing. We are set with jam for a while.
PS a pastry cutter makes it easy to mash strawberries perfectly if you don’t have a potato masher.
The rest of the weekend was spent celebrating Andrew and our dads!
I made Andrew homemade in-n-out animal-style fries, and they tasted even better than in the restaurant, IMO.
On Sunday we had my mom’s lasagna and it will always be my favorite food.
A reminder for me and anyone else who needs to remember this—> Nothing is good for us. Life isn’t a competition over who can be the busiest. Taking time to do nothing (or be bored–> I remind my kids of this often and reply, “GOOD” whenever they tell me they are bored:) is very important in so many ways.
I made sure to do ‘nothing’ whenever I could this weekend, it was lovely.
Those of you that run AFTER biking, please share how in the world you do this.
Tell me what your run or workout is today. I love reading what you are doing!
What was the best thing you ate this last weekend? Are you good at doing nothing?
-I’m working on it!