This week we celebrated a big transition in our family as our son graduated from college. Of course we are proud that he graduated with a B.S. in math and physics, and that he was inducted into the mathematics honor society, but we also are proud of the person that he has become.
He made some really good friends over these past four years, and I know that in order to make good friends he had to be a good friend. His eagerness to introduce me to his “tribe” and spend time together was the icing on the cake of a joyful graduation weekend.
Monday: My first 5:00 am Orange Theory Fitness class!
Did you see my detailed review of Orange Theory Fitness?
That 4:15 am alarm was rough but the class was great. I started on the rowing machine so I would be fully warmed up and awake before I had my turn on the treadmill. That strategy paid off since I was able to push my pace and get my heart rate into the orange zone.
Tuesday: I knew my body needed some TLC, so I started my day with the 25 min Twists program from my Rodney Yee AM Yoga For Your Week DVD and then did about 30 min of strength (mostly upper body and core).
Wednesday: 45 min indoor cycling
Thursday: 45 min strength (mostly upper body and core)
60 min Core Power Yoga — it felt so good to get back to the mat!
Friday: 8 mile run
With rain in the forecast for Saturday, I decided to squeeze in a long run before work on Friday. It was such a gorgeous morning! I ran from my office to the Washington Monument and around Capitol Hill–a classic D.C. loop. While there were a number of other runners out, it was only fraction of the number I saw running in Central Park last week.
Saturday: I wanted to go to a 7:00 am Orange Theory Fitness class, but realized I didn’t have quite enough time to do that, shower, and eat breakfast before we had to head out of town. Since it was raining, I made up my own OTF-style workout, alternating 10-15 min on the treadmill with 10 min of strength for a total of about 75 minutes (4.25 mi). I know I didn’t push myself quite as hard as I would have at the studio, but it was a solid workout.
Sunday: My only exercise Sunday was helping load up the car with my son’s stuff, and then helping carry it all up to his room at home. 🙂
This week will be another week of transitions, as we adjust to having our son at home. He’s promised to fix dinner, and that’s a change I am happy to get used to.
Are facing any transitions this month?