The first weekly wrap of the year should be filled with reports of awesome workouts inspired by New Year’s Resolutions, goals for 2018, or just the drive to get back to it after the holidays, but that’s now how the first week of 2018 went down for me. You know what they say about the best laid plans ….
Words of wisdom on the slopes!
My best laid plans for this week were to get in my studio workouts (Orange Theory, CycleBar, and CorePower Yoga) before we headed to Park City for a long weekend of skiing. By the time we boarded our plan, I had only made it to one of those studios—although I did go there twice.
January 1 started off strong. I went to the very first Orange Theory Fitness class of the year at my studio, and it was a great workout.
But my car told me that my “battery [was] discharging” and that I should “recharge battery” which was not a good sign. After some research on-line, we determined that my car needed a new battery, which meant I would have to drive our old Tahoe until I could get my car fixed.
My original plan for January 2 was to go to yoga since I’d miss my usual Friday class, but my car issues made that complicated. When I go to yoga I don’t get to work until after 8:00, and I wanted to get in early so I could leave early to drop my car off. So, instead of yoga I did a strength workout at home, focusing on moves we hadn’t covered in OTF on Monday.
January 3 I was back at Orange Theory. While that first 4:15 alarm of the year was tough, I was glad I wasn’t running outside since temperatures were still in the low teens.
On January 4 I was supposed to go to CycleBar for a friend’s free birthday ride class (I think it is so cool that they do this!) but I hadn’t set my alarm correctly, and didn’t wake up until too late. 🙁 That probably worked out for the best since we had gotten a few inches of snow (enough to delay the federal government and close all schools!) and I was able to wrap up a work project that had to get done before I headed out for vacation. I briefly considered a mid-day OTF class, but decided a rest day was in order.
That’s because the rest of the week—January 5-7–was spent skiing! The snow conditions were not fantastic but the weather was great—so much more pleasant that it was for our trip last year.
Did you know you can track skiing on your Garmin Fenix? I learned that my favorite run is about 1.25 miles long and I averaged about 12 mph.
How was your first week of 2018?
Have any of your best laid plans gone awry already?