Monday: Pilates Pro class at Pilates ProWorks West Loop
Tuesday: 4.1 miles in 46 minutes, 11:04 pace
Wednesday: Megaformer class at Studio Lagree Old Town
Friday: 6 hours of volunteering at packet pickup
Saturday: F^3 Lake Half Marathon, 13.1 miles in 2:26:35
Sunday: Rest / subbed a couple burlesque classes
Total Miles: 17
Total Time: 5hr 2min
Obviously, the highlight of the week was the half marathon. After limping through my last half marathon with runners knee (in 2014), it felt so amazing to be able to get through one with no pain (in my knee … my hips felt tight due to a lack of stretching and yoga for the past few weeks).
Checking out the Pilates Pro class at Pilates ProWorks was a nice surprise as well! If you’ve been following along at all, you know that I love megaformer classes, and go to Studio Lagree a lot. I’ve tried some traditional Pilates Reformer classes and personally found that they aren’t challenging enough for me. The Pilates Pro class at Pilates ProWorks was like a hybrid of megaformer and Reformer. It’s a great option for me because I use ClassPass and Studio Lagree spots book up really quickly, so this is a nice alternative. Plus their West Loop location is pretty convenient for me.
Speaking of megaformers, Studio Lagree also opened up a new location in Old Town, which still isn’t necessarily convenient for me, but doable, and seems to be easier for me to get into a class there than their River North location. However, I hear they are opening a West Loop location as well, which will be so much more convenient for me.
I also had a lot of fun subbing for Nina‘s burlesque classes at Vaudezilla on Sunday. It was a lot of fun and I’m excited for my own workshops next month! I’m teaching Strong & Sexy and A Modern Chorus Line. More info here (scroll down and look for Kitten Von Purr).
However, right now I’m dealing with some sinus crap (so happy it’s not the flu though!) so this week has been pretty lazy. Consider it hardcore recovery after the half marathon. I am still debating my next big race though. I’m doing the Shamrock Shuffle (of course) at the end of March and the Chicago Spartan Sprint at the end of June. I’m debating a few options for 10-milers or half marathons in May (the Southwest Half in Palos Heights, the Quarryman 10 in Lemont, the Chicago Spring Half, the Soldier Field 10). I’ll probably wait a few more weeks to register for anything.