Ran Through Week 7 Of My Orange Theory Fitness Challenge

7 weeks in the Orange Theory books!! This past week I was so busy, like really darn busy, so it was hard for me to focus on everything that was going on with myself. Such is life sometimes. Although, that doesn’t mean I missed any of my 4 workouts. I still nailed them all. They are what make my world go round every week, there is no chance I would miss out on my OT time.

I am so happy that I am in the marathon, it just gives me more reason to push. It’s funny, I remember when I first started this little 8 week journey, I felt like I was getting my ass totally and completely kicked. Pretty much like I got hit by a bus. It was intense. Now though, its the other way around, my body is changing week by week, and its getting fitter and fitter. So now I have to go in there begging myself to kick my own ass! It’s a true story. I want to push my limits. It feels so good! Well, not always at the time….

Since the Marathon is on this month, I am all about getting those miles! Running my little heart out on that OT hamster wheel.

Somehow or another I got roped into signing up for the Ultra?! I think I have to make like 31 miles by the end of the month. Yah, you heard me(well, read me), MILES, not kilometers. Man, sometimes it’s way to easy to convince me to do things.

Fine, fine, once again twist my OT lovin arm. I got this though! I won’t have it any other way. I can’t let myself down, I am too awesome to myself to allow that to happen.

Monday I started off the week in Leanne’s class at Creekside ready to push!

Ummm, which weight to choose?! Decisions, decisions….


Leanne seriously just exudes happy positive energy. It’s awesome.  She had the music pumping, and I was having a dance party in my head – I almost had one on the treadmill, but that would not have ended pretty. Just don’t do it.

I wasn’t totally sure what I was supposed to do for the Marathon other then run. So that is what I did. I thought about asking questions, but Monday fog was clouding over, so I just went with the flow. I was just happy to be there getting those splat points.

Tuesday I was keen to get pushed! Sometimes you need it. Push your limits, go that much further. I can always count on head coach Ronnie for this at the Creekside location.  

Tough fitness love, just the way I like it. Do you know how much better you feel when you went that much further and harder then you otherwise would have.  

I push myself normally, but much harder in Ronnie’s class.  

 It helps that she has eyes like a Hawk, and doesn’t miss a darn thing. Although, sometimes that scares me too. ‘Don’t pass out and look like a wimp Petrena!’ I swear I have almost had to peel myself off the floor a couple times. I am pretty sure Ronnie knows I go into her classes asking for it. 

Honestly though, I love that. It’s those moments that you get to see what your made off.

Thursday I was back in Royal Oak in Justin’s class.  

With everything but my heart rate monitor. Well, I may have also lost my marbles. Can you believe I forgot my heart rate monitor?! Seriously, that is the only thing other then yourself and your water bottle that you need to bring to OT. It’s not something I typically forget. Luckily, they have ones to lend….

Although, I forgot to give it back after and didn’t realize until I got home – I had to go back to return it.

Oh, who am I kidding?! It was just my excuse to go back to OT. I just can’t get enough of it.

Justin was peppy(I been waiting for my opportunity to use that word) and happy, making his rounds in the class, and motivating all the eager little OTer’s. This whole week I have been diggin the beats that the trainers have been playing. 

 Seeing as how I have not been getting along with my shoe laces the past couple weeks, I pulled out the old double knot! Oh yah baby, who’s coming untied now?! Not my shoe laces, that’s for darn sure. I won’t be having any marathon setbacks!’

I know I said I wanted to come 5 times this week, and that is because, I did want to! So my intentions were to go Saturday and Sunday. However, I injured my foot and couldn’t walk very well on Saturday, so I couldn’t go…. It was a sad day. Let me tell you. I toyed with the idea of going anyway, but also knew better. I didn’t want to make it worse.

If feet weren’t so important! I tell yah…..

I did finish week 7 off on Sunday at Royal Oak in Taryn’s class.   It also just so happened to be my first time joining one of her classes.

Just when you thought I had seen them all.

As if I could ever not like a trainer at OT though.. Once again, she was super awesome! She was also super awesome at helping me get some great material to share with all of you fine folks. 

 It was an endurance class, which is perfect for me, as it helps chalk up those miles for the Marathon. I think I am up to just shy of 8 miles, which means 23 more to go. This week I best not injure myself and get 5 days in!

Some clips from the week.

I can’t believe I am already going into week 8. I know I have said this before, but I will still say it again. Time freaken flies!! Especially when your using your time doing something you love and in an environment you love. But I always make sure to enjoy every workout. It’s one awesome workout at a time.

It’s you and me week 8! Your both an ending and an awesome beginning. Let’s go!!

Author: Petrena Schell

Petrena Schell is a millennial woman passionate about travel, adventure, health, and living a high vibe life. She is here to share, inspire and motivate you to live the happiest, healthiest, most adventurous life of your dreams. See the best places and do the most amazing things.

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