500!

A year of Peloton Milestones!

Hello there! It’s been a hot minute since I posted, and a few months since I posted about Peloton, so I was a bit overdue for any update 🙂

This morning, I hopped on at 6 AM for a live ride with one of my favorite new instructors, Bradley Rose, of the London studio. I have to say, as I approached this 500th ride milestone, I was very adamant about finding a class that would fit in my schedule (since I usually ride at night, but with the time zones, morning are usually a better bet for me to ride uninterrupted v. afternoon live classes), but when I found out that this class would feature a Pop Punk playlist, it was a no-brainer!

Now, I must admit – I do take these milestone rides quite seriously, and therefore, am sure to prepare with my little photo setup, freshly inflated balloons (fun fact – I didn’t have to buy any new number balloons this time – I save the extras in a drawer, and put the “current’ milestone number up on the wall). Since this was a pop-punk theme, I even changed up the makeup and accessories a bit, and added black nail polish for effect 😉 All details that probably only I care about, but it is fun and helps me prepare for a momentous ride!

I logged in a few minutes early, and was delighted to see a group of friends joining me (hi Jen, Michelle, Ali and Sarah!) and from the jump, it was a high-energy ride. I didn’t know the playlist beforehand, but I checked it afterward and it was definitely a nostalgic listen/experience:

  • Feeling This – Blink-182
  • Basket Case – Green Day
  • I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At the Disco
  • Irresistible – Fall Out Boy
  • The Kids Aren’t Alright – The Offspring
  • Swing, Swing – The All-American Rejects
  • Hear You Me – Jimmy Eat World

I of course had *planned* to not go all-out in this ride as I had just taken a stack the night before and foolishly believed if I took it easy this morning I wouldn’t have to take another shower within 12-hours of the last one, but that thought was quickly discarded when I went for every push Bradley prescribed, and did the best to chase Michelle up the leaderboard (she is a BEAST!!!) As we edged closer to the end of 20-minutes, I resigned to the fact that I would need another shower and hightailed that output into a 6-point PR!

Other fun highlights? I got another SHOUTOUT! My second one ever (first was from Leanne in my birthday/400th ride this past April), and it was just a few minutes in (during Green Day), so that was pretty great.

So, what’s next with Peloton goal-setting?

I recently re-tested my FTP, and have started on the “Build Your Power Zones” program, so that’s 3-classes a week focusing on zones, plus any other fun rides, and of course, running as my first marathon back (!!!) will take place at the end of the month. I have decided that marathon will be a placemaker to see where I am, fitness-wise, and to decide on the next round of goals.

Thanks again to all who gave high-5’s on the ride, all who have sent congratulations, and everyone who has supported me on this fun little obsession.

Until next time, see you on the Leaderboard!!!

Love,

#MinnieVanMom

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