Cross Training with Peloton

Happy New Year!

Finished up my 200th Peloton Ride this morning tackling the 30 Minute Calvin Harris ride hosted by trainer Ben Alldis. And not only was it my milestone 200th ride but it was also my new 30 minute PR on the Peloton! Not a bad way to start off the year.

I am an outdoor runner through and through. I can’t do a treadmill as the monotony is tough to tackle and I need to feel the fresh air while pounding the pavement. We have an elliptical that I use from time to time but do so while reading a book to pass the time. We decided to get a Peloton pre-pandemic and it has honestly been a game changer.

With a full library of cycling classes and live rides, I have found the Peloton to be a great way to cross-train and mix things up. The instructors are all great and the classes vary in terms of intensity, style, time and music. The playlists alone are an awesome benefit of the Peloton and the sweating that takes place on the bike truly is remarkable.

In addition to the rides, we love the meditation sessions that are available and are religious users of the meditations when falling asleep; perfect way to close out the day. There are also walking classes, running courses, stretching and workout classes that all comes as part of the bike package and monthly subscription fee. The monthly fee is comparable or better in terms of price than a gym and you can do it from the comfort and safety of your own home.

The Peloton has proven to be a nice cross-training option to supplement my running and I highly recommend it. If you are interested in a Peloton, please visit their website by clicking here. If you use my referral code of ED2KA4 you will save $100 on your Peloton purchase!

2020 Winter Solstice Distance Challenge

Looking for a fun challenge this winter? Join me for the 2020 Winter Solstice Distance Challenge!

This virtual running challenge will take place for the 89 days of winter between December 21st and March 20th and there are distance challenges of 189, 289, 389 or 489 miles to be run during that time period.

Race swag will be mailed to participants making this a fully virtual series that can be run anywhere. This is a great way to keep fit during the winter months and I’ll be running the 289 mile challenge requiring just over a 5K to be run each day of the challenge.

To join me in the 2020 Winter Solstice Challenge, please click here to register.

Get 15% Off Your First Purchase at Knockaround

As a reader of The Running Griffin you are invited to receive 15% off your first order of sunglasses from Knockaround! With a great lineup of sunglasses and ski goggles, you can find something for everyone with Knockaround and with 15% off you can pick up some great gifts for the outdoor enthusiast on our shopping list.

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Join me for the Virtual Revere Beach Pumpkin Dash

The Revere Beach Partnership is excited to announce the annual Revere Beach Pumpkin Dash and Kid’s Fun Run will be going virtual. In efforts to keep runners and supporters safe and healthy, they have made the decision to take the 2020 Pumpkin Dash online. I will be participating in the virtual 5K from Bridgewater, Massachusetts and encourage you to join me for the run wherever you call home!

Participants will have the option to run, walk, or bike a 5K road race all to support the Revere Beach Partnership the week of October 24th- 31st. This is a great opportunity to support an organization doing important work keeping Revere Beach a safe, clean and welcoming ocean-side beach location.

To register for the race please click here. Look forward to virtually running with you!