Friday, January 28, 2011


So, I said I was going to try Spin class today for the first time. Despite some time constraints that I thought were going to derail my plans, I made it. I actually showed up at the gym thinking I would probably just hop on the treadmill for a quick 30 minute run, but I ran into the two friends who had signed me up in the first place and I don't think they were going to take no for an answer.

Well, here's the good news about my first Spin class experience: I didn't puke. (I thought about it a few times, though. Good times.) The bad news is that I may not walk tomorrow. Luckily, tomorrow is Saturday, so I can moan and groan and limp around the house if I want to. (I might be exaggerating slightly.)

Some things I learned today:
  • Being able to run 5+ miles on the treadmill in 45 minutes does NOT mean a 45 minute Spin class will be cake. I found this kind of disappointing.
  • If I'm going to keep going to Spin class, I need to get me some padded bike shorts!! Fo' shizzle!!
  • For me, music can make all the difference in a workout. I was just so-so on the music the Spin instructor used. Neither "Car Wash" or "Livin' La Vida Loca" are my idea of motivating songs. But, I'm not judgin'. Everybody has different stuff that does it for them. Those just didn't work for me. And, to further illustrate the difference in musical taste: the instructor put on the last song for the cool-down and she says to the class "see if you can figure out what this song is from!" Well, I hear the first three notes and shout out "Ray LaMontagne!" (The song was 'Trouble') She didn't hear me and goes on to say that it's from some commercial about a dog who has this bone he's trying to put in a safe place, and he ends up taking it to some bank to put it in a safe deposit box. I'm lost--I've never seen this commercial. And, then, not having heard that I already said who sings the song, she starts saying that it's by some scruffy looking guy from the 70's. (Nope.) I say his name again and she hears me this time, and I say to the girl on my left "I'm pretty sure he's younger than me." Clearly, I was not among folks who share similar taste in music. But, she did use a few good Hip Hop songs that kept me peddling, so it all worked out.

I'm glad I went today. My legs were feeling pretty darn shaky as I left the gym. But, I'm feeling pretty good now that I went to eat lunch with Grace at her school. I took us sandwiches from Mr. Goodcents (that's kinda like Subway, for you non-Midwesterners). My girl loves a good sandwich! We shared some cheddar Sun Chips and a chocolate chip cookie, both of which we had to scarf down at a rediculous rate since they only have a 25 minute lunch period.

The sun is out today and it's supposed to get up into the 50's. Great running weather! But, I think I've maxed out for the day. I'm off to find the Advil!

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha. Your spin story is so funny. So glad you had a good workout. My spin instructor last night was so great. He was intense though. Pushed us hard core. An hour of yoga and and ice bath afterwards was just what I needed. :)