Remember I mentioned to you I had been at this thing for a while? Well, 'Way Back When Wednesdays' is a new segment I will be adding from time to time instead of my current Wednesday posts. WBWW will feature short stories I wrote way back when I first started working out and wanted to be
. Today's post, 'Oh!' is about starting out in spin class. I first wrote this in September 2008. skinty
Not only am I still in the game, but progressing along nicely. I've been back to the gym now for two weeks. Right now I am doing spinning classes at 5:45pm with a little bit of upper body weights. I didn't want to overwhelm myself in the beginning.
Let me tell you. This Monday I walk into class and it is packed. I'm surprised because I've been coming to class off and on for about six weeks and it has never been crowded. Finally, I find a bike and ask my 7ft gorgeous male neighbor, whom I am also seeing for the first time and what a sight, what's happening? His reply was simply that Gladwin's classes are always full.
OMG, I look around and find that there are a lot of new faces and guess what? They were warming up even before the instructor got there. Not slackers like me who won't even get on the bike until the very last minute, cause you know. It hurts!
Look, Monday after class I was in pain, but a little later like midnight the bottom of my spine hurt so much I had to resign to being still to ease the pain. It was at that point I said, "Goodnite!"
The next day everything was bruised from my tailbone to my
, thighs included. I quietly prayed that I wouldn't have to go to the doctor for help. Girl! How would I explain it? Surely they would think I had been having really rough sex. I wish! I could see me now trying to explain that my husband was away and I got the bruises from my spin class and blah blah blah. Imagine that. But then again, there was the 7ft puff . . . . Ok, ok. .
Alright, back to the class. Gladwin is psycho sick, ok. Crazy but I
it. Spin, by Gladwin, was harder than any class I've ever taken before, but there is something about it that just makes you want to do it. And do it I did as hard as I could and it felt great. Unfortunately, he only teaches at my gym on Mondays and Tuesdays. The girls tell me he teaches at another gym in town as well. Maybe when I get a little more lllooooooovvvvvveeee I will follow him from gym to gym like all the other new faces in my class on Monday. sophiz
What did you think? I would be interested in hearing about your adventures in spin class lol!
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