I know, I know…I said I wasn’t gonna write about spinning anymore, but something happened to me today that I had to write about because…well…it’s the way I am. Plus you get a 2-for-1 deal…so shut it and enjoy!
So today I went spinning. Typical Thursday. On Thursday the instructor is my friend Lori and usually with Lori spinning can be fun and challenging at the same time. She usually plays music I like to work out too (except for that damn Pussycat Dolls song which freakin’ SUCKS!) and I get a good sweat out of it.
This morning I hopped on the bike, not really feeling my best but ready to give it a go. Lori arrived and announced that today was gonna be intervals. I hate intervals. Strike one. Then we get moving. Going pretty good until the Pussycat Dolls song came on and I don’t know if I added too much road or what (when you want the bike to be a little more difficult to pedal it’s called adding road) but my legs got tired really fast.
In the past, I’ve blogged about “The Wall“. I’ve been fairly lucky with dealing with this obstacle. I am pretty good about seeing it and pushing past it. But today I don’t know where it came from but I must have not been looking because as I was pedaling faster (as I was being told), “The Wall” walked up and smacked me upside the head with a 2×4. Didn’t see it coming at all. Just pedaling away and then BAM! I was done. And we were only 15 minutes into the class!
So then I had to pedal on…grinding away as Lori is yelling “Faster! Keep going FASTER!” and the music just wasn’t moving me and I started getting even more tired. Then I got disgusted with myself and even though I kept going…I had quit in my head.
By the end of the class I was all pissed off at myself. I should have eaten something prior to going to class. Apparently a cup of coffee wasn’t the best breakfast for an intervals class! So now I know…and next time (next Tuesday) I’ll have to come better prepared. So today I’m tired and bitter and not feeling my best. And I have a work to get done and a concert to go to. Hopefully I can get out of this rut I’m in today. I figure a couple of beers and Kid Rock should help it…but it ain’t gonna help my gut…that’s for sure! 🙂