Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Early Bird

The general consensus is that I have lost my mind.  I started to wonder about myself when I woke up at 5 am to go to spin class.  I woke up last week to do this, but today I had taken the day off.  It's my general feeling that when you take a day off, you should sleep in.  But instead, I am hauling my cookies out of bed to go spinning.  Then my friend Dianne said I've lost it just for going to the class itself, but she added that minds are overrated anyway.  I think if I had a Magic 8 Ball and asked it, "Has Candi lost her mind?" it would say "All Signs Point to Yes!"  My sister responded such is the life of a warrior princess.  I like that!

I wasn't late to class today, and I got a bike in the middle.  This was nice because the oscillating fans were blowing in my direction.  Once again, we start pedaling and I was happy to see that my speed was a little better than last time.  When he said to ride at road speed, which is 90 rpms, I was able to get up to 85.  Last week that was a struggle.  I tried to pace myself and hang with his instructions.  When he stood up, I stood up. When he jumped, I jumped.  I increased the tension when he instructed, and I tried my best to maintain his speeds.  Now this didn't change the fact that I still felt like I wasn't going to make it through the class.  Once again, at fifteen minutes in I was thinking WTH!!  At thirty minutes, I felt like there was no way I was going to last another half hour.  He kept saying, "stay with it," and I just kept trying to stay with it.  I was happier about my speeds, but still, once I stood up or started doing jumps, I slowed down substantially.  I hope that improves with time and practice.  It's such a great calorie burn, I'd like to keep it in the mix of workouts just for that reason.  Plus, if I ever decide to do a triathlon, it's good training for that too.  Once again I was at 17 miles when the class ended.

The rest of the day was spent on play dates and catching up with friends.  It was a great afternoon.  It's just too hot outside to do anything enjoyable with the kiddos.  We go swimming a lot for this reason, so it was a nice change of pace.  We were still indoors, just not in our own house.  Lol.

After dinner, I had to pick up some groceries.  On the way home the temperature on the display said ninety degrees.  It wasn't dark yet, and a plan developed in my head.  I unpacked the cold stuff and left the rest on the counter and put on my running shoes.   I figured I had time for a mile and a half or so.  So I hit the trail and had a great 1.69 mile run.  There were quite a few people out at the park.  There was this man who really looked like a professional runner.  His wife was on a bench with their little girl, and when he was close enough, the little girl met him on the trail and started running with him in her little pink dress and bows in her hair.  It was precious!

I'm not a morning person.  But I really like getting some exercise in before the day starts.  The early bird and the worm and all that.  I just wonder if the bird can get the worm if she sleeps in just a little longer.

1 comment:

  1. I really hate that I missed the class. Can't wait to get back into a routine.

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