I finally got up enough nerve and took a spinning class. I know you are thinking, "Alicia, spinning classes have been around for years. You're just now taking one?" Yep. Hey, a year ago you would have never caught me in a spinning class. It took me six weeks to get up the nerve to go. Let me give you a play by play on how it went.
6:55 - arrive at class and I have to take the front row because the back row is full. Now everyone gets to watch my wide rear while I stumble through the class. Oh joy. (Note of sarcasm here).
7:00 - we start pedaling and stretching and I'm thinking "Hey, I think I'll be able to do this. This won't be so bad."
7:10 - I'm sneaking peaks at the clock. It's only been 10 minutes!?
7:15 - Sweat is pouring off me. Is it even possible to sweat this much in 15 minutes?
7:20 - My legs and butt are on fire. I can't decide which is worse. Standing up to pedal and killing my legs or having to sit down after pedaling. I'm pretty sure someone has replaced my bike seat with a dry skinny piece of jagged wood. I'd turn around to look but I'd fall off the bike if I did.
7:30 - Everyone is standing up to peddle at crazy speeds. I am peddling like I'm stuck in the mud.
7:32 - Everyone is still peddling standing up and I'm sitting down. Of course now we're back to the butt pain problem.
7:40 - I close my eyes hoping to give the impression that I'm in the zone, but I'm really just praying that God will grant me some out of body experience. He doesn't.
7:50 - the class is finally over and I did it! I'm not sure I have the energy to even get off the bike and walk out of the room; but the class is over and I survived. Yes I will be crawling on the floor by this time tomorrow. I may have to sit on a doughnut pillow for the next few days. I might have to put myself on an ibuprofen drip to walk up and down the stairs but I made it through the class! The crazy thing is I'm actually looking forward to going back and seeing if I can accomplish a little bit more. Thank goodness I have six days to recuperate.