I came home from spin class last night on the most ridiculous endorphin high. I didn’t think it was possible, but I fell even harder for spin. I was actually kind of nervous to start my “Advanced Spin Cyclone” class but once I got onto the bike and class began I laughed at myself for being so nervous! IT. WAS. AWESOME.
The music. The instructor. The enthusiasm. The group of people. The hard drills. The pace. LOVE.
I loved it and had such a great workout! At first I wondered what made it “advanced” compared to other spin classes but once we got into a few drills that lasted SEVEN minutes long with about 26 seconds of break in there, I understood. Spin is great in that you can kind of adjust the workout to your fitness level simply by changing the gear and making it easier or harder. In last night’s class, another reason it was advanced is because the instructor gave us a range of gears to use for each drill and they weren’t pansy gears.
I tried my cycling clip-less shoes for the first time on a spin bike and they were great! I easily clipped in and felt I had way more control and stability than using running shoes and the cages. Towards the end I had a slight fear that I wouldn’t be able to easily clip out of the pedals and would get stuck on the bike but luckily it was really simple (even for me) and I did my best to look like I was an expert who had clipped out a million times before.
There is a new sponsor for the local spin classes so we got new water bottles from them! One can never have too many water bottles.
I love the instructor for the class because she cranked the music, yelled really loud at us, had so much energy that the class fed off of, and was really funny and super encouraging. The playlist was awesome and all of the songs were current, had a good beat, and got us moving. I will be stealing all of her cues, moves, and enthusiasm for when I teach spin 😉
I took it easy with my workout today because yesterday’s 1-2-3 Interval Run and ridiculously awesome spin class left my legs a little sore (worth every ache and groan though)! I ran 4.0 miles at a recovery pace and then hit up the stepper for 20 minutes. I finished with about 10 minutes of abs.
There is a bit of a cold going around
my house the city pretty much everywhere and I am really trying hard to avoid it. I woke up with a sore throat and I followed my rule of “above or below the shoulders” for working out while sick. If the illness is above the shoulders (dry cough, sore throat, runny nose)… I take it easy and hit the gym in an attempt to “sweat it out.” If the illness is below the shoulders (chest congestion, achy body, chills)… no workout for me! I hope it sweat it all out today!
I cannot wait for next Tuesday to go back to spin class. It was so fun and though I didn’t think it was possible, I fell in love with spin all over again! I hope when I am an instructor I can teach such amazing classes!