Friday, February 29, 2008
Initiation into Spinning
Well, I have been trying to summon up the courage to take a spinning class at the Y. It looked like a lot of fun, but it also looked really hard. I finally went to the 8:30 class this morning. The classes normally last for 45 minutes, however, when I got there today, I was informed that they were having an extended class due to their Strong Kids Fundraiser. I would last 90 minutes (double the regular class time). I thought, Ok, I can do this. I can always leave alittle early if I just can't take it anymore.
I walked in the class and to my delight, there was Michelle! I had run into her Monday at the Y and knew that she was doing some spinning classes and was so glad to see a familiar face. I also knew Debbie, who looks amazing!!
They start playing the most awesome music (Creed, Santana to name a few) and Michelle starts singing. She has the most amazing voice and I loved every minute of it. I had my own little Michelle James concert while I was working out! It made the time go by so fast!
I made it through the WHOLE class with no problems at all and I can't wait to go back. I was warned when I left by the instructor that I would be sore- especially in the rear end. She told me to make sure to soak in a hot bath preferably with Ebson Salt. Ouch! About an hour after the class, I felt my legs start to ache and it is getting worse by the minute....
I was really proud of my workout though. I burned approximately 800 calories and road about 24 miles on that bike! I can't wait to go again, if I can walk tomorrow.