So, the plan was that on Saturday Katy (my sister in law) and I were going to to take our first spin class together @ the gym we just joined. Katy and her husband graciously bestowed upon me a 1 year membership to this very nice health club under one condition - that I be Katy's "accounta-bil-a-buddy." After arguing with her that this gift was far too nice, I accepted and immediately became giddy. Katy has taken spin classes before, but this would be my first fitness class EVER. I was nervous, but since she was going to be there with me, I was looking forward to it more than anything.
Come Saturday morning, I receive the text that she wouldn't be able to make it! One of the boys was sick. Don't get me wrong, I felt bad for my nephew, but I also was a little bummed I wouldn't be taking my first spin class EVER. Did you catch that? I had already decided from that moment I wasn't going to the class without Katy. I still went to the gym...I mean I was already dressed for fitness success.
Once I got there, I jumped on the treadmill and did a measly mile because in all reality I did want to take the class. I even picked a machine that was facing the spin class just so I could see who all was going in...see if there was anyone entering the class like me...you know, pleasantly plump, heehee.
I decided to venture over to the class to see what time the class started...and that's when the instructor caught me!
Instructor: Are you here for the spin class?
Me: Yeah, I wasn't sure if it started @ 8 or 8:30.
Instructor: Well there's been a mix up, but it starts @ 8:30. Are you training for a triathlon?
Me: Uh no - I thought this was a beginners spin class.
Instructor: Well its more geared for a triathlon, but don't let that scare you.
**In my head: Don't let that scare me?! Look @ me. Do I look like I've been training for a triathlon?? Uh no spin man**
Instructor: The class is great for beginners, it's just a longer class...about 45 minutes to an hour.
Well to make a long story a little shorter, I ended up mustering up enough courage to jump on a bike...I didn't even pick the back row! Well, at the time I did think it was the back row, but more people joined the class, so I ended up being on the second to last row.
I even made a friend - Alma is her name. Granted, I'm probably half her age, but we were both beginners and she was super nice. Sadly, her and I almost kept the same pace, LOL. I think that speaks more for her than me. She was very encouraging and I like those kind of people in my life regardless of age!
So spin class @ 8:30 geared towards triathlon trainers, I'll see you on Saturday!
Oh yeah...What I learned from my 1st spin class:
1. That I can survive a 45 minute spin class geared towards triathlon trainers
2. That I am able to step out of my comfort zone.
3. That the class had great energy and I'm glad I did it.
4. It'll get easier every time (that ones from Alma)
5. It's not a race and you're only in competition with yourself so have fun (that ones from Katy)