June 11, 2013
Ok that sounds a little harsh
But seriously…what were they on? It’s hellish. I planned to go to the gym today and do a hardcore treadmill session followed by a swim but when I got there I just enquired as to what classes were going on and you guessed it.
What the hell, along with the running and swimming I was gonna do it would be like a mini Triathlon.
Who was I kidding.
The first challenge was to find a bike that wasn’t broken, it took me 3 attempts – the instructor was looking at me like I was a twat!!
The rest of the
participants machines were looking at me like “you sure you want to do this?”
Spin bikes are not designed for larger ladies, and mine was clearly not set up properly as my wrists ached, my back hurt, my nether regions well lets just say they were in a compromising position that was far from comfortable…why did I agree to do this again?
And then the class began. I couldn’t hear the instructor above the pumping House and Latino music for a start, and I gave up on lip reading as the sight of this guy dripping and spitting sweat with every instruction was a real turn off.
So I kinda kept my bike on gear 7 and tried to follow the up and down movements of everyone else. I think perhaps I have something wrong with my quads, as they clearly can not do what the rest of the group could with theirs. The standy uppy bits were just impossible.
Damn i was hot, and not in a good way I had my Zaggora Pants on too…so this meant double the sweat. Luckily I had my favourite Sweaty Betty headband which soaked up the moisture stopping it from going into my eyes.
I travelled just over 16kms in my 30 minute session, and could barely walk when I dismounted the torturous contraption – now for a 5k run – yeah right who am I kidding!!
I did go for my swim though, mainly as a way of cooling down…but in the spirit of juneathon I did push myself more than I would normally clocking up 30 lengths in 35 minutes!!
I can only imagine the pain I will be in tomorrow. Some light stretching is likely to be the only exercise I log and even that might be pushing it.