My intentions, as stated yesterday, were to get up at the butt-crack of dawn and hit the gym for the 6am spin class. Intentions. That is what they were. But, when I hit the pillow at 10:30 and couldn't fall asleep, I knew it probably wasn't gonna happen. Before going to bed, I noticed a headache coming on, but was too lazy to take anything. Well, that came back to haunt me and I woke up at 4am with a worse headache, took something, and then tossed back and forth in bed for the next couple hours. No morning spin for this girl.
So after spending most of the day at the school, meeting a lot of the teachers/staff, looking at my classroom (ah, it's so perrrty).... I came home and crammed in my 45 min pilates video before spin. Yes, before spin. And... off to spin I was.
It went really well. Really well. I learned a few things, and felt that I worked my ars off on that bike. Literally. Well, hopefully. The instructor was awesome and really knew what she was doing. I learned about proper form in the aggressive position, making sure all the weight is on your lower extremities and not your hands or shoulders. I learned how to do proper "push-ups" on the bike, while cycling, ... which have left my arms feeling like jello. And, I have learned how important and helpful it is to keep your shoulders back and use your core appropriately!
Once we finished on the bike, we stretched and then did a few yoga poses to stretch some more. I am considering taking a yoga class sometime. Sometime.
OCN: 14.78 miles
All and all... it was definitely an adrenaline rush. This instructor is switching to a different schedule... so I will have to follow! I have posted below a clip of a very similar song that we spun to last... nothing but the speed! If you ever need a good song to cycle to.... go with DJ MYSTIC! Techno baby!
P.S. That is not me in the pic... it was found on Google Images...