I went to the council gym last night for spin class… whoa, I’d forgotten what a real spin class is like. At Fitness First, I swear they ‘dumb down’ the spinning to make it more accessible so I’m used to things being cruisy, and I know you can work at your own level during spin, but this class last night was full on. No taking time out for recovery between tracks and leisurely toweling down and sipping water. The whole time we either sprinted or climbed.
The instructor played a doof tape – normally I hate doof with a passion (and would, if I legally could, shoot every single person blaring doof out their subwoofters while they wait at the lights outside our house at 2 am) – but it worked so well in this class. Instead of being distracted by some disco track, it was like having a constant background rhythm.
I ended up sweating bucketloads. Wooo-eee! I loved it. I’ll definitely be going back.
Has anyone heard of Ergo? They also run Ergo classes so I asked about them, apparently it’s like a longer spin class but with a whole different feel. I’m going to try it out.
Tonight I had to do a 5 km run as part of my program from my coach – have I mentioned how much I love having a running coach? It rocks having this new focused approach to running. Anyway, since it was damn hot here today I waited for the cool change, and waited and waited. In the end I decided I’d go over to Albert Park hoping for a cool breeze off the water. It was dark by the time I got there but I figured the track would be well lit. I figured wrong – it’s lit in places but other bits were dark and scary!
You know what sucks about my life? I seem to have less time to do anything now than I did when I was working. What’s with that shit?
My veins have been sticking out tonight. I think it could be caused by dehydration. I’m drinking lots of water, just in case. But maybe I’ve been pumping too much iron and am getting freaky, weight lifting veins. Yikes!
Tomorrow is market day. I want to get some stuff to make yummy salads, something more adventurous than lettuce and tomatoes. I might go hunting for some ideas.