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Bikram… Spin

Well I made it to spin last night, and I loved it, and hated it.  I’m pretty sure the last time I took a spin class was when I was still in college and my roommates were the instructors.  I always swear it off because my hooha hurts almost immediately after, yes even though you are barely in the saddle, and yes it hurts right now.

It’s funny to take a spin class as a runner who can run 10 mile races and half marathons and considers themself in shape, because spinning is a whole different kind of workout.  No lie, I was tired and sweating 10 minutes in.  That could also be because the fans in the spin room are broken and absolutely no air was coming in or circulating.  Yup, you read that correctly, I have never sweat so much in my life.  The manager joked with me that it was probably like Bikram spin, yeah dude, it was.

But yeah, spin was good, and I’ll definitely go back because I can see it really supplementing my cardio and giving me a kind of workout that running and ellipticalling don’t.  The music was my kind of tunes and the instructor was kick ass and tough, although I do feel bad that he had to teach the 6:45 class right after.  I would have passed out, or slipped off my bike due to sweatiness.

In other unshocking news, I’m already having issues with packing for the weekend.  We’re taking a bus, there will be walking from said bus to hotel, and the forecast looks like this.

I also have to pack tonight because we’re going to the Phils/Nats game tomorrow and I won’t have time.  So far the only thing on my list is rain boots. Uuuh, help?  I hate packing for things this time of year, the weather is weird, it’s always debatable whether a coat is necessary or not, and of course it’s rainy.  Blah.

Also, I have an apt at the lady doctor tonight which I am dreading, because I know I have to get weighed.  I have not stepped on a scale since last July, and I like it that way.  No matter what the number is I know I won’t be happy with it, and I especially won’t be happy with it today because I know it’s higher than it was last July.  It’s going to depress me, and I don’t really want that because despite knowing I’ve gained a few lbs, I don’t think I look that bad.  Ugh, freakin lady doctor.

Well anyway, at least it’s Wednesday and I have a three day weekend to look forward to, even if it is going to be a rainy mess!

Kicking off the Weekend

Fun fact, I have not worn real shoes to work one day this week.  At first it was because my feet were swollen and the thought of not wearing flip flops made me want to cry, now it’s just because I’m lazy and they are more comfortable than heels.  Embarrassing fact, I have watched 7 seasons of Desperate Housewives in a very short period of time, and now I don’t know what else to watch on Hulu.  Suggestions?

Like I said yesterday, last night I returned to the gym.  Nothing crazy, 35 minutes on the elliptical, and then some weights.  When I lift I typically do two different exercises for biceps and triceps, chest presses, the lat pull down machine, and abs.  I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I think I pull off pretending well enough.

In terms of running, I’m trying to decide whether I want to take a break or not.  I know I really irritated my IT Band on Sunday, because I can feel how tight it is and the pain in my knee.  I also don’t want to accept being injured, so I’m thinking avoiding a return to running right away might help me also avoid admitting that.  Instead, I’m thinking about giving spinning another shot.  I’ve tried it a few times and usually hate it, mostly because my ass hurts for days after, but Dani loves it so I’m considering it.  Plus I’m thinking a change in cardio might jump start my metabolism and help me fit in my jeans again.

My weekend pretty much starts tonight.  My bff Meghan is in town on Air Force/JAG business and Dani, Adrienne, and I are meeting her for dinner followed by drinks with everyone else.  I haven’t seen Megh since our friends Adam and Karyn got married in September and I’ve missed her!

Tomorrow night is another girls night out with some bowling at Lucky Strike, then Saturday I have two kickball games followed by the DC United game at night.  It’s looking like a long weekend of drinking, so uh my liver better prepare itself.  The next three weekends are all pretty crazy like that, which is kind of a good thing because it will make them pass quickly and Dar will be here for his visit before I know it!

Happy Thursday everyone!  What are you all up to this weekend? Please wish me and my liver well, because it’s been a while since I drank multiple nights of a weekend.