Wednesday, August 3, 2011

08/03/11: You spin me right round, baby, right round.....

My alarm went off this morning at 4:30 this morning.

4:30 am

On purpose.

I must have been deep in sleep, because at first I couldn't find my alarm clock (the one right there beside the bed) to shut it off.

I got up, let the dogs out, brushed my teeth, stared blankly at my workout clothes sitting on the shelf in the bathroom, turned the light off, and went back to bed.

I laid there for maybe a minute or two, tops...before my inner guilt trip started yelling at me!

"What are you doing? You're already awake! All of your clothes are laid out, your gym bag is packed, your water bottle is filled. Get UUUUPPPPPPP"

(she really bugs the crap out of me sometimes!)

I get BACK out of bed, stumble back to the bathroom, change into my spin clothes, and head out the door.

"Who schedules these things for 5:15 in the morning anyway?"

I'm actually getting quite fond of the classes though, I have to admit. My heart rate is breathing is labored....and the sweat rolls off of me.

There was an actual puddle of sweat on the floor around my bike today.

It takes a certain person to think that a puddle of sweat is awesome...and not disgusting.

Don't get me wrong, the idea of it gross...but knowing it's yours and knowing how hard you worked to get it...that's the awesome part.

1:03:20 time, 705 calories burned, Max HR 180, Avg HR 156


LoriV. said...

Whoa Nellie that's early! But good for you! Spinning is a great calorie burner and a good substitute for running.

Nej said...

Whoa Nellie is right. Ugh!!! :-)

Fran said...

5.15 am spinning? That's really early and I admire you for getting up that early for such a tough class. Well done Jen!

Wells L said...

That is crazy early - the sun isn't even up (at least not in my time zone). Girl - wow! But the hard core sweat puddle does seem worth it - kinda :) Great job getting up and out the door - that's by far the hardest part!

Nej said...

@ Wells L - It wasn't up in mine yet either (hehehehe). While I was producing the hard core sweat puddle, I was wondering what the heck I was doing.....when the class was done, I have to admit I was pretty proud. LOL!