And now onto a recap of my workout yesterday, because spin class at the college gym is always an adventure.
|My favorite torture device.|
The instructor yesterday, Brie, is the one I've had before and remembered she is probably my least favorite. The last time I was in her class, we were subjected to her rants about things like JLo's relationship status and "Like, OMG, Beyoncé's pregnant!" It was like listening to an episode of E! news. I can't stand E! news. I find myself thinking, "who cares?" but then I remember what I'm watching.
Yesterday started out with Brie telling us that the last class she taught was mostly older people that didn't like the music she played during class. She then asked us to raise our hands if we were freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. This always makes me laugh on the inside because she totally doesn't know I'm one of the older people (although, to be fair, I did like her music choices). We were then subjected to her telling us all about her spring break plans. Her friends and her are going to Cabo. Do you know what I always did for Spring Break in college? I worked overtime! Who can afford to go on spring break trips?? In my head, I was secretly running her over with the bike.
So anyhow, it just sort of went on like that. I tried to block out her ramblings. We mostly did sprints, which I was glad about, because I feel like it's probably more beneficial to my running than trying to pedal through a bunch of gear increases.
The bikes we use (the exact one pictured above) have a readout right on the handlebar, so you can always see how fast you're going, your heart rate (if you're wearing a monitor, which I do), how far you've gone, etc.
Yesterday I pushed through 26 miles. It always amazes me how much further you can go on a bike as opposed to running. If I could run 26 miles in an hour, I'd be a beast!
Also, earlier this week, I put in an order at Running Warehouse because I needed more socks. I still only have one pair of the only ones that have enough cushioning for me: Thorlo Experia socks. PLUS, they come in a bazillion fun colors! (In case you're wondering, yes, I'd recommend these bad boys for happy feet while running).
|I swear the colors are not the only reason I like them!|
I ended up ordering two pairs: pink and electric yellow.
|Who WOULDN'T order something called "electric yellow"?|
I also have been checking out some thermal gear for Winter runs. I am a huge tightwad, so something really has to be at the right price for me to consider buying it. I found a thermal shirt I was interested in, marked down to $24 (from $60!), and was in my size, which is not the norm for sale items. Also, it has purple on it!
|I will seduce you with my purpleness.|
When I got the box, the shirt seemed way heavier than I thought it would be and when I opened up the plastic pack, I noticed they'd sent me four of them! I checked the packing slip and it said I'd ordered one. I was praying it would fit so I could keep them. It will fit great with a baselayer underneath. So, looks like I'm all set for cold-weather shirts, for $6 each ;-)
|Mom, don't you think you should return the |
one you didn't pay for?
Would you return the three shirts you didn't pay for?
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