So I did it. Yep I made it out of bed and to my 5:30 am spinning class this morning. YAY!
After participating in spin classes on and off for about a year now you would think I would know the drill. I got to class 10 minutes early and still had to literally throw myself at the last spin bike. And I am not kidding you how bad it was in there. A lady and I happen to be walking through the front doors of the gym at the same time, I noticed her fast paced shuffle and her biking attire. So I scooted right along behind her as she snatched the second to last bike.
As I set my seat up and my settings I saw angry faces glaring at me from the front door to the room. And the instructor saying “well don’t worry, half of these people won’t be back next week, so we should have enough room next time”.
I was actually insulted by her remarks. So just because I don’t eat, sleep and breath in my tight butt padded spandex I am not good enough to join in a spin class every now and then? Seriously? I got the impression that I stole one of the “regular’s” bike. People, I drug myself out of bed at a gawdawful hour to take this class. It was 4 something when I woke up. 4 something!! (that’s early).
Well I just used my aggression toward the bike and pretended that I was running up the hills. You heard me right, running. I go to spin class to help with my running. As I may have mentioned before I have noticed a vast increase in my endurance when running after regularly attending spin classes. Also I am better able to control my breathing which is another I struggle with when running.
So I let the bike have it! Ahhh… Felt good. I was also able to sport my new kicks to class. Soooo comfortable!
What I love about early morning workouts is that I have time to enjoy a real breakfast. Typically I don’t give myself enough time on a regular morning and end slurping up a Green Monster because that is the only way to eat breakfast on the go.
But this morning I was excited to try out Yoplait’s new Greek Yogurt. I have had the Chobani which I love, but I noticed the price tag was a bit cheaper so opted to give it a try.
My honey vanilla Greek Yoplait
I threw it in a bowl and topped with half a red pear, a handful of BearNaked Granola and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
My review of the Greek yoplait is that it was pretty good. The thick creamyness of the greek yogurt was there, the only thing lacking was the flavor. The honey vanilla tasted more like plain yogurt. I was glad that I added the cinnamon, granola and fruit to give it the extra kick it needed.
And to pair up my delicious yogurt I made a cup of freshly brewed Italian espresso mixed with a bit of non-fat milk. I make the espresso in this stove top percolator. My mom bought it for me. Can you tell why?
If you guessed because it is PINK then you were right! 🙂
I use Lavazza Espresso because it comes from Torino, Italy (where I lived for 9 months). I got the opportunity to tour the factory when I was there, so I have been a fan ever since.
Anyways, I had the perfect breakfast and the perfect workout. This makes me think that today is going to be AWESOME! 🙂
What activities do you do to help your running?
(I have heard of Pilates for Runners) but wonder if there are other things I can participate in that will coincide with my weekly runs. I’m curious what you do.