Liz Erk (lizerk) wrote,
Liz Erk
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"CHG IT"

Boy, this getting back into tip-top shape is no fun. This morning I got up at 4:50 so I could get to the gym by 5:30, lift and then take Spin at 6:00. Well, I got the "get up at 4:50 part okay," but it was everything thereafter that was tough. Ugh. And it used to be the other way around.

I actually didn't get to the gym until 5:45 because I forgot that I'm getting my haircut today and needed to print off pictures of the cut I want. Plus I had to make lunch. And pack my bag with clothes.

By the time I got to HW I was all charged up and ready to go! I figured I'd just take Spin and lift afterwards. That would make me right on time for work. But I had wanted to be early. Oh well!

So I got to the front desk, requested a Spin ticket and was psyched. I was still coming off the high I'd felt during this past Sunday's 28 mile bike ride I took with Gail, my PT client. Now, as I'd said in a previous post, she's the exact kind of business woman I want to be someday. I totally idolize her.

And my respect and admiration grew even more when she pulled into the parking lot I was to meet her at in a goldish colored 2000 Pathfinder with the license plate,
"CHG IT." : )

Anyway, the point of my bringing this up was that I hadn't done any cardio in about 3 weeks. So I was nervous as to how I was going to handle such a long ride. But I did it. And I rode relatively fast, too.

Back to this morning: Tuesday's is when my favorite instructor teaches Spin at 6:00 a.m. Or so I thought...

As I picked up my ticket and shower towel, I happened to glance up at the chalk board that has the *latest* schedule. It read, "6:00 a.m. Power Spin: Kathryn."

AGHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Kathryn is the WORST instructor ever. I hate her classes. I tried her 3 times, just to be sure she sucked. By the 3rd time, I practically walked out.

Muttering obscenities in my head, I stalked to the locker room to change out of my padded Spin shorts into running shorts. I trudged up to the Fitness Floor and got on the treadmill.

I thought I was going to die.

I couldn't believe it! How could someone who managed a 28 mile bike ride at a very decent clip with a avg. Heart Rate of 165 the whole time barely survive a 30 min. run? I was EXHAUSTED! And I even took yesterday off.

Geez. Those 3 weeks really knocked the crap out of me. And I guess the bit of weight I gained in that time wasn't too helpful either.

BUT STILL!

Ugh. Nothing like starting at the bottom.

On a positive note, I DID make it to work early... : )
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