Tonight’s workout at Bow Cycle was another doozy! Just when I think that Angie couldn’t find new ways to push us she does! We had another strength based workout tonight that was based off of standing and surging. Lots of single leg and a whole lotta standing. We did a simulated hill climb with 2 minutes of low cadence then a minute standing. We also did 3 x 3:00 standing intervals. My legs were shaking! All said and done it was about 1:45 on the bike. I was worried I would fall into a crumpled heap on the floor when I tried to get off my bike. Tomorrow is going to be interesting going up and down stairs!
Often Richelle asks me for song suggestions for spinning class. Lately she’s had a few good ones, but she hasn’t sent me her list. I kept my iPhone handy and every time a song came on that I liked I tagged it with the super handy Shazam app. My friend Kelly was also wanting me to note any songs that she liked. I’m not one to play around with my phone during exercise but it came in handy at a few points tonight (including updating my FB status as soon as the workout was done…sorry Angie!).
On a completely different note, something strange and weird happened as I was loading my bike into my car before heading to spin class. My garage door was up and a lady driving a minivan drove around the roundabout outside my house and stopped. She got out and wondered if she could ask me some questions. She was wondering if people in my area had kids or not. She said she was leaving her husband and she thought she could afford a place around here, but she has three kids. I didn’t really know what to say since I was pretty shocked that she was so forthright. I chatted with her briefly then wished her luck with her decision. She told me that, yes, she had to leave because it wasn’t safe for her or the children and she really needed to get out. I didn’t really know what to say. If I would have known her I probably could have given her advice but I didn’t know what to say to this stranger that just revealed this to me. I feel like I maybe dropped the ball here. I hope she and her family will be okay… What would you have done?