I know I said I was going to wait until next week to try running, but today circumstances were such that it seemed like a good time.
Today was my third day in a row of spin class, which is unusual for me. I rarely do exercise things three days in a row. On Monday and Tuesday I was feeling really good about myself because my wattage was up and I felt a lot stronger. Today I was exhausted though, and the instructor was slightly insane. She was a sub, but that doesn’t really mean much to me because 24 Hour Fitness has a different spin teacher every day anyway.
The teacher was one of those people whose every muscle pops out, skin is bordering on leather but not quite there yet, and looks like she only leaves the gym to go buy brightly colored bandannas to wear while she teaches spin class. Most of this was extra apparent because she only wore a thin yellow sports bra on top, with no shirt. She looked ridiculously intense to begin with, but then demanded we start out at about 100 rpms, probably to prove what a hardcore/badass spin teacher she is. Usually we start at around 60. Then she made us stand up out of the seat the whole time, which I hate, because as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t do that because I’m trying to not do weight-bearing exercise so I just sit there and look incompetent while everyone else follows instructions. After about twenty minutes she told us to start spinning between 140 and 160 rpms. If I hadn’t seen her doing it, I definitely would have told you that this is impossible. She was also doing all of this while singing into the microphone along to all of the songs. The pain and annoyance of being there quickly overcame the embarrassment I get from leaving early, so I decided to leave and go try to run a little bit.
I was going to go run tomorrow so then I could come back and blog about two successful runs and be even more confident that my injury is done with, but tonight my mom/docter told me not to run tomorrow so I could make sure I don’t spontaneously combust within the first 24 hours of having run. So now you only get to hear about one run for now, because I just get so excited to blog things that I can’t wait two more days.
I don’t actually have anything much to say about my run, except that it was one mile long and on a treadmill and my knee (or more specifically, the tendon of my right biceps femoris) didn’t even hurt the tiniest bit! It was only one mile, but I still thought it was pretty fantastic. I decided to keep it short since I want to test it just a little at a time, and also because I didn’t have my ipod with me, which makes treadmill running really boring.
And just because blogs are way extra boring without pictures, feel free to amuse yourself with this running-related picture from almost six years ago: