Friday, May 27, 2011

My Spinning Certification

This whole indoor cycling experience has been really amazing. I can remember taking my first indoor cycling class last summer and how incredibly hard it was. I thought I was in good shape until I did that! I remember watching the clock and thinking it was the longest hour of my entire life. I thought I was going to die, or puke, or puke and then die immediately. I think that night my FB post said something like "a watched clock never moves".

But it was fun, and oh what a workout! I had sort of been looking for something to 'replace' my running and indoor cycling seemed to fit the bill. It was incredibly intense and fun at the same time. I kept at it and before too long I was going three times a week.

Then one day a couple of months ago I realized that indoor cycling was something I could teach and felt a real desire to for my 50th birthday I became a Certified Spinning Instructor.

Last Saturday I took the 9-hour orientation, Monday I took the online assessment and passed with flying colors, and today my card arrived in the mail! I am so excited.

Coincidentally, today I did my first 'test' ride for 4 willing cyclists at the gym. There was no class tonight due to the holiday weekend and so I was able to use the room for a practice run. I think I did ok! I definitely learned a couple things that I need to change but I think overall it went really well. Everybody was hot and sweaty and pooped at the end and that's what it's all about!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Aeries Spends Mother's Day Weekend

Aeries loves her Grandma Syl so much!

Going outside to enjoy some fresh air.

Goin' Splashin'!

Aeries might hate me someday for posting pictures like this, but I think they are simply adorable.

Mother's Day trip to Flower World!!

Waiting for Papa Lane to pay for the flowers.

Checking out the baby chicks at the animal farm.

It sure is fun to be with Grandma Rose and Grandma Syl on Mother's Day !

Unwinding at the end of a fun afternoon at Grandma Rose's house.

Trying on the latest fashions.