November 17, 2015

They Saw It All!

It was an exciting night at the YMCA in spin class. I had my two friends seated on bikes - my friend next to me with her daughter on a bike in front of us. We were pushing hard, doing sprints, climbing hills, listening to some rather punky music. Drink water, stand up, sit down, push push push. A painfully delightful class.

I have a hate/love relationship with spinning. The day of class I go through this dread state, even to the point of possibly being a bit snappy with my husband. As the time to leave arrives we put on our gym clothes and head to the Y, still with an edge because I KNOW what awaits! Yes, spinning hurts in a strange way that both terrifies me and makes me proud to be considered "in shape" enough to complete this rigorous exercise.

Ours is a semi-serious class - I think my friend and I are rather cavalier and joke around a lot before and sometimes during the spin, probably much to our coach's disapproval.

So we begin class - it takes some time on the bike but finally the second wind arrives and now it is all mental. I try to psych myself to the end of this "torture" by counting the number of songs, watching my mileage and vowing to stay until only I reach ten well-earned miles but know I'll actually stay for the entire session. Mind games - doing and imagining anything to get through class.

A couple weeks ago we were pumping away in a steady, long and steep climb when all of a sudden, I felt this funny feeling in my legs. My outer shorts snap had popped and my shorts fell down to my knees, quickly. I grabbed at them as my friend's daughter looked back at me over my exclamation. She smiled in a perplexed way. You see, we face a wall of mirrors so the entire class could see I was struggling to pull my pants back up. After I had secured said garment - my inner chuckling made the rest of the hour a blur, a fun time. I was silently singing an old song, the words are unsure but goes something like: "mommy had a baby and her head popped off." Now why did my wardrobe malfunction remind me of that song, I have no clue. Of course, after class I believe I was the first one out the door!


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  1. Well at least they were your outer shorts and the song is Molly had a baby and her head popped off. I think you sing it either with dandelions or clover and pop the flower off haha

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    1. Thanks for the wording for the song. There is a word for when a tune goes through your head but you can't put a name to it. Well, that's what I had!

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  2. This reminds me of the time your pants started to fall off when we were staying at the Hartwick Pines cabin...or was it on Mackinac Island with the Girl Scout troop? Too funny! I hate spinning but it was fun seeing you and Karen every week....now I miss it and wish I could join you! <3. Kim

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    1. Kim, I forgot all about the pant incident at Hartwick Pines. The trip was just the YAYAs enjoying a vacation together. I remember those pants, too, and have not purchased that kind EVER again! I love spinning with Karen and Nicole, and miss seeing you. Hold onto your pants - looks like a very windy day out your way in west Michigan. XO

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  3. This reminds me of the time your pants started to fall off when we were staying at the Hartwick Pines cabin...or was it on Mackinac Island with the Girl Scout troop? Too funny! I hate spinning but it was fun seeing you and Karen every week....now I miss it and wish I could join you! <3. Kim

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