Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm not that easy to kill afterall

I started doing coached triathlon spin classes in the fall.  After my second one, I posted the following on my blog:

 "If I keep doing these classes, I might die...  But, if I don't die, I'll be able to blow away my bike split times from this season."

Since that time, I've kept doing the classes.  They haven't gotten any easier.  I frequently feel that a class is the toughest or most challenging one yet.  But, something has changed.

I no longer feel like I'm going to die.

The first time I did one of Angie's spin classes, it was a harsh reality check.  It was a lesson that I am capable of pushing myself much harder then I had previously realized.  But, now a new bar has been set.  Do I think I've reached the limit of how hard I can go?  No.  But, I have learned something.

I'm not that easy to kill.

And, I already have a sneaking suspicion of something else:

I'll be able to blow away my bike split times from last season.


  1. funny how that works eh? ;) I love it!!!! I feel the same way right now with this new strength vid I've been doing twice a week - I literally have to convince myself not to give up it's so tough....but I'm beginning to notice the results already :)

    So glad you;re kicking that spin bikes butt!!!!

  2. I am continually learning new things every week in my class too. Its amazing how hard you can push when someone's yelling at you and actually reminding you YOU CAN DO THIS :) way to go lady, make us proud :)

  3. Cool! Love it when we start to get a glimpse of what we are capable of!

  4. That's awesome!! It's amazing what we can do sometimes. You are going to rock the bike this year!

  5. You are going to ROCK this year!
    I'm going to love watching!

  6. Awesome! Stick with it and you will be amazed that your old fast pace is your new cruise pace.

  7. Way to go! That is awesome. We have a triathlon specific spin class at our local "Y". I admit that I am a bit apprehensive about going to it. You've given me a bit of courage.

  8. Spin classes are awesome and you are most definitely going to be a better cyclist because of them. At least that is the sales pitch I'm giving to my husband..!!

  9. That's right! You're one badass, uh, lady! Great job toughing it out!!!