Thursday, April 19, 2012
Spin class and an 8 mile mountain hike!!
This morning while my husband went off to work for just a few hours, I went to the gym and did a spin class. Spin class with my favorite instructor, Misty, is an instant mood-booster for me. I'm not sure what it is exactly about the way she teaches, probably a combination of the music she chooses, the way she gives the instructions and the fact that she pushes us hard from the minute the class starts, right up until the end of a full hour, that I always feel like I've had the BEST workout at the end of her class. Last night my husband and I went to the gym before doing the weekly grocery shopping, and we took a spin class with an instructor we hadn't had before. She didn't get the class going until 15 minutes past when it was supposed to start, then I could barely understand anything she was saying into the microphone. I still got a decent enough workout, just because I've learned how to make it harder for myself, but she ended the class 10 minutes early so we could do some ab-work. Don't get me wrong, it's always good to get in a little core strengthening, but when I go for a cardiovascular workout, that's what I'm looking for.
Pocatello 50, a 50 mile trail race. It was gorgeous up there, so peaceful and serene. We saw lots of animal tracks and scat, including deer, moose and even mountain lion, eek. Sometimes I get a little nervous about traversing these remote types of areas, but I'm not too worried with my husband there leading the way, and pepper spray and a gun in our backpack...just in case. :)