Thursday, July 6, 2017

27 Real Thoughts I had During My First Cycling Class




Last month I had the awesome opportunity to try out one of Tampa’s newest cycleries: Terrier Tri along with Sarah of So Sarah Hunt! We received the invite from our friend Lucielle. I had never been to a cycling class before, and obviously wasn’t sure what I was in for, but I excitedly accepted. Figuring it was a good excuse to burn some calories while trying something new; I visited Terrier Tri after work for their grand opening cycle. These are the very thoughts that ensued:
  1. I’m equally parts terrified and excited to try this out. 
  2. There are so many different gadgets and clickers on this bike. Why would you need those…?
  3. Ok, here we go. We're pedaling. You’ve got this Kahla.
  4. Wait, we’re switching gears?
  5. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN.
  6. I haven’t been on a bike in years – let alone one with switches and clickers.
  7. Ok, I’m getting the hang of this.
  8. Switched gears too many times – too hard, too hard.
  9. This seat and my butt are not friends. 
  10. Hi, no I’m not the “Sansom” he keeps yelling at on the loudspeaker.
  11. WHY ARE MY STATS NOT AS HIGH AS THEY SHOULD BE. I’M PEDALING TO THE BEAT OF THIS FREAKING SONG.
  12. I don't think I'm breathing correctly.
  13. OMG, if I don’t do better than my previous mile the whole class has to redo this interval.
  14. Sorry, yes – I am that “Sansom." But really, I’m now technically a Brubaker so…
  15. Well, my butt is numb so at least the seat isn’t uncomfortable anymore.
  16. Is it possible for your heart to pump out of your chest and onto the floor because I’m pretty sure that’s about to happen.
  17. ANOTHER HILL!? 
  18. Is it a good or bad thing that our scores are displayed on those screens?
  19. Probably good bc motivating, but man definitely intimidating.
  20. I’m being yelled at on the intercom AGAIN. *shields face*
  21. In case anyone is wondering, yes - lululemon leggings are phenom for cycling.
  22. Clicked the gears too many times again – my legs are flying in circles that are way too fast woops.
  23. Ok, fixed the gears. We’re good now.
  24. LAST LAP HALLELUJAH.
  25. So....close....
  26. Are my legs still attached? I can't feel 'em.
  27. Cycling is officially my new frenemy.
Despite some (OK, MOST) of those thoughts, Terrier Tri was an exhilarating experience! It challenged me from the second I started to the end of our 45-minute workout. Isn’t that what you want your workout class to do for you? If you’re looking for a class that’ll have you drenched in sweat by the end, and one that gives you all of the endorphins – this is for you.

Have you ever tried a cycling class? What did you think of it? Did you find yourself having similar thoughts?

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