In my last post, I'd highlighted what my workouts had been and what I'd planned them to be for the rest of the week. I left off at Wednesday. So here's the rest of it!!
Thursday was spin class in the evening only. No lunch time work out! I like to have one or two days free to eat lunch in a relaxed way or to go out for lunch with friends. I was a little nervous about the Thursday class because I obviously hadn't done a class with Bruce yet and I'd heard he was hard. After having done the class, I can assure you that he's hard but he's not any harder than Tuesdays with Rob. They just have different styles. I love taking the same class with people who have different styles because I feel like you end up focussing on different things and end up with a balance. So we're climbing hills with resistance and then lowering it and sprinting it out. A little about Bruce -- he showed up with little Grandpa glasses and in full bike racing clothes. Like he could have been Lance's peloton and when he was cycling, he would tilt his head up and look at us over his glasses. My guess at his age is 55 but he's probably older and I just don't know it because he takes amazing care of himself. He's super into using the music for cadence which is awesome and he loves the late 70's and 80's. Then when a song changed, he would yell your name and say who is this?! We had some Mamas & Papas, Hall & Oates, Tina Turner, then at the end there was some Rihanna.
The class went to hell when he yelled "if you've done my class before, SADDLES OFF!". Um whaaat??? Everyone jumped off and took off their seat and we did the next 7 - 10 minutes with NO SEAT. We had to "sit" back as far as we could and hold the handles underhand and keep increasing the resistance. OH MAN! We did get to put our seats back on. Phew! Then 1 minute before the class was supposed to be OVER, he says "how about one more song?" Everyone cheers. Crazy people. Then three minutes in, he looks up and says "did I mention the song is 9 minutes?" I just laughed. What can you do but keep pedaling??? It was awesome and again, the amount of sweat was astounding.
On Friday, I did the boot camp at lunch. That was just normal and hard. I had said that I may do an extra run on Friday after work but I was exhausted so I decided that was happening Saturday morning instead. Here is proof of my workouts. In the Sculpt class on Tuesday and the Core & More class on Wednesday, we did some leg lifts with resistance so we just held a weight on the inside of our thigh close to the knee. So here is proof that I used heavy weights and that my iron still isn't where it should be. Each end of the weight left a bruise on my leg. My right leg is worse than my left.