Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I survived, maybe

Today was my 75 minute spin-yoga class, and I'm still here, mostly. I walked in I saw a dozen women from 30-50 years old, with water bottles, towels, and some with special bicycling shoes and heart-rate monitors. My first thought:"I'm screwed." Sure enough, they pedaled me into the ground. After about ten minutes, the instructor looked at me, got out her cell phone, and punched "911" into the speed dial--just in case. Okay, not quite that bad, but she did look concerned for the token male. I tried to explain that profuse sweating and shaking legs was normal for me, but I don't know if they bought it.

6 comments:

Nate Loucks said...

I once tried this Billy Blanks exercising DVD. I worked up a sweat and was really tired. After a few minutes, I sat down and thought, "wow, good job Nate". Then, Billy said, "Alright, the warm up is over." I stopped the DVD, put it back in it's case and put it on the shelf where it sits today.

Brad Wright said...

Very funny!

sarah said...

Maybe no more pizza during lecture?!?

chris said...

i've got your back, pardner, and can attest to your perspiracation. after all those years in spottily-air-conditioned madison, i know that a little glistening or even a full-on sweat is well within your normal confidence limits. keep pedalin'

Brad Wright said...

Hm-m-m-m, I hadn't linked my difficulty exercising with excessive pizza, but you're probably right.

As for the stability of my perspiration, I suppose that means I either have perspired consistently over time or have been out of shape consistently. (Or both, I suppose).

kent said...

Yikes, done in y a 50 year old woman. Well take heart, I would not last with a 75 year old woman.