Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gratitude #50

Today I'm grateful for RPM. Today was my first class in over six months and boy was it soooo good to be back. I'm not just talking about being grateful for being back on a spin bike. It was just so good to be back in the gym environment again. People kept asking me where I'd been and I had to say that I'd had surgery, while trying to avoid saying that it was brain surgery, cause that just all makes it sound too dramatic. Of course Fi (hi Fi) says that it was and is all dramatic. I guess so ....

Anyway, Jude was the instructor, Fi rode the bike next to me. She hadn't done a class in ages either so we were both feeling it. Poor Jude had to fall back on her iPod after the CD player died but did well to improvise on tracks she hadn't prepared. We had brand new spin bikes to play with, which was nice. They were very smooth and a lot quieter than the old bikes but I couldn't get the handlebars and seat close enough together so was very spread out.

I did still have to battle the vertigo on the bike but as long as I kept spinning and tried not to think about it I got by. It helped to close my eyes, oddly enough! I didn't put as much dial on as I could have but that was never the intention of this class.

There are times when I feel a million miles away from normal, but there are times like today where I think I can still get on with 'normal' life even without the feeling of normality. That makes sense, right?


Marshmallow said...

I'm so happy to hear that you're back in RPMland. I'm grateful for RPM too :-) I know I don't comment often, but I'm loving these gratitude posts, as well as all of your posts in general :-)

Pollyanna_H said...

With regard to your last statement and question: yes it does!!!