Gym Ninja's first day off in 2 weeks thank GOODNESS!
So what did she do?
Headed to the gym of course for her usual Saturday Slaughter Session! Wooohooo!
Annoyingly, to begin with, Gym Ninja had to run the gauntlet of her smaller cat Hamish regurgitating fur cigars on the landing at 5.30am for the second morning running. Possibly this is due to the fact that, thanks to an incompetent carpet fitter who came to measure up the stairs and landing for a new carpet (& managed to bring a carpet too short for the space, leaving Gym Ninja with just underlay on the landing until Wednesday) this is obviously a lovely surface to vomit up fur balls onto?
So, with broken sleep Gym Ninja hauled herself out of bed, with hair akin to Worsel Gummage, selected a 'go faster' gym outfit, and headed out of the door to the gym. (If ONLY GN could move that fast-but this is the abridged version of her morning. She did stop to eat a wheat-free pitta bread spread with Organic Almond Butter, plus shower etc).
Extreme Spin to be exact! An hour. Oh and who is that by the water fountain? Only the girl who has stood in temporarily and does a beasting of a Spin Class. YAY! There really is no point hauling oneself out of bed on a Saturday morning unless it's for a worthwhile class. Turns out having chatted to her that she's a permanent fixture now which is good news as there hasn't been a really good replacement for Evil Instructor who was forced out months ago-way before Christmas.
Gym Ninja was still a bit sore from Thursdays German Volume Training.
This'll be tough!
So...within minutes Gym Ninja was sweating like the proverbial pig, her Worsel Gummage hair plastered to her head in an attractive soggy Worsel effect. Cute! But today, Gym Ninja felt every second of that class. Her legs ached, her body was tired yet her mind was hellbent on continuing. You see, quitting a Spin Class is NOT an option. Never has been, never will be. So what tricks does GN do to keep her from quitting and to distract her from the time? A few of these...
- Imaging an argument she is saving up for the near future and replaying it in her head. Anger seriously makes any workout feel better! If you've ever had a horrendous day at work or been livid with a partner then headed to the gym for a workout then you will know what Gym Ninja means!
- Concentrating on the others in the class. Today GN concentrated on the guy who has a complete lack of co-ordination when jumping. We go up, he sits down. We sit down, he stands up. This often gives Gym Ninja the smirks and is rather entertaining, however the humour doesn't last long on a tough ride!
- Focusing on her latest goal: namely the Ultra-Fit Cover Model Competition & what kind of shape Gym Ninja will need to be in if she is to even stand a chance?
- Guilt: Knowing if she doesn't work hard enough in Spin then she'll have to go do a run and that's just prolonging the agony...