Bikram Spinning: “What You Just Did Isn’t Easy!”

OK so it wasn’t really Bikram Spinning at the gym tonight — that actual class should be illegal, and I hope it doesn’t actually exist — but the A.C. wasn’t kicking in and I felt like I was melting.

I took class tonight with Matt, who is my faaaavorite spinning teacher at Crunch. He makes me smile. At one point tonight he was walking through the room and yelled “You’re doing amazing!” into his mic. Fun fact: He tapped me on the arm when he yelled it. I felt like a giddy little teacher’s pet. In a crowded class, sometimes it’s nice to get a moment of individual recognition, even if no one else knows about it.

I went into class feeling exhausted from a very stressful day. Getting to class wasn’t hard, because I know that I really enjoy spinning with Matt.

But I do feel like I’m coming down with a cold — I have that “tickle in the back of my throat” feeling, so please share any non-freaky quick-fix remedies you have — and wasn’t sure how hard I’d be able to spin.

After we finished our final climb of class, and as we began our downhill, Matt yelled to us, “What you just did isn’t easy! Be very proud of yourselves!”

It was nice to get that reminder.

And heck yeah. What we did was not easy. I was dripping everywhere.

Sorry I didn’t take a post-spin photo for you. Just take my word for it: I was incredibly sexy.


Aaaaanyway, like I said, work today was really stressful. I’m traveling to L.A. this weekend for a photo shoot and let’s just say things aren’t, uh, coming together the way they should be.

There’s no doubt in my mind that it will all work out — it always does — but the “hurry up and wait” I’m going through right now is pretty brutal.

Also, I started my day off getting Remicade at the hospital. I was in and out in my fastest time yet! It’s like a race now. Click here to read more about what the heck I’m talking about.

Remember last night I talked about “NYC freaking out over a wimpy snowstorm headed our way?” Turns out it wasn’t so wimpy. We got about 8 inches and it was cleaned up really quickly. Now it’s just slush and puddles everywhere you turn.

This morning, though, it was beautiful.

On that note…

PLEASE SHARE: How do I fight off a cold before it gets to me?! Any good tips/tricks/remedies?



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  1. I don’t know how you feel about homeopathic medicines, but the Dr I work for believes in them and he recommended these — He actually bought me some when I was sick a few weeks ago. I can’t say whether or not it worked for me. I let my H take it because he was also sick, and he is much more needy then I am when I’m sick. I drank Thera-flu like it was my job. Take some vitamin C & D, and drink plenty of fluids. I’m sure you drink a ton of water anyways, but keep drinking. When I was sick I was barely drinking anything besides thera-flu, I just didn’t want to. Bad idea.

    Good Luck w/ your photo shoot this weekend, and I hope you don’t actually come down with anything and that it was just a little tickle.

  2. Wish I had the secret…I tried to ward one off a few weeks ago…sleep and about a week’s worth of Dayquil/Nyquil and cough drops finally knocked it out. Feel better!

    Eek the Manhattan sidewalks look icy! I woke up too late to run this morning, but I got to follow suit after all of my coworkers emailed in to say they were working from home and went on a lunchtime run through Astoria (my ‘hood in Queens). I had to dodge lots of gross slushy puddles, but I made it through the hour without falling or getting my shoes too wet. 🙂

  3. Maybe you sweat out some germs in spin. I hope so! Feel better soon 🙂

    Whenever I’m feeling something coming on, I start taking zinc and drinking tea like it’s my job. Then I go to bed.

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