I promise:: it actually was such a blast! But let’s just say I am better at purchasing activewear than being active. It was a hysterical day of spinning and shopping with some fabulous ladies + gents and working with two really fun companies. I always find myself crying-laughing over Hallie’s NYFW recaps, so I thought I’d share my weekend in a similar vein. Obviously much less glamour, much more sweat.
Sit back + relax, this’ll take a while.
6:30 p.m. On a mission at Marshalls. I circle activewear for precisely 7 minutes and already have 12 items to try on.
7:10 After half an hour in the dressing room and a few snapchats later I emerge with all gray items plus a purple sports bra because YOLO.
7:13 Two-pound weights and yoga mats are on sale so I grab them because #newyearnewyou?
7:20 WELP that was more than I meant to spend but ok look at how good dem deals were! I got Calvin Klein yoga pants, a sports bra, and a crazy-comfy tank for under $50.
12:33 p.m. Alex texts me that she’s on a Green Line. We have a foolproof system for timing this so that we get on the same car but SHOOT DO I HEAR THE TRAIN ALREADY RUN DONT SLIP
12:35 Made it. As soon as it starts moving, I slide on the wet snow down the aisle, almost into Alex’s lap. Great start team.
1:05 This Flywheel swag!! Must do well today so I can justify buying one of those glitter tanks. #nevercoast
1:07 OMG THERE’S A DOG IN HERE HI BUDDY.
1:16. Sam and I try to put our stuff in a locker. How the F do these things work?
1:22 How do cycling shoes run? Like if I’m a 7.5 in ballet flats that’s a what here…?
1:45 p.m. We’re in. We’re on the bikes. I was able to lock my shoes in with only minimal instructing, so today is already looking up.
1:46 I look around and realize I’m surrounded by Dariel (training for a half marathon), Alex (2-time marathoner), and Tiana (unsure of her athletic abilities but girlfriend will still be the most adorable person in this room even after sweating for 45 minutes straight).
1:48 A photographer is circling. Should I smile? Look natural?
1:52 Tiana let’s take a selfie!!!
2:03 Do you think this is going to be, like, dumbed down for us beginners?
2:04 Do you think this is going to be, like, a competition between the fashion bloggers and the fitness bloggers?
2:08 Photographer is back. Look like you’re warming up. Because I know what that looks like.
2:15* And we’re off. See you on the other side.
2:16 Ok, I can do this. I see why people love this. We’re cycling we’re jamming.
2:18 OH MY GOD IT BURNS.
2:22 If I can get through this I’m getting ShakeShack for dinner.
2:25 Our instructor Kristina is all like “torque should be between 30 and 35” and I’m like “mmmm 27?”
2:32 A remix of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud is playing. Now I’m feeling motivated. BIKE FOR ED.
2:35 Thank the lord for Kristina’s motivational speeches. But wait she says I should be at how many RPMs?!
2:41 Our standings are on the board. Or at least the top 20 are. LOLZ nowhere to be seen. Must bike… faster?
2:43 Last hard run before we break for arms. I AM LANCE ARMSTRONG.
2:45 Arm time. We do lots of arm work in dance, how bad can this be?
2:46 Bad, very bad. But, Katie Couric arms, so must power through.
2:52 Back to cycling. We have to be nearing the end, right? RIGHT?
2:58 Two thirty second sprints left. I can do this. I can smell the cheeseburgers now.
2:59 Lauren Hill plays as we are finally allowed to slow our pedaling and cool down. Amanda later tells me she has “never been so happy to hear Lauren Hill.”
3:01 Post workout stretch. Finally, something I excel at.
3:03 Oh it feels so good to see always-on fashion bloggers looking a little less than their best 😛
3:07 I don’t even like green juice but I slurp down the one b.good provided for us like it’s liquid candy. They’re serving it in glass milk jars with striped straws. MAN do they know their audience. #totallygrammingthis #pinterestworthy
3:13 Group pic time! Please don’t make me lift my arms.
3:20 Peace OUT Flywheel. I hate you, but I totally love you and will definitely be back.
Full disclosure: I was provided a free spin class and activewear by Marshalls. All opinions expressed are my own.
*Times approximated; class may not run on above schedule