Spin Class

Much like my new found love for the step class is my excitement for spinning. It is crazy that I should love such a tortuous workout. There is more sweat going on in this workout room than water in a pool. I love the way it makes me feel when I have completed a class. During the class I am not always convinced that it was such a good idea.

From the start of the class the instructor encourages us to give it all that we have. "no regrets", she shouts to us. "Another half turn, push and pull, push and pull". After wiping the sweat from my face, I glance up at the clock and it has only been fifteen minutes! Seriously? How am I going to make it for another thirty minutes, I desperately ask myself.

Just then the instructor chides us to adjust our tension another half turn, and get up out of our saddle. For the next 6 minutes as my thighs burned with intense pain, we stood up, sat down, bent forward, and just kept going.

After a few moments of a recovery ride, we entered into the last hill of the class. Realizing that for the next 10 minutes we were going to be working harder, and harder, I started to have a conversation with myself.
I could get down and go to the bathroom, then I wouldn't have to come back! Maybe no-one would notice if I just stopped pedaling! Why would I ever do this class, this is pure torture!
As if the instructor could read my mind, she asked us how we would like to finish the race. "Don't quit now, you are almost there, I can see the finish line, you can do it!" Right then, on the spin bike, I had a moment with God.

He told me, Jann, you do this in your life too. 
Sometimes you quit before I can show you the blessing.
 I want you to fight through till the end!
 Don't give up,
 I will see you through. 
I will be your strength, 
I will be with you. 

I finished the ride, tired and sore, but glad that I wasn't alone and never will be.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8


1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is totally out of my element, but thank you for writing about it and introducing me to what a spin class is and how God spoke to you in the midst of it. I really like that, love it when God speaks to our hearts! I need to exercise more, but my plan is regular walks around our hilly block with my new puppy.


Thank you for visiting, Praying that you are blessed today. Jann

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