You’ve probably caught onto something by now – I’ve been possessed by the Spin-Ryde bug. It’s a weekly indulgence of endorphin highs & lactic acid lows; I don’t plan on changing that.
On Sunday, we rode for a reason. We rode for a Cure.
One of our local lululemon Ambassadors, Chris Lindley, hosted this event for Sunday’s morning and afternoon. We had the option to reserve bikes for whatever amount of time we felt up to, and the Pot of Gold was open for donations of choice.
Every bike was full, ALL day.
My time slot lasted from 8– 9:15 a.m., and I had no idea what to expect. Normally these “classes” are a mix of on/off bike routines & circuits. Now, with a room full of people, food & energy, what were we in for?
As it turned out – we were in for nonstop spinning, resistance changing, good music & arm-working. We were in for a story-telling, listening to Lisa tell us what life was like with treatments, surgery, chemo & radiation (and more to come). We were in for being motivated by some around us who had been on the bikes longer, but just kept moving. We were in for an intense cardio workout, but nothing that rivaled what Cancer will do to your body.
I ended that 75 minutes drenched, drained, hopeful & elated. It makes a difference to workout with a purpose; and we can only hope the Pot of Gold makes a difference, too.
According to what we heard on Sunday, Colorado has an unusually high rate of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer at a younger age. But it’s important for all of us to be observant, aware and educated.
If you’ve put your time towards a purpose, let’s hear it! If you have a purpose you’d like to shine some light on, bring on the plugs!