Do you know Toni Braxton has lupus? SQUIRREL! Oh! And don’t ask about the video, I just like the song!!!Heart rate training… Every time I go to spin class Tony (I love Tony, he is an awesome spin instructor [but I did cheat on him today]) goes on and on about Anaerobic Threshold (AT) and the different levels. Which got me to thinking. I can’t just listen to my breathing, thanks to my Methotrexate I get winded just going up a set of stairs at times. So of course I started thinking about heart rate training. Luckily a friend lent me a heart rate monitor while mine is on vacation (renovations have caused a lot of things to go on vacation!!!!!). Yesterday while I was on the treadmill I kept an eye on my heart rate and my heart rate was pretty well behaved. I get it that AT running is not the same as AT spinning. I found one website that seems to have the most informative information (Heart Rate Training Zones), but I am still looking!
Today was “Active Recovery” day… so I decided I would check out what classes were being offered I found a few with the time range I was interested in and I settled on two. Spinning (hello! I LOVE that class) and Hot Vinyasa.Again, I cheated on my all-time favorite spin instructor. I attended spin class, I kept a very close eye on my heart rate. We were not supposed to go into Zone 4, but I did sneak in a few times. The class was great and then the instructor made a comment that got my goat up a little. “You get what you deserve” I understand where she is coming from what but I really wish she would think about it from more than just a fitness stand point. I get the “if I eat three pieces of chocolate cake I am going to feel like crap.” I get it, I do. But once I step out of the gym (or outside of the fitness world) I will throw down the BS card in a heartbeat!
Then it was off to Hot Vinyasa class. I was a little nervous, but my primary doc did tell me it would be good for me, but make sure I spoke to the instructor before class; which I did! My back was in heaven!!!!! Oh wait… she cranked up the heat and turned on the humidifier. I got toasty in there! After a few stretches my back was in heaven. I did have to keep taking breaks to get water and to get rid of the dizziness but I really enjoyed the class. I realize this is going to make me sounds nuts, but I LOVE the pigeon pose! Love, love, love it! I was so happy when the instructor directed us into this pose. My knees didn’t have any issues going into this pose and my hips loved being there. I am tired, but I feel so relaxed!Tomorrow group run! YAY!
~If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned"~