Sunday, February 21, 2010
lmost every afternoon I work out. Some days it's step aerobics (this is my favorite step DVD right now), but more often than not I ride my bike. As the weather this winter has not cooperated with me and allowed me to ride outside, my very thoughtful husband purchased a trainer for my bicycle. There are spin cycling DVDs like this one and this one that are really fun and motivating too.
Last week Daniel was watching me spin using Mindy's spin cycling DVD. At different points in the DVD there is video of you virtually passing another bicyclist, and other cut aways. By far the one that is the most fun, at least from Daniel's perspective is the time that you are "chased by an angry dog." At that point you have to ride as hard and fast as you can to beat the dog up the hill you are climbing.
This workout is a real killer. The trainer puts pressure against the back wheel of the bicycle and I can vary the intensity of the workout by simply shifting gears. Anyway, on this particular day I was nearing the end of this really intense hour-long workout and it must have showed that I was getting pretty tired.
"Mom?" Daniel queries.
"Yes?" I breathlessly answer.
"Mom, I think you need that dog to come out and chase you again!"
I think I need to let the dogs out to chase me at other times during the day too!