Monday, December 15, 2008

A New Winter Torture

Most winters I am deep into Concept 2’s Annual Holiday Challenge as Christmas nears.
The Challenge is to 'row' 200,000 meters on a rowing ergometer between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Donna and I have been doing it for many years.

One year we started by placing two ergs in the parking lot in front of her church and erging together on Thanksgiving morning. One year she came to firestation #10 and joined me in a Thanksgiving row.

We check up on each other, encourage each other and have even celebrated 'halfway'.

I've been fighting some nasty tendinitis in my forearms since March and I am not able to join her in the fun this year. I hope to be back in my boat in the spring so this winter I have a new obsession.

Spinning.

No, not making thread.
Spin class is an indoor biking class.

Oh, so hard.
But oddly addictive.

So...Donna ergs and I spin.

And we eat.

It's a good thing.

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1 comment:

Clare said...

I love this picture. People find the gym such a horrid place that they don't take pictures of it! But it has such cool stuff! Thanks for pushing the envelope of the sweaty gymnasium!!