Every morning I feel a little guilty going to spin. Crazy, right? You're not supposed to feel guilty when you wake up early to work out.
The thing is every morning to get to spin I have to drive past mountain bikers in the outdoors under the sun on trails 3 minutes from my house, while I drive 20 minutes to go sit in a dark room on a bike that doesn't go anywhere. When you think about it that way, it seems weird.
So why do I do it? In all honesty, I'd rather be outside, but the class is just a means to get what I really desire: empowerment.
In a world where I constantly feel like I can't do things and I'm trying to impossibly run up a wall, for 45 minutes there's someone telling me that no matter how hard it feels I can do it, and most days I leave thinking maybe they're right and letting that tide of enthusiasm and confidence take me into the day.
Repost of @maddiedai @newyorkercartoons #tnycartoons