I had my most difficulty in being a complaint patient today. It was nice, sunny, and just a tad bit chilly — a perfect day for a winter run (although, as one of my babysitting kids reminded me last night, it’s still technically fall). It was so tempting.
I try really hard to be a “good patient” and follow orders, so, as a soon-to-be-doctor, I will know how hard it may be for some to follow my [future] recommendations. I actually had to repeat in my head, “I will be a compliant patient,” so as to prevent bad decision making on my walk to the gym.
Since, I’ve been sticking to approved activities, I’ve tried out both shi-shi NYC spin studios over the weekend. Further, I’ve created a table comparing pros and cons of each so, should you want to try one, you will know what you’re getting yourself into.
***Note: First time ever class at Soul Cycle is $20. Both places have community rides (ie free).
To be honest, I liked both. Thus, if you want to buy me classes at either, I will take them.
Flywheel is a better deal for your money – harder workout, you don’t have to pay for the shoes, free water, you can compete against other people since their bikes are computerized and calculate the power you generated over the 45 minutes (or something like that)…
SoulCycle is an experience – candles in the studio, quasi-dancing whilst biking (requires coordination and concentration, but is really fun), tons of energy, you’ll want to throw a dance party after, still a fantastic workout…
I got a good sweat on at each, so I can’t complain. I’m dying to go back to each.
My butt says otherwise. Seriously, why are those seats so uncomfortable? I guess I will never understand everything. At least I figured out what twitter hashtags were for this week. I had no idea those things had an actual function.
Although I’m trying to be a complaint patient, it’s been 5 weeks since I’ve really run (7 if you count the two before the marathon) and this patient won’t be patient much longer. Seriously, I’m starting to lose my sanity. I really hope I can keep my pelvis in an even plane while running soon (the reason I can’t try running, yet, at least on the IT band front; the back/hip is most bothering me now).
Plus, my bank account won’t tolerate much more NYC shi-shi spinning.
TELL ME: Do you have issues being a compliant patient? Never finish you full antibiotic course (don’t do that!) Hate your doctor (I don’t hate mine, btw)? Gone against what your doctor said and been ok? Tell me all of your good or bad patient stories.
Also, I think I’ve developed S.A.N.R.D – Seasonal Affective Non-Running Disorder. I need one of those lamps that simulates sunlight.
Until next time…