In Spin last night, the instructor started the class by telling us we’d be doing 15 sprints 20-30 seconds each. The previous class I’d gone to was hills so I was happy for a change of pace. After the 15th sprint, when my legs felt like they were going to spin right off my body, she told us we’re doing 2 more sprints (followed by 2 time trials, 3 and 4 minutes each). She said in life sometimes things happen and we feel like we are at the end of our rope. Then something worse happens and we feel like we’re going to fall right over the edge. But we don’t. We keep pushing. It’s all mental. Some days are long and hard and we want to crawl in bed. But we keep moving forward and eventually things fall into place and the pain dulls, and we learn the lessons God intended us to learn.
I was thinking about how true this is. This Spring has been super stressful for B and I, and when everything started to get sorted out we got some devastating news that made our “problems” feel so small and so superficial. Life is hard. Sometimes it’s really shitty. But I’m reminded that life can also be so short. There’s not time to waste worrying about inconsequential crap that doesn’t matter.
On that note…
Stop waiting. Take a look at that sunset and soak it up. Enjoy your freaking pizza. Stay up too late chatting with your husband, or your bestie or whoever. You never know what tomorrow will bring, so enjoy what you have right now.
2 thoughts on “Lessons in Spin Class 2: Life is hard”
Haha, I love this so much. Whenever I’m in spin class, I always take it as a challenge of character. Like, am I really going to give up right now or am I going to keep pushing towards the goal? That always helps me. “Stop waiting. Take a look at that sunset and soak it up. Enjoy your freaking pizza. Stay up too late chatting with your husband, or your bestie or whoever. You never know what tomorrow will bring, so enjoy what you have right now.” Beautiful.
Thanks so much! And I agree– something about spin class that makes me want to push myself super hard!