Throwback Thursday - a Spinning® Marathon

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

I'm not going too far back in time for our first Throwback Thursday, "only" 12 years. It seems like this just happened last month but at the same time it feels forever ago.

Before I became a REALTOR® I went to school full-time and worked at a number of gyms part time. I was (am still) a certified Spinning® instructor. I was hooked the very first time I got on a Spinning® bike, I loved the energy, the fun and the exhaustion at the end.

My boss at the time needed instructors quickly to meet demand and thought that I would be a good fit. My Spinning® classes were the highlight of my week. I couldn't wait to get out of school and on my bike. It's incredibly thrilling to be able to motivate 15+ members to last 45, 60 .. 90 minutes on a bike going up and down mountains, sprinting and making it across the finish line.

Come to think of it ... yes, it's very comparable to guiding buyers and sellers through the process and arriving at the settlement table!

Spinning Marathon

This picture was taken at a fitness convention in Hannover, Germany in 2002. This was a Spinning® marathon, I spent a good 10 hours on that bike, only taking 5 minute breaks to go to the bathroom. My legs were jello that evening!

I haven't been on a Spinning® bike for some time now. My friend Mike Cooper came to my rescue some time ago when he called me out and I traveled to Winchester, VA to participate in his Race For A Cure.... I really don't have a good excuse why I stopped, I had a couple babies, was focused on my business and, well, life just happend.

I think I need to do something about that!

Throwback Thursday - a Spinning® Marathon

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~

 

 

   

                                                                                                              

 

Thompson Company, REALTORS
16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

andreabedard.re@gmail.com

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.

 

 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

 

 

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Martha Brown
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I have never been to a spinning class and at my age I probably never will but I here they are fabulous. Go and have some fun. I would'nt be surprised if it didnt become a nice niche for you too.   

May 15, 2014 02:11 PM #1
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"Life Happens", I know that feeling, so many things we get pulled away from, I hope you can get back to your biking, it sounds like a lot of fun.

May 15, 2014 02:12 PM #2
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Andrea Bedard
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I am not sure what age you are referring to Martha! The right instructor will guide you through it, push you just enough to make it worthwhile and make it fun!

It's been on my mind Bob, I need to get back into doing 'something' on a regular basis.

May 15, 2014 02:15 PM #3
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very cool!!!  I learned something new about you today!  looks fun (albeit exhausting)

May 15, 2014 02:26 PM #4
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We enjoy taking our leisurely bike rides in nice weather, but spinning...45, 60 or 90 minutes...I'm tired just to think about it

May 15, 2014 08:12 PM #5
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10 HOURS!? I go to a spinning boot camp class once a week for ONE hour and my legs are jello afterwards! Next stop, Tour de France?

May 16, 2014 12:52 AM #6
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I've always wanted to take a spin cass.  I can't believe you went 10 hours, you are Superwoman!!  

May 16, 2014 01:15 AM #7
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Andrea Bedard
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Exhausting in a good way Eric!

Leisurely bike rides are fun, too, Larry & Sheila.

Well, Alicia, that was 12 years ago and I was teaching classes 4-5 days a week. I don't think I would last that long today.

Go for it Kerrie, I am sure you will love it!

May 16, 2014 07:06 AM #8
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I rode 26 street miles in a bike-a-thon fund raiser back in the day... wish I had photos from that day.

May 16, 2014 09:51 AM #9
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Bette Gottwald
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Andrea, it looks tiring, but I'll bet spinning it a great calorie burner!

May 16, 2014 10:44 AM #10
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Andrea Bedard
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Awesome Tammy, I need to make the time to get back into cycling. I pass the true cyclists on my way to appointments and always think that I wish I could ride with them.

You have so much adrenaline pumping Bette that you don't feel it until later. It's definitely a great calorie burner.

May 16, 2014 10:53 AM #11
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Andrea, you learned an important lesson - it's about crossing the finish line in all of life's persuits.

May 16, 2014 01:54 PM #12
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Hello Andrea,

A spinning class might be the death of me...or, a rebirth!

May 17, 2014 05:54 AM #13
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Andrea Bedard
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Very true Patricia. I definitely had to push myself and was close to giving up a couple of times... but after the 10 hours were up, I just felt amazing - woobly knees and all. It was so worth it.

I may just feel like you Lisa when I get on a bike again but I'm hoping for a rebirth!

May 17, 2014 08:06 AM #14
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10 hours on a bike and I don't even ride a bike very well... 

May 18, 2014 11:52 AM #15
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Ten HOURS?  Good grief!  I don't think I would've lasted ten minutes.

May 20, 2014 12:24 PM #16
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Andrea Bedard
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But it's stationary Judi, you won't have to worry about traffic and you can even stop pedaling without falling down.

Yes, yes you would Chris Ann.. you just need the right coach and cycling buddies.

Jun 05, 2014 05:41 AM #17
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