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!
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