"Can" I spin again?
Monday, March 28, 2016
Over the summer I had a serious spinning accident .... due to the deteriorating spin bikes my gym was "allowing" its members to utilize. Yes, I wanted to word that carefully. I would not have been injured or traumatized if they had "not allowed" this dangerous situation to develop.
Long story short (if you hadn't read my other blog), the right pedal broke completely off mid-spin. And the really sad part of the story is that I was not the only person it happened to (there were quite a few others). And management still turned a blind eye.
Well, my guess is that it continued to happen because now, 8 months later, they have finally bought brand new bikes. My friends are calling & asking me to come back to spin class again. But I'm not sure I can .... or want to. Now isn't that sad? It used to be my "happy place." I absolutely loved spinning, and attended class 5-days-a-week. Unfortunately those sentences were in past tense.
I'm not sure what I want to do. I do miss my old friends & would like to work out with them again. But I had to make my peace with the situation and move on, and I am quite happy at the gym I'm attending now. I have made new friends, and although I don't get the workout I did when I was spinning, I have come to enjoy the more low-key atmosphere there. Probably the best thing to do is a couple days spinning & the rest of the week stay in my "comfortable" gym situation (btw, they are sister-gyms, so I changed location only ... I can go to either gym with my membership).
The real dilemma is that I'm still afraid of it happening again. I'm not usually a scardie-cat, but this was a very traumatic experience for me. I still cringe when I have to put all my weight on the pedal of the stationary bike, to get on & off. Oh, did I mention we were doing a standing climb, not sitting, when this pedal broke off? Maybe I need to concentrate on the fact that they're new bikes & that I shouldn't have to worry about a re-occurrence.
I know I should just "get over it," and would like to. But you can't just tell someone to do that. I know cause my friends tried & that just depressed me even more. I don't want to be scared, and I want to "want to" go back. I just don't yet. I'd appreciate any thoughts or advise. This is a tough decision for me.