Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Whoa! What a Class!

I want to preface this post by saying that I hope it makes sense. I only managed to get about three hours of sleep last night, and I am REALLY tired. For some reason when my brain heard that my body had mono, it said, "Ha! I'll show you!" And, I haven't been sleeping well for the last couple of nights.

This morning's Spinning class was something out of the ordinary. I almost called in a sub since I was so tired when I got out of bed. I'm glad I didn't. I had a group of firefighters come in and join the class. In full gear. With their masks and tanks on and everything. They proved to be quite entertaining for me and the rest of the class.

As the heart rates went up, alarms started sounding and lights started flashing. The head fireman would occasionally yell at the group to do something with their equipment. The firemen's face masks started to steam up. I felt really sorry for them. At one point, when we were out of saddle, one of them made the comment to me that I should try doing this with an extra 50 pounds on my back. I thought that sounded like a challenge I'd like to try someday. But probably not in full firefighter gear.

After about a half an hour, one of the firemen's alarm went off and a loud "psffft" sound filled the room. I guess he blew his tank. The head fireman rushed over to him and soon they were running out of the room. I could feel the tension in the air as everyone wondered if the poor guy was going to survive. Then another alarm went off and another fireman left. Then another. Pretty soon there was just one left. I declared him the winner.

Well, I can't stay awake any longer. Over and out.


Anonymous said...

well that's just weird.

we get firefighters at our gym and spin classes, too. but never in gear.

next time, really give them the gassers and work 'em over.

Rio's Rider said...

I was simply too tired to work them over. Next time...

Downhilldiva said...

Wow! You really are tired to dream something up like that! ;)

Rio's Rider said...

No, it was real! Besides, if it were a dream the firemen would have been...oh, never mind.

Anonymous said...

You're not allowed to have dreams like that in Utah County, are you?