Earn Your Slash Challenge @ B/Spoke Studios – DONE!

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I’m DONE!!!! with B/Spoke’s Earn Your Slash Challenge and I’m loved doing it!

I’ve previously mentioned before about my new-found love of spinning and how I was taking this challenge on this month. I wanted to document this challenge similarly to my previous Whole30’s so I have been tracking each class with IG pics and recapping my classes progress.

The requirements in completing the Earn Your Slash Challenge running from October 5th through November 5th 11th*:

1. BRING A NEW RIDER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX WITH YOU

2. COMPLETE 2/3 “CHALLENGE” RIDES: HOT R/DE, R/DE 60, OR 530AM DAWN RIDER

3. POST A PICTURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN B/SPOKE GEAR & TAG @BSPOKESTUDIOS

4. COMPLETE 15 RIDES

5. SOCIAL MEDIA POST EXPLAINING HOW YOU REFUEL & TAG @BSPOKESTUDIOS

*Midway through the challenge they updated the end date as they ran out of punchcards so they wanted to make sure everyone had their card and knew of the challenge. yay!

So here is recap on my rides 9-15!

Ride 9

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Wednesday, October 28th @ 12.00pm R/DE 45

Instructor: Katherine

Another great class with Katherine!

I am really loving these mid week lunch time classes. It feels good to get away from my desk and do something good for myself. I can easily sucked into

Overall, I’m really glad to be doing this challenge as it reminds me of my previous Whole30’s and now I conquered them. I like the challenge, and documenting it since it makes me feel good to check off each class and note how I did and felt after each one.

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Ride 10

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Friday, October 30th @ 12.00pm R/DE 45

Instructor: Aly

Of course Aly looks amazing in costume after teaching class! Ha!

They changed the end date for the challenge so it now runs through the 11th, so that takes a lot of pressure off me to complete the challenge by the 5th. yes!

I really liked Aly’s class. It made me feel great leaving and ending my work week with that. Plus, how can you not enjoy a class taught by a cat?!?

Ride 11

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Friday, November 6th @ 12.00pm R/DE 45

Instructor: Aly

Woohoo!! Price came with me so I fulfilled my challenge requirement to bring a person of the opposite sex with you to class!!

Anyway, bummed it was a week between classes but I had to cancel 2 classes between my last one and this. Bad timing for one and a pukey kid for the other.

Since you’ve been reading about my spinning experiences, I figure I’ll have Price write a recap this time…

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And then after class Price and I grabbed smoothies (which I threw up… stupid stomach bug). And Price gave me a flower 🙂

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Ride 12

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Sunday, November 8th @ 9.30am R/DE 45

Instructor: Natalie

I was on target with finishing the challenge a few days before the end date, but things got messed up the week prior so I am not jamming in 4 classes in 4 days. Oh boy!

Super bummed my stats were low this class. I was working really hard for this but I still felt sluggish so I gotta push even harder next time! (Or maybe the recording of the stats recording was started a bit late?!?)

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Ride 13

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Monday, November 9th @ 12.00pm R/DE 45

Instructor: Ali P

I love how every teacher has their own style from pace to choreography to music. It was my first class with Ali P and I really enjoyed it. Her instruction was clear and I liked the choreography that she did with the class.

I really, really pushed myself this class. I felt strong and enjoyed it. I cranked up the resistance and pushed through. My legs felt like jello at the end. It was hard and awesome.

The Stats didn’t work as I didn’t get them and I’m bummed about it since I wanted to see how it ranked compared to other classes.

Ride 14

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Tuesday, November 10th @ 5.30am DAWN R/DE

Instructor: Natalie

As part of the challenge, you need to complete 2 of the 3 ‘challenge rides’, and since I had done the HOT R/DE I decided to do the DAWN R/DE instead of the R/DE 60 as I was thinking it would be too intense for me. The length of time and the teacher, Kelsey, would be too much for me.

In the end, I’m glad I did what I did but the 5.30am spin class is not for me. I’m a morning person, but that is too much, too early for me. Live and learn.

I’ve been having a rough week so I was in a real pity party mood. Since I was struggling in class with a stiff, thirsty (I had water with me!) I fell into a bad head space with everything bugging me that

Also, my stats are laughable. ugh.

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Ride 15

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Wednesday, November 11th @ 12.00pm R/DE 45

Instructor: Natalie

DDDDDDDDDOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited to have completed the challenge.

Plus, I feel great that I did it on a high note, after the previous class. While I was tired, I feel that it was a good class. I’ve had better classes when I’ve pushed myself more, but I was okay to accept what I could push myself with as it was my 4th class in 4th days.

My legs are tired but my arms are tired and slow. I felt a beat behind everyone as my arms just felt slow moving at times. I skipped some of the choreography, which I hate to do, but I felt like I needed to give myself a break as I was dragging. At least I did it!!

Stats, oh stats, where did you go? They never processed, or whatever. Such a bummer.

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Check out my recaps on my first 8 rides in the challenge!

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