I was geekily excited about getting back to Spinning classes. Last night was my first one in a very long time. I got there early and did a short weightlifting session before the class started. Signing up for that race did exactly what I had hoped -- it gave me the extra push to get out the door when I'm tired after work.
I'm glad, too, because after a 45-minute class, I felt like I had finally shut off the crazy switch in my head. I felt more mellow and relaxed than I had in a long, long time. All the chatter that runs through my mind most of the time quieted down for a while. I would never have believed, on all those days that I felt like hamburger after a rough commute home, that going for a workout would make me feel energized and happy, but I swear it's true.
Tonight, though, we have freezing rain, and I am staying inside where it's warm and safe and watching "The Biggest Loser" and the election returns.