Thursday, September 16, 2010
Near Death Experience!!!
I had an Near Death experience... where I, in a state of exhaustion dripping in sweat... breathing was a luxury i couldn't quite afford... I can sum it up in one word..... ZUMBA. Some would call it suicide, but for me it was just stupidity.. Simply, I read the gym schedule wrong and thought I was headed for a Cardio Hip-hop class... which would have come close enough to killing me, i'm sure. A few minutes in during the high-speed latin music surrounding me in a world where the beat of the drums were drowned out by the beating of my heart, I gathered up enough breath to ask the girl next to me... Is this Zumba? I could hardly hear her response because I was breathing so hard and probably had sweat in my ears... but Yes... It was ZUMBA. The music was hot and the moves were fun but alas, the body was not ready. I did make it through a half-hour... though, which is a valid suicide attempt, I think. Maybe I will revisit Zumba with a less cumbersome shape down the line. For now, Water Aerobics with the senior socialites is more my speed... but 1/2 a Zumba class is better than none.