A Drop Of Sunshine

Well hello!

It seems as if I’ve forgotten I have a blog. I haven’t forgotten, actually, I’ve just been in a bit of a brain freeze lately. I don’t know if I’d call it writer’s block, or merely an effect of the February blues, but I just have not been motivated to put pen to paper (err — fingers to keyboard?) lately.

That is, until yesterday. I’ve truly been feeling a bit blah, but I don’t want to come on here and just complain about the snow. Because who wants to read that over and over again? I’ve been searching my brain for something positive and/or productive to write about for the past week, and although I can’t say I’ve been totally down in the dumps, I certainly haven’t been feeling very Rah-Rah either.

Yesterday though, I had a glorious day off of work with nothing to do. I had been meaning to try a class at Turnstyle Cycle, because my lovely friend Caroline teaches there and I’ve heard awesome things about the studio. Well, yesterday was finally my day! I made my way to the studio, nice and early (a little bit too early due to my own scheduling mistake, but that’s ok). This gave me time to catch up a little bit with Caroline before class, and also a little bit of time to get comfortable on a bike before we started. If you haven’t taken a Turnstyle class before, their bikes actually move on an axis, so you actually lean into your “turns”, and the bike moves naturally while you ride. It’s a crazy feeling, and definitely one that takes a little bit getting used to, so I’m glad that I could have a little bit of time on a demo bike before class started so that I could avoid looking like a total idiot.


Class itself was awesome. It was high energy, let me escape from the real world for a bit, and left me feeling 100% refreshed and rejuvenated (and like my legs were going to fall off).  When I stepped outside after class, the sun was shining, and it honestly felt like the first time I’ve felt the sun in months. Caroline and her awesome spin class brought me back to life, and the incredible warm (can high 30s be considered warm?) sunny day was exactly what I need to get out of this funk.

Turnstyle Cycle

With Caroline before class — Pre-sweat, starting to feel blissed out already! 

So bring it on, Monday, I’m back and I’m ready to go this week. Train issues? I’ll deal with it. More snow? Please God no, but if that does happen, I’m going to try my hardest to not fall back into this funk that pulled me down for the past couple weeks. February is almost over, which means that my most difficult month of work is almost over. I have learned that the sun does in fact still exist, and that we’re not all dying a slow death under a mountain of ice and snow.

Readers: Are any of you experiencing the February blues? What do you do to pull yourself out of it? Have you tried Turnstyle Cycle classes? 

4 thoughts on “A Drop Of Sunshine

  1. I can’t wait for spring but i’vebern saying this since Xmas.

  2. We’re getting hit with the snow and brutal temperatures here in Ontario too. Every week I check the forecast and hope for some relief, but it hasn’t come yet. Ugh!

    Trying a new fitness class is always a good way to cheer up though. I’m in a total February rut right now so maybe that might help me…

  3. I am definitely feeling the February blues, and waking up to negative nine degrees this morning did not help. I just keep telling myself that Daylight Savings Time is right around the corner. There has got to be an end in sight!

    Looks like you had a great class with Caroline! I haven’t been able to check it out yet.

  4. I’ve totally been feeling the February blues- I try not to complain too much, but it’s so hard! I was in San Francisco from Thurs-Mon and man was it just what I needed!! Super warm weather, super sunny skies, lots of walking and wine… only bad thing was coming home 🙂 I need to get to Turnstyle, too! Love Caroline !

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