Thursday, 20 October 2011

Kettlebells R Us

This evening Red and I tried a kettlebells class. I'd wanted to give it a go since I saw that very butch fitness instructor putting the contestants through their paces with them in 'The Biggest Loser'. And Red came along because....well, because I offered to pay for her I suppose. Plus we wanted to escape our numbingly-cold house for an hour.

This class is hardcore (as my colleague Staś would say)! I can feel my joints seizing up already and I know I'm going to be hobbling around at work tomorrow just like my residents. I had a nasty accident right at the start of the class doing something called 'Round The World' when I managed to throw a 3kg kettlebell onto my foot. The pain was excruciating, absolutely terrible. It was all I could do not to collapse to the floor and start blubbing. Luckily, I remembered just in time that I am Northern and we leave that kind of carry-on to Southern softies. I waited until I got home to milk my injury....for all the good it did me.

We've booked to go again next week, despite agreeing that it was odd the instructor, a man in his mid-forties would say that he was 'passionate about kettlebells'. We had a juvenile snigger over that....

6 comments:

  1. Glutton for punishment I see!!!! But I've heard that kettle bells are a really great workout......watch the feet next time!!!!!!,

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  2. Never heard of them!
    Sounds dangerous to me, hope you are walking ok today.
    Lisa x

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  3. Crikey! Were you flinging them around for recreation?

    SP

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  4. My daughter has started doing this in her workout at college. She says it has really built up her upper body strength. Good luck with it

    Judy

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  5. Southern softies! Haha! Made me laugh. And I am from the south.

    Hope you're ok tomorrow...it'll be Wednesday it really hits you mark my words!

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