As I once mentioned, I am rehabbing from a serious summer cycling accident. It's been a long road and I've developed a great relationship with my OT. Anyway, he knows first hand how passionate I am about both spinning & outdoor cycling and he has used that passion to spur me on when my resolve has waned. Anyway during yesterday's session after I was going on and on about the weekend's 43-mile outdoor ride and going on and on about the class I was teaching that evening, he asked me which I loved more...Spinning or outdoor cycling. For once, I was struck silent (doesn't happen too often).
I stammered about not equating the two, that each fulfills a different need for me. Well, I had a restless night and I couldn't get the question out of my mind. Honestly, I have been thinking about his innocent question all day. For some reason it's struck a nerve.
I honestly do get something different from all three: outdoor riding, spinning as a rider, spinning as an instructor. Outdoor riding seems to be more social for me as I go with hubby & friends. Spinning as a rider is very solitary, even though I am in a room with others. When I need to work on something emotionally, spinning does the trick. I can truly take myself 'away.' Instructing fills a need to nurture. But even these broad explanations don't seem to totally answer the question for me.
Those of you who spend time indoors & out, have you ever thought about this? Or do I just have too much time on my hands.