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Cycle For A Cure

February 12, 2019

Hey y’all, Matt here! My first episode with the blog squad was nothing short of exhilarating. Taylor, Nate, and I took on Cycle for a Cure, an event co-hosted by Phi Mu, Beta Tau, and Drexel Recreational Athletics. Attendees were able to claim an exercise bike out on the fitness plaza and participate in a cycling class led by a different instructor each hour throughout the day. The event even featured live workout music curated by DJ Chen and the MAD Dragon Music Group, Drexel’s student-run record label. All proceeds generated by the event were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help fund breast cancer research.

After an intense five minutes on the cycles, our instructor yelled, “Okay, warm up is over!” and that’s when I realized I was terribly out of shape. Regardless, I powered through the workout thanks to the blog squad’s words of encouragement and our instructor’s support. It felt good to be surrounded by students, faculty, and staff who were all there to support one another, contribute to a successful fundraising effort, and have fun. I’m excited to attend some group cycling classes so that I can come back and participate in this event again next year.

Wassup Dragons, Nate again! Man, where do I start? This was my second time doing a Cycle class (check out my first here), so I had an idea of what to expect. But, like Matt said, I quickly realized that you can’t become a cycling expert after one class (Shocker!). Luckily, I had Taylor and Matt, and even the instructor. Even when it felt like we were dying, and our clothes were wetter than a pool from all the sweat, the squad was laughing and cracking jokes the entire time. (The jokes were mainly about how out of shape we all were haha) By the end of it, we were all spent, but we were definitely refreshed!! It was honestly the hardest I’d pushed my body in a while, and it felt great!!