I checked my voicemail while on vacation over the Christmas holiday. It was a message from XPO Logistics notifying me that they were calling to schedule my delivery from a recent order.
Woohoo! My Peloton would be delivered the day after my return from vacation.
My excitement quickly deflated, however, when I finally realized that XPO was trying to deliver a stationary bike from another company that I had previously cancelled.
My original delivery date of January 25th for my Peloton is still on track. Sigh.
Crazy Amy (my ultra distance trail running compadre whom I write about frequently in these posts) received her Peloton bike before Thanksgiving.
When she ordered her bike two months previously, I thought she was crazy. We were runners, not bikers. No way was I ever going to buy one for myself, I thought. I’d have no place to put it in my condo.
My resolution slowly dissipated, however, after I downloaded the Peloton fitness app on my phone and I started working out to the other classes they offer besides the bike. I then joined some Peloton Facebook groups and started listening to a Peloton fan podcast during my now hour-long commute to the office (thanks, Hurricane Sally!).
The Peloton instructors are amazing and the classes full of energy. And the camaraderie of the Peloton community is beyond belief. Plus, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the competitive leaderboard of the classes isn’t motivating as heck to me.
As a former rabid Orange Theory member, I could totally relate. But between COVID and my now triple length commute to Pensacola from my home, Orange Theory just isn’t in the cards for me anymore.
So I finally drank the Peloton Kool-Aid and ordered me a doggone bike. Apparently I’m in good company. Peloton bikes are so popular in fact that delivery times range from two to four months!
Ever hopeful and doggedly persistent, I will be calling Peloton and XPO every week between now and my scheduled delivery date to beg (I’m not proud) for an earlier delivery date.
Oh, and my vacation last month? It was awesome and provided me the mental reset I needed to hit the ground running (or should I say, biking?) this month with the New Year.
Kristen “Finally Drank the Kool-Aid” Marks
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