Unfortunately last week I didn't get to ride almost at all, SO was out of town so everything fell onto me. Chores, feeding, cleaning, did I mention another contractor to reinstall our half bath? Monday night was paint, paint, paint trying to get the room ready (3.5 hour project), Tuesday night was running errands and going from store to store trying to find new hardware. I guess no one sells a toilet paper holder that goes onto the wall anymore? Meijer, Big Lots, Kohls and WalMart were all duds! The search continues. Wednesday was having a friend over to visit, Thursday was going to RB4's house for dinner and Friday was going to pick up my pelleted bedding that finally came in at the farm store. Blech. Everything needed done and was important but none of it was riding.
When I rode the previous weekend I had been able to get up to 3 minutes of two point before crashing so this past weekend I was determined to do better. On Sat I took the TWH and the dog out for a fitness ride. We went on the short loop which is 3 miles of dirt roads. While there was a lot more fighting with the TWH to trot then I would have liked, as he kept gaiting when he didn't stay organized, I got a good workout put in. When we were almost back I turned around and did a .6 mile canter before stopping because the dog was SO tuckered out. We had a pretty nice stroll back to the barn and the next day I wasn't even that sore!
|Fitness! (Shepard is on a retractable leash)|
Today I am S. O. R. E. My legs are actually not nearly as bad as my core and shoulders, most likely from hauling on the App to keep him semi sane. Note to self, next time put his dang-gone cross country bit in! There is absolutely no need to subject myself to that kind of behavior. It certainly does make me appreciate the TWH more though :)
Not sure if I will be able to throw my leg over a horse tonight, will see how well the Advil works, but I have until Thursday to jump. Thursday is my first jumping lesson with H, I am excited to see how it goes.