Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I decided to just say screw it to this weird cold. More of an internal bruise in my upper right chest and run anyway. Yes I did see the Dr last week, he found nothing and said to take Aleve.
So I have been taking Aleve and I'd rather not. Found that if I didn't take it at night, I could certainly tell the next morning, so had been taking it twice a day. But last Sunday am I felt pretty good. So Monday night, I didn't take it. Oh I could tell this morning! I took one before the run.
The first few strides of the run were actually painful in the chest but then subsided. I took it slow and averaged about a 12 minute pace. Just under 2 miles.
And yes.. I still have my Biffronies... He just turned 20 a few weeks ago. Here's some pics of him. I swear he does not look this narrow when you are standing with him! And go figure our weather, this was mid March in the 70's when these were taken. It was 36 this morning!
There is an 8" height difference between Biff and I have to remember this when I dismount Biff... can you say shock to the knees...ow
I was really proud of last night. He was not turned out due to high winds, mud and the other horses being nuts, which is fine. There were too many little kids in the indoor to ride, in case he misbehaved! The indoor round pen was being used. hmmm maybe I should have stayed at the barn I pretty much had to myself! So I took him to the outdoor round pen and all he did was walk around. Ok fine. So I tacked him up and road him in the outdoor w/ these huge gusts of wind! He was a saint! Shocked me.. I totally figured he'd be a bit flighty w/ the wind.
Monday, April 16, 2012
My goodness this month has really been a beast on me! I ran on the 2nd and that has been the last run! Hopefully I'll get out tomorrow morning! The first week of April was just crazy with things and holidays that I only got the one run in.
Sunday I started coming down w/ a chest cold, I could not take a deep breath, that was about it. So if I can't take a deep breath, figured I'd better not run.
then I had a week of HIGH sodium levels, little exercise and I wonder why the scale kept going up by .4 or .6 every day....sigh. I hate hidden sodium, I really do!
So I feel better, not 100% but much better. Going to try for a run tomorrow... the scale is stating it is necessary!
I found a soup that is gluten free and low sodium, hopefully it tastes good!
So Sunday, I moved to a new barn and he loaded into the trailer like a champ! Here are some pic's!
So glad I got this shot!
He is so not afraid of water! Love it! We had a monsoon Saturday night..
Here is Turtle clean
and after he rolled, his entire side is soaking wet and covered in sand!
Friday, April 13, 2012
I was just at my friends website going thru the photos. He recently had a barn fire and lost almost his entire show string. He did lose all his equipment and clothes and personal possessions.
I was surprised to see my horse in his photos. I am pleased to see him there. I really loved that horse. Ironically, if I had bought him back as I wanted to, he too would most likely be one of the 19 horses that lost their lives in this fire. My horse is #24 and #63. My Brassy Ass I called him.
Dancing in the Dark is gone. He had so many National Championships. He was such an awesome horse. My heart goes out to all the owners that lost their horses in this fire. Such a scarey thing.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
here is the update! I do have a very mild heel strike and I was thinking I did not. Oh well! Jim was the guy helping me out at the store. He went all over the shoes inch by inch and said there was no uneven wear or specific breakdowns. He too believed I should have gotten more than 214 miles on them.
So listening to my recap on mild stability ASICS and if I should try minimalist shoes, he said no, I would be better off in a higher cushioned shoe to help get past 200 miles.
I put on a Nike Vomero (?) and I really liked it but the toe boxes are getting smaller and I could feel my toes at the end of the shoe so he put in for the next size up, which should be in Mon/Tues. Also tried Brooks Glycerin, really liked them. And ASICS Nimbus. So when the Nikes come in, I'll try them all again and make my pick!
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