Friday, August 20, 2010
oh wow.... when I got to work yesterday, my key seemed to stick when turning off the car. Then I got to the dentist and it again seemed to stick when I went to turn it off. Got to the gas station and I could NOT turn off the car. what's up w/ that?
THANKFULLY my BF was home last night from his out of state stint. He looked at me funny when I told him I couldn't turn off the car and it was running in the driveway. You know, those looks a guy gives when a gurl can't do something so simple to them? hah... I walked outside a few minutes later to find the car still running and he's beating on the steering wheel/drive shaft etc.
So... we drive the car to Carmax and park it. Thankfully my BF is a gear head and disconnected the fuel pump to turn the engine off. Then disconnected the battery as the ignition is on, so my lights and such would have been on all night. Joys. I *believe* I purchased the extended warranty. I really hope I did! My car has just over 38k miles on it. Will find out about 1 or so today what is going on.
WOO HOO... I did buy the extended warranty!!! It is a covered item, it is the ignition lock system and it just wore out. Hmm..had the car 18 months...anyhoo.. glad it's covered!
So we still had date night! Had my salmon . Didn't have to sleep alone .
I had insomnia again last night. figures. But I knew better and when the alarm went off for my morning run, I didn't reset it, I got up and went! I am yawning now though.
ICKY... it was pretty humid this morning. I had just read an article about why it is harder to run in humidity and I kicked it down a notch and was able to successfully run the 25 minutes w/o issue and even kick it up a notch that last minute. It really amazes me how after running for 24 minutes, you're tired, but you can kick it up a notch to finish! I guess it's like when you see the finish line in front of you.
Might go square dancing tonight, not sure. Will depend if the BF is up to it as he was up early again this morning after getting up at 1:30 yesterday morning. I don't know how he can do that!
Saturday I have a huge food order coming in. Then Sunday visiting a friend for a bit that is in from CO and of course riding Biffrones and such.
Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!
Monday, August 16, 2010
all my sparkly friends!!!
Sunday, I rode Biffrones again. Even cantered 1/2 way around the ring. He felt fine and strong! We finally had a break in the weather, low 80's. It was great.
Took him outside to walk around the property line and we did not get very far. Does anyone else's horse warn you before they blow up? Biff does. He gets all puffy, like he's filling up with air. Then gets very round, next thing you know you are sitting on top of a . Then his front comes off the ground ever so slightly, then rounds out forward and gives a little buck. If you do not shut it down NOW, there will be a bigger buck or a launch forward.
I had NO idea what was going on to cause this, thinking it was just feeling really good. I quickly shut him down as the last thing I wanted him to do was to start running and when he stopped we got attacked by flies! OMG it was insane, from my knee down and all across Biff we were covered in black flies! An the feeling was coming back! So we quickly exited and ended that ride! We even had fly spray on too, just not enough right now w/ all the rain and high heat we have been having.
so happy w/ Biff's progress though.. pfew
Got a run in this morning and I was looking forward to it!!! It was Week 6 day 3 of C25K, 25 minutes straight running, no breaks. I was worried about W5D3 which was 20 minutes and I did it w/ no problem. So if I can run 20, I can certainly run 25... and I did!!! WOO HOO
I'll even be able to get a power walk in today too... Hope everyone has a GREAT day!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
It was much better than last Saturday. I rode for 20 minutes. Walked for 5, then trotted some... walked some more, trotted some... then finished it out walking. I resisted the urge to canter, did not want to push it.
I rode on a very loose rein and he was much more forward today than last weekend and I had to rein him in a few times. I was glad that he was so forward, but didn't want him to over do it either. There was no limping.. woo hoo
Also cranked out 216 this morning. Oops.. forgot a set of 24... my bad.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Hello all my Sparkly friends and fiends!!
I did get a better night sleep thankfully. Up a little around 2, but was able to fall back asleep.
It was 65 degrees, there was some humidity but it was not bad. Got in Week 6 Day 2 (two 10 minute runs). I was so impressed w/ this sight, that I stopped for 2 seconds to grab this pic for you all. This is what I ran towards for the first 1/2 of my run
My BF really does not like the route I take, but it is the best route available right now unless I drive someplace, which is highly doubtful! Personally, I am SHOCKED that I am actually getting up 1/2 hour earlier to run. I have SO NEVER been the morning person! This is the blind curve and why he hates this road. Speed limit is 55, so that translates to 65-70. Thankfully, there is a small shoulder!
For my zucchini bread, I think I got 4 slices off it. I am going to try to re bake it ... couldn't hurt right?
Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!!!
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