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!!!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
So last night, got to bed an hour early and woke up around 2 a.m. and just couldn't fall back asleep. It's been a while since I've had insomnia this bad. augh. I am sure I drift in an out of sleep but every time I drifted out, I was wide awake.
I'd check the clock. 2:45, 3:02, 3:45 then my BF's alarm goes of some time around 4. Then I finally fall asleep somewhat. My alarm goes off early for a run. I debate about it and figured that I am better off with sleep, so reset the alarm and needless to say, did NOT get in my run today.
I now wish I had. It is 85 feels like 95 heat index and very humid. Doesn't look much like I'll get a power walk in today either, otherwise I will be slimey! Hopefully my BF will be home before me so I can go to Curves instead of waiting for the cable company!
I have friends telling me I am becoming obsessed w/ exercise. hmm I think they are jealous that I ripped out 217 crunches yesterday.
Anyone have experience w/ bread machines? I attempted to make a zucchini bread last night. I think it was too heavy in the wet ingredients. It did not bakc all the way thru so resembles one of those bundt cakes w/ the tunnel of fudge in it. I was running late this morning, so I didn't slice it, but what I did eat off of it was really yummy.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I changed the title of my page yesterday and did some updates, what do you think?
OMG working out at Curves last night after a C25K run in the morning... my legs were not happy campers! So my abs got it as I skipped some of the leg machines and did the ab ones instead.
Hope everyone has a GREAT day...
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