Monday, December 12, 2011
I spent almost 90 minutes on the ice today. My balance is getting better, but it sometimes feels like 2 steps forward, 3 steps back. Today they had very nice classical music playing at the ice rink, slow and relaxing, perfect to practice slow, flowing movements. I'm finding some muscles that are worked more while skating than while running, espcially glutes.
I realized that I need to do more stretching to be able to do some of the figure skating exercises.
Maybe I'll join my daughter for ballet classes again in January.
I spent the afternoon reminding my horse Blue Eagle how to do some basic maneuvers on the ground for treats. She was very motivated to figure out what I wanted for carrot slices and offered all kinds of new behaviors including shaking her head, lifting one foot, stepping over tires. I'm hoping to have time more regularly for horse activities in the coming months and take Blue jogging regularly while the roads are not icy.
The days are getting so short that it gets harder to fit in as many outdoor activities as I like but only 2 more weeks until winter solstice.