Life Gets In The Way

I don’t have any real updates about riding or running or anything else right now. As so often happens, the rest of life has gotten in the way. I’ve had some family issues arise that have required a fair bit of attention; we also had to move all our stuff from Michigan to Pittsburgh (on … Continue reading

Missing the Barn

I haven’t been able to ride or go to the barn since Saturday, so it’s been an entire week. I was hoping that over the summer I could increase my riding time, but it hasn’t happened. I reinjured my back on Sunday moving furniture around and it’s pretty well seized up where I hit it when … Continue reading

At Least My Heels Are Down, Mostly

At Least My Heels Are Down, Mostly

I got to go ride again on Friday, and I even rode Willow off the lunge line for the first time. We stuck to walking only, and pretty slow walking at that, but it was really good. I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I had been on Thursday, although I’m still a little… it’s like … Continue reading

Getting Back on the Horse

I went a-riding. I rode Willow again because the instructor knows I like her, but she did point out that Willow is a difficult horse to ride. The thing I like about her is that she is so willing to work. You ask her to do something and she does it… you just have to … Continue reading

Spook and a Fall

This week, I officially let my old barn know I was switching. I’m going to miss some of the folks and definitely the horse I rode there, but this is for the best. This post is going to end up being the story of a fall, but first, I want to emphasize how much I … Continue reading

New Barn, Part Two

I had my second lesson at the new barn this week and I think it went pretty well. Willow has now met me twice; she’s still a little hmph about me at first but we’re getting along great. I haven’t known her long enough to fully trust her yet, either, but I think I will. … Continue reading

C25K: Week 1, Day 1 FINISHED

Here’s the RunDouble map of my run, with paces, if you want to see it! I sort of meant to do this yesterday, but I was having a weird depressed kind of day, and didn’t. This morning I woke up and knew that if I put off this run until later, it wouldn’t get done… … Continue reading

A Bit of a Fail Week, Fitness and Otherwise

Paleo Progress, or Lack Thereof I started this week with great intentions for eating Paleo, but by 3pm on Monday I was ready to start shrieking at people and completely fell down on it. I’m finishing out the week having hardly done any cooking, but I’ve been trying to avoid grains. I’ve definitely had a … Continue reading

C25K: Day One

Since trying to jog 400m completely and totally humbled me at CrossFit, I’ve decided to embark on the Couch to 5K program. You have to understand, first, that I’ve always railed against running as a fitness activity. I think it’s horrible and awful and I really, really hate it. My best friend runs marathons, and … Continue reading

Starting a Paleo Diet

Part of rider fitness, for me, has to include nutrition. Right now, I honestly eat like crap. There are way too many times when I end up stopping at McD’s on the way to the barn and cramming down a cheeseburger once I arrive. I eat a lot of sugar and processed foods and just … Continue reading