Posted in May 2012

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

My First Day at CrossFit

I’ve got a lot of work to do on my own fitness to make myself the best rider I can be. My cardiovascular endurance is basically zero, and my strength ain’t all that, either. I’ve read and heard a lot about CrossFit and, with the motivation of getting in shape to ride, I finally went … Continue reading

Trying a New Barn

As I mentioned in my first post on this blog, I’m considering changing barns. I still feel kind of bad about it, but much less so after I tried a lesson this week at a new barn. Wednesday evening, I changed into my breeches and tall boots (this always makes me feel happy) and headed … Continue reading

Cantering: No Longer a Can’t

I had a lesson last night. I wasn’t sure how it would go; I woke up way early to drop my husband off to go out of town, worked all day (and work is a new job, ergo totally overwhelming), then finally got out to the barn. I managed to get a 20 minute nap … Continue reading

Climbing Into the Saddle

Welcome to my new equestrian blog. I’m a new equestrian, and it’s a new blog, so that applies two ways. Here, I plan to talk about my experiences with riding; this sort of encompasses general fitness (so I can ride better) and weight loss (see previous parens). So, let’s do an introduction, shall we? My … Continue reading