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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

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