Let's see what's been up this past week!
I had such a great week with the four leggeds! I had a lesson with Jampy on Thursday. We kept the jumps low since he's not all that fit. But he was great! I jumped him on my own on Sunday also, and put the fences up a little finally. I had the out of the combination at 3' and the single jumps at 2'6". This week we'll have to start jumping 3' courses. Saratoga is approaching quickly!
Ducky has been SO GOOD this week! He's finally really relaxing and wanting to work. He still gets a little spooky, but it's over quickly now and doesn't carry through the entire ride. Last night I even rode him in an English bridle! He's been in the western one since last year, so this is a big step! I used an elevator bit (it has long sides where the reins attach for extra leverage) because I figured it's similar to the western bit, but a little softer. Baby steps!
Vanessa and I wound up getting our 3 miles done on Thursday. Yay us! It was a weirdly cold morning, just in the 40's. But we bundled up and got it done! We also met on Sunday for a longish run. Unfortunately, we went at the worst time. It was hot. So HOT. And humid. Ugh. We struggled, but we got five miles in! I know a lot of runners have trouble with the taper.... Not me! I'm like yeah! SHORT RUNS!!! Woohoo! But I gotta tell you, that five was way harder than my 12 last week. Thank goodness for great company! My Tuesday run couldn't happen because I needed to bring my trailer in for service before work. I WILL RUN TWICE THIS WEEK THOUGH! I have to. My half marathon is THIS SUNDAY! That's only 4 days away. Number 6 in four days. Yikes. Let's just hope I can keep it under two and a half hours.
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They live the life. Lots of sleeping, a little walking, some playing... Here they are enjoying the sunshine:
Friday I got to see my boys play some baseball! I'm a big Yankee fan and love going to the Bronx to see them play. Also the eating... I have a full list of things I need to shove in my pie hole while at The Stadium. Thankfully I have friends to share with or I'd leave there 10 lbs heavier at least. It was a chilly night, and they LOST, but still a ton of fun!
That's what's up with me this Wednesday! What's up with you? Did you have a nice long weekend? Attend any parades or bbq's? Get your runs in? Horse shows? Tell me all about it!