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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Snug as a Bug

I had posted recently about my Thursday night ride challenges- primarily that I find it difficult to make the trek out after a long day and get along with Ellie.

I don't know what it was about this day, today, but I just had a great time! Despite leaving the office a little later than intended I didn't feel rushed, in fact I felt remarkably relaxed as a zoomed past what little traffic there was (a light traffic day is one to be enjoyed).

At the barn I watched the girls jump around while I casually zipped up my boots. All that working out must be paying off because rather than sweating and swearing like I usually do while manhandling the zipper over swollen end-of-day calves, the boots zipped right up!

Ellie and I did a light warm up and then Emma asked if we were ready to jump around. For a fleeting moment I had the urge to say no- but instead responded with a firm- SURE! We cantered back and forth over a few little verticals- no major mishaps and a few nice jumps. I really enjoyed Emma's instruction tonight- she always has good tips and adjustments to share and that coupled with a few "good jobs" left me feeling like we were taking steps (albeit small steps) forward and had an accomplished ride!

To end the evening I got Ellie snuggled in her blankets for the night- snug as a bug in a rug!

9 comments:

  1. I have found that on the days when I say yes even though I sorta want to say no I have really great lessons, not always but pretty often. It's a great way to practice stretching past your comfort zone especially if you have a trainer that you trust to not let you do anything really crazy! Great job!

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  2. awww...glad you had a super day!

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  3. Hooray for light traffic days and not feeling rushed! Always makes for a better ride :)

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  4. Say yes to most things! :) It's been my motto for a couple years and seems to be going well specifically when I follow it.

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  5. Light traffic days can change your whole perspective! Glad you had a good ride :)

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  6. Casually zipping up boots is an amazing feeling!

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  7. Traffic always puts me in a bad mood, haha

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  8. Ellie is soooo cute! glad you had a fun and relaxed ride!

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  9. I say yay for the boots! lol I understand the pains of the perfect boot fit

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