Getting into a training routine
This week, has been more about getting into a training routine to start building fitness for this Wobbleberry Challenge!
Well it would have been, had I managed to remember the right start times for some of the classes I was supposed to be doing! So Tuesday’s Power Yoga class didn’t happen just because I managed to confuse myself with the start time, and rather than being 10 mins early I was 5 mins late! Not a great start to the week.
That said, where there’s a will … my very kind neighbours Drue and Pauline have respectively donated an exercise bike and Rebounder to the cause. So whilst I may have missed my class on Tuesday, I did manage to get a workout done at home. Much to the annoyance of the parrots who wondered what on earth was going on in their space!
During the Body Conditioning class on Wednesday, I did something to my shoulder/neck which has meant three days of heat packs to try and ease off the tightness and pain. This has been a bit of a blow as I haven’t been able to saddle up Ozzie so it’s been ground work with him this week interspersed with walking him out in hand with Boo. Not ideal but at least they’re moving their feet.
The 17th November seems a long way off and waiting to get Boo sorted is killing me. I know it’ll totally be worth the wait but I do miss riding this little dude and I just can’t wait to get back on board.
Lessons and Clinics
Really looking forward to my first ridden session with Jenni Winter on the 28th October which will hopefully give me a lot to work on over the coming weeks. I then have lessons with Tracey Duncan and Liz Eaton booked the following week. So all in all it’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks working out what stuff needs to be dealt with first, setting goals and going all out to achieve them.
Just as exciting, I’ve booked on a show jumping clinic with Tracey Duncan at the end of November so I’ll probably do that one on Boo and then take both of the boys to her clinics on the following day which will be working with them at liberty and looking at riders position.
Volunteering to help
I’ve also put myself up to help the organisers of the Challenge. Nothing as formal as being an area coordinator, but just helping out where it makes sense. So I’ve offered to distribute the Starter Packs for the Surrey Wobbleberries and have been to speak to someone we hope will be a Sponsor for the Wobbleberry Challenge. We’re finalising details of that as we speak, so hopefully more on this next week!
In the meantime my friends, have fun and kick on.
PS I’m going to start remorselessly plug my JustGiving page in these blogs just so you don’t forget that you can sponsor me at any time 🙂 The more sponsorship I raise now the higher the chance of winning a session with Andrew Hoy (Olympic Eventer!). If you’d like to donate then this is where you can do it, really huge thank you in advance.