So, my riding lessons have been going really well. Work's been rolling right along, and the advocacy program I participated in from June/July has turned into this amazing community connecting me to other people with narcolepsy, who also happen to be pretty damn awesome aside from (because of? in spite of?) the diagnosis we share. … Continue reading Slight reality check
One thing I'm considering right now is that I'm still figuring out how I want to write about my rides, because horses are such an experiential part of my life. There's so many things my senses are taking in and then responding to before, during, and after time in the saddle. Fingers gauging the tension … Continue reading Writing the ride
In terms of riding, I've kept myself pretty much flat-bound this year with all my surgeries, total lack of fitness and what have you. Last Tuesday, however, was my follow-up with the urologist and thankfully everything with my kidney appears to be in working order! So I'm free for a year until I have another … Continue reading Baby hops with Rain
If you have a blog that is remotely horse related, I feel like a post with this title or something close to it will eventually happen. I'm surprised it took me this long... BUT ANYWAYS - (almost three weeks ago now...) I rode for the first time since my surgery!! And I was at times … Continue reading Back in the saddle
So I had from last Tuesday until Sunday off from work, and I actually got to do something FUN with it! While I did recently have a shit ton of time off, that was all dedicated to surgery recovery, and when I had three days off for my best friends wedding, day 3 was - … Continue reading Almost like vacation!
Last week marked when I could start riding and lifting over 20 pounds again! Sadly the riding hasn't happened yet, but I've briefly picked up a few things in the aforementioned weight category. What muscle tone I did have before my surgery is long gone though, so I'm erring on the overcautious side and am … Continue reading A new season
I'm having trouble keeping up. For example, I started this post last Wednesday - a week post-surgery. Now I've passed the two week mark and tomorrow will be two weeks since being discharged, along with my first day back at work. I'm thankfully only doing about two hours, which should be well within my capabilities … Continue reading Hazily fast and fleetingly slow