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        02-27-2012, 01:52 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jumper12    
    1. Ride more than I did last year!
    2. Clean my tack more
    3. Run a 5k
    I ran a 5k this fall. I was hit with a stomach flu about 25 minutes before I left... but still insisted on running. BEST experience ever. My family, my boyfriend, and several of my friends were at the finish line cheering me on. I can't wait for the weather to clear up to start running again. I really loved being able to push my body in that way!
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        02-27-2012, 01:56 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by afatgirlafathorse    
    I ran a 5k this fall. I was hit with a stomach flu about 25 minutes before I left... but still insisted on running. BEST experience ever. My family, my boyfriend, and several of my friends were at the finish line cheering me on. I can't wait for the weather to clear up to start running again. I really loved being able to push my body in that way!
    thats too bad that you got sick, good for you for still running! Im only running like 1.25miles right now but im hoping in a couple months I will be running further! Do you have any tips on reaching my goal?
    Good luck with your running this year xx
         
        02-27-2012, 11:04 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I want to

    1) lose some excess weight so I feel more energized
    2) fall off less, and yes Joe I have fallen off a horse that was standing still, I was dismounting at the time...hilarious..and embarrassing..
    3)ride more! Camp more!
         
        02-28-2012, 10:32 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jumper12    
    thats too bad that you got sick, good for you for still running! Im only running like 1.25miles right now but im hoping in a couple months I will be running further! Do you have any tips on reaching my goal?
    Good luck with your running this year xx
    I started with what I could do... I was lucky, had a perfect spot to train - from the end of my driveway to the end of a specific road was 5k. I wanted to complete going the distance each time but not necessarily at a run or jog. First, I went as far as I could at a jog (after a warmup), and usually measured it by telephone poles. I would pick a spot in the horizon and say "I'm going to go there" and when I got there, I would make myself go a LITTLE bit further - sometimes it was the length of two more poles, sometimes it was just two steps, but either way, I went a little bit farther than the absolute farthest that I thought I would go.

    You have to train the mind, the body will follow. It is the mind that is going to hold you up!
         
        03-04-2012, 01:24 AM
      #15
    Trained
    To get into riding if every hubby buys my boots and helmet
    He keeps putting it off
         
        03-04-2012, 09:10 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by afatgirlafathorse    
    I started with what I could do... I was lucky, had a perfect spot to train - from the end of my driveway to the end of a specific road was 5k. I wanted to complete going the distance each time but not necessarily at a run or jog. First, I went as far as I could at a jog (after a warmup), and usually measured it by telephone poles. I would pick a spot in the horizon and say "I'm going to go there" and when I got there, I would make myself go a LITTLE bit further - sometimes it was the length of two more poles, sometimes it was just two steps, but either way, I went a little bit farther than the absolute farthest that I thought I would go.

    You have to train the mind, the body will follow. It is the mind that is going to hold you up!
    thanks for your advice, I have started doing interval training in a similar manner. I run 1mi then walk .1 miles and then run till I hit a total of two miles, sometimes taking another short walk break for like .05 miles to slow my breathing.
         
        03-05-2012, 03:38 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    1. Slim down to at least 180 pounds for my first show June 2 so I look good in my custom show shirt

    2. Slim down to at least 160 pounds by my Dressage show in September so I fit my 16.5" Dressage saddle.

    3. Run a 5K

    4. Fix my crookedness issues and finally get Jynx going nice at the canter in both directions without problems

    5. Save for my trip to Mexico next January!
         
        03-05-2012, 03:54 PM
      #18
    Started
    -Get a good summer job (so can have money for lessons and for a possible tropical holiday with my whole family)
    -Find the barn I want to stick with and ride at
    -Advance sufficiently in riding as to be able to call myself, without a doubt, an intermediate.
    -Try and publish a children's book
         
        03-05-2012, 03:58 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    


    3. Run a 5K


    yay that's one of mine too :)
         
        03-13-2012, 11:53 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    1. Lose some weight so I can get on my horse easier and feel better about myself.
    2. Get a better paying job and hopefully one I enjoy more than the current
    3. Go to more trail rides now that I have my own trailer
    4. Get more trail buddies, so many people at my barn just want to show
    5. Work on my balance at the gallop
    6. Establish a good headset at the canter
    7. Hopefully build a better relationship with the trainer at my barn so I feel comfortable taking lessons again. I want to learn more and she's nice, but I think it's just her style of teaching that leaves me a little intimidated.
         

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