Thursday, May 1, 2014

May is here!

May is here!  That means April is over.  Thank goodness.  I had such a busy April.  I took a lot of days off of work and traveled to KY twice. 

The Wednesday after I did the half marathon I went back to KY.  Lexington this time for the Rolex KY 3 Day Event.  Horse people know what this is and we simply refer to it as Rolex.   Lol.  Which confuses the average person, I now realize.  It's the highest level eventing competition in the US.   Eventing is made up of three phases: Dressage, Cross Country Jumping and Stadium Jumping.  Scores are combined and the lowest score wins.   I attend this event as a member of the press, which sounds much more cool than it is.  I photograph the competition for various publications/websites.  This year we had a group of 7 and were working for various publications.  It doesn't may me a penny though.  I get into the competition for free. I get a lot of free food and some gifts (invariably I get a couple flash drives).   I go because I have fun, I don't have to pay for much other than gas/hotel and I get to shop.  Shop?  Well I don't have many tack shops near me, so Rolex offers the opportunity to see things in real life. I can touch, feel and judge quality.  I can score some bargains - like a half price Kerrits jacket!  *happy dance*

Wanna see a photo that I took? 

That's some majorly big jumping huh? :)  It doesn't get bigger than this level right here.  This is what you see at the Olympics and the World Equestrain Games.  4 star level!   That horse/rider came in 2nd place and was the top scoring US pair.  

So. . . all this traveling has led to some bad eating habits (soda, taco bell, etc) and it's hard to break.  Especially when you come back to work and there is cake one day and doughnuts the next.  I really need to get back on track cause I'm back to my highest weight of the year. :(  I hate that.   I'm really struggling with willpower.  I'm not going to lie.  I'm also dealing with being terribly tired and lazy.   I was cutting my Thyroid medication back because (long story short) it was taking a while to get to me from Canada.  So instead of running out and going days without I was trying to stretch what I had left.  Luckily it came last night, so this morning I had my full dose.   Hopefully I start to feel better by next week.   

I have not ran one step since the half marathon.  I think it's time to decide what I'm doing going forward.  I wanted to try a different Beach Body workout. . . . something to get the weight off of me, as running doesn't do that.  But I also need to keep my cardio going by running here and there cause I do think I'd like to do a half marathon in the fall.  I think. . . . I might be crazy!!!!!!  Ah!   

Now I must confess a disappointment. . . Blogger tells me I had 101 views on my previous post. . . this was half marathon recap.  It was linked from a very popular blog, so I expected a lot of views.  However I'm beyond sad that not one person commented.  Not a "way to go!".  Not a "good job!".   Not a "Congratulations".  Not one thing.  I'm not asking for comments now, but I'm just sad.  That was a major accomplishment for me. I know I have very few regular readers, but that blog got a lot of views and I'm sad I didn't get a single comment.  

Ok enough of the I-feel-sorry-for-myself.  I gotta get my work ethic mojo back and get back into the swing of things at work.  It's hard to do after so much travel.  I'm looking forward to a weekend of nothing coming up.   Have a great day everyone!


  1. Part of me is very surprised to hear that you only got 100 hits from Katie's blog --- but then again, it's but once in a blue moon that I click to read a race report from someone on Motivational Monday..... Oops.

    I'm sorry I didn't comment on your blog post -- I didn't want to seem like an overeager stalker after congratulating you on Facebook. ;o) It is kind of a shame that none of the people compelled to follow the link from RFC could feel compelled to reach out to say, "Good job!" Don't let it dampen how you feel about the awesome achievement you had!!!

    1. Ha! I thought 100 was a lot! My mood isn't dampened about the race... It's dampened about blogging! Ha!