This week has been one of those ones… a little bit out of wack. I feel like I’ve been running around like the proverbial, maybe because I have. All I can say is thank goodness for this flu bug, because a full training load would have just topped it off.
So, yes I am back on the bike, doing some lighter workouts on the trainer. Cardiovascularly I’m fine, but the muscles are still weak. Hopefully after the weekend I’ll be back to normal (whatever that is!!). Ergo tonight will also test the system out.
Work has been full on this week, with the first week of trimester (we have trimesters, not semesters like the rest of the uni) flat out. That’s pretty normal. But add to the mix a sick horse that was totally immobile for 48 hours (read: water carting, full hand feeding, twice a day visits) and it begins to get a little silly. Fortunately it’s just one mother of a hoof abscess, so now she is medicated (twice a day) and poulticed up (bandage changing every second day) until the heat and swelling goes, and the darn thing blows itself out (ie often through the bulb of the heel or the coronet band – top of the hoof – can be very messy). What this also meant is finding time during the day to go out and buy supplies and get to the mare during daylight hours to be able simply see what is going on. Thank goodness the winter solstice has passed!
So Hippy is now doing the Londres a