So as my previous post states, I got to ride tonight after work! I wanted to start off Daylight Savings with a ride...I desperately wanted to. I even rode in the saddle which is something I haven't done in months...gah, that's embarrassing.
It took me an hour and half to get to the barn tonight so I felt a little pressured to beat the sun. I tacked up in Grayson's field (he's by himself again for some reason...) and he was great...as if he does it every day.
My plan was to set a 20 minute timer on my phone and stay on him the whole time. I'm EXTREMELY goal oriented and I'm trying to bring little goals into his training...I've only set bigger goals in the past and only with ground work.
I hopped on, set my 20 minute timer and decided to play some music on my iPhone...I've never done this before but will definitely do it again. (I'm loving Bruno Mars right now...)
Interestingly, about half way through, I wanted to be done. This happens to me every.single.time. He wasn't being bad...he was actually walking forward and pretty interested in what we were doing. I realized I wanted to quit because things were going so well! <- I wanted to avoid any hairy-ness that might happen which is kind've a cowardly way of reacting. I continued on because of that silly timer and he was great.
I'm also doing the Couch to 5K program with an app on my phone...I love it so much that I think I'm going to find another and start it with Grayson in 2 weeks or so. The structure and little goals might help me be consistent!