Monday, June 03, 2013

Not Much Going On in the Heat

Upper 90's Every Day

The horses are standing in the barn for most of the day with the fans blowing on them. I don't blame them. It's hot out there.

I subbed on Friday, but the pool was closed after school as it is in the summer. I did take a 40 minute walk around the campus in the heat. It definitely wasn't as nice as a swim would have been but it worked for exercise.

Saturday, I walked for about 40 minutes in the morning and then!!! I headed over to Crystal Springs for the first outdoor swim of the season. The water was still on the cool side, but once I was in, it felt glorious in the heat! I swam for about 40 minutes and then rode the Lazy River for three circuits. I try to be a bit careful out there since it's in the sun and I usually don't have any sunscreen on. And, it was midafternoon which meant the sun was high.  When I got out of the river, I added four more laps to my swim total and headed home.

Sunday, after church, I attended a lovely party for the son of one of my choir friends. He had his confirmation to celebrate. We had a super lunch at the Cranbury Inn's champagne buffet. Delish!

I walked around the church cemetery for about 30 minutes before driving home--I'd had two mimosas.

Once home, I took a short nap and then headed out to the pool again. They are only open on weekends until the school year is over and all the teenage lifeguards and workers are free during the day.  So, I need to take advantage when I can.

Again, I swam for about 40 minutes and rode the river as I had on Saturday.

When I got home, I unloaded 8 bags of grain and bedding.

So, the exercise program is in full swing. While it rains today, I am taking a rest and recovery day.  But I did do some stall cleaning. That uses a different set of muscles, so I hope the ones that need to rest will do so and recover as needed. I have to remember to take a rest day now and then.

But those of us who care for our own horses know that a day of complete rest is impossible. I guess we just have to call it a "take it easy" day instead.

1 comment:

  1. It's just been too hot to do much and the horses don't feel like it either. Glad you got your exercise in and cooled off in the pool.