My very good friend Aileen made me an offer I couldn't refuse when I returned from Aiken. Until I find a horse to buy, she is free leasing her appendix gelding Archie to me. Archie and Aileen had several successful runs at Training last year. Aileen recently purchased a beautiful mare allowing me to sneak Archie away for a few months. I'm still horse shopping but very carefully and slowly.
Archie and I are entered in my first recognized event on May 5, MCTA Shawan Downs. I'm nervous and excited!
Along with the new ride, I'm at a new barn. Archie moved in next to LClark and Pony at a wonderful facility in Manheim. I miss HVS but am anxious to open new chapters.
Outside of the horse life, Amanda and I completed our very first 5k today! We had both started working out around the same time. I nudged Amanda into a bit and she proved to be strong and resilient! I was really nervous if I could make my goal. I felt like three 12 minute miles was reasonable and so wanted to finish around 36 minutes. Turns out the race adrenaline helped and I ran it in 34:13!! I didn't walk and felt pretty good when I was done.
My mom, my sister, and our BFF Jackie were there to cheer us on at the finish. Ok, that was kind of freakin' cool.
Me and Amanda pre-race
Never thought I'd have a 5K tshirt that I earned.
Me and Sitta "tailgating" before 8am with the Nav (work car!)