Amy signed up to do a Fitness Challenge... I thought .... Oh I need that!!! Maybe if I feel pressure I will get up and do something. So far so good. The goal is to get 100 miles in before the end of September and I am at 66. But a few of those miles were hard earned this week.
Tuesday Morning ( my day to sleep in) I hear - "keep her walking, I am waking up your mom" . Now just so you know - this is not a good sign. The only *hers* we have on the place, besides my sweet dog ( who was sleeping too) are horses. And if horses have to keep walking - we have a problem!
I got all dressed up - pink shorts, white tee, brown cowboys boots ( can you imagine LOL) and ran outside to see my middle son walking a horse, who kept wanting to lay down, and roll..... which means she was colicking... NOT good!
It was my turn to walk her. And boy - I tell you what - I walked her for over an hour, with her head held high, and every once in a while we had to run, to keep her from going down.
You remember those toys that if you push the bottom, the figure on the top crumples? I had one of those - only she is 1,200 pounds and a LOT taller!
Wrangler Man got back in and he walked her for an hour, and then her tummy ache came out (gross)
She settled down, but about every 15 minutes I kept checking on her. Horses are pretty easy to lose to colic, I guess. I learned a lot more about it after the fact!
All that to say - does running/walking with a horse for a million minutes in boots ( and exercise clothes) count as exercise? Or is it just your every day life, run of the mill walking?
Oh - and because we always need a picture - here is my son, running a cross country race yesterday while I stood and sweated on the sidelines....