There’s been some small updates in my own life, as you may know if you follow along on my instagram account. The most life-changing being my Lasik surgery that I had done 2 weeks ago, taking me from a -7 prescription (roughly 20/400) to no prescription at all and 20/20. My eyes still feel a little strained, and they tell me they’ll be fully healed in 3 months, but it’s exciting to be able to wake up and see first thing in the morning!
I’ve also started playing around with some new funky hair color thanks to the recommendation of a horsey friend (thanks C!) called Overtone. Since Jack has basically been eating (literally) all my money these days, I haven’t found time or cash to go get my hair done at an actual salon. So to change things up I’ve started playing around with their Rose Gold for Brown Hair line. And I’m eyeballing the Extreme Deep Purple set for a potential purple ombre look as well. Because nothing says “I’m a designer” like funky hair, right?! Pictures and process to come in a future post!
And lastly, I’m finally dragging my butt to the gym again. This isn’t a balls-to-the-wall grunting, mostly dying type routine, but a solid 30 minutes on the treadmill (mostly brisk walk while I build up the stamina in my jacked up hip) followed by a dedicated ab and arm program. Since we’re planning on moving up to Novice soon, I want to feel like I can support my horse where needed and not just be a passenger- and for that, I need to be in better shape.
Speaking of the horse, last night we had our first jump lesson post-hock injections. I also met my awesome-sauce farrier at the jump facility’s barn and Jack is now rocking pads up front due to some wonky steps he’s taken recently on particularly hard footing. The result was a golden boy that was anything but Mellow Yellow. Instead he was absolutely raring to go, and pushing off with more power behind than I’ve ever felt (see gif below). I’m going to be going cautiously regarding the ground conditions we work under, but was thrilled that Jack was feeling fit for work last night.