I am in the slumps right now. ‘The’ slumps is a lot like a slump, but it takes an article and a plural because there are more than one.
Typically in December, I lose a lot of riding motivation. This is normal, and I step back from my usual 4-5 times a week to a more 2-3 times a week. I just tell myself that we’ve been working really hard, and it’s okay to take a step back and give him an easy month. This year though, I went on vacation + got sick so Simon got a solid week and a half off. Coming back, our rides have not been so amazing.
It’s been a lot like, “Let’s do this friend,” and he’s all “HAHA I DON’T DO THAT ANYMORE!”
He’s not bad, he’s just gone rogue a little bit.
Funny that my trainer always remember this is why we don’t give him lots of time off, but I seem to forget? Anyway, riding has not been super fun.
Plus, I’m still minorly traumatized from the show. My desire to jump anything significant is temporarily gone. For my lesson Saturday, I asked for a flat lesson. My trainer responded via text with, “I was thinking gymnastics.” Oui. I did “pony up” and go jump around, but admit I ended up asking for a later lesson so I could be in the smaller hunter group instead of the jumper group. We actually did well though, which was somewhat encouraging.
The other side of my blahs is a cough. Going on week three, I’m still sick. Not sick in bed “oh I can’t go on” sick, but a mild to violent cough that is waking me up at night and generally giving me the finger throughout the day.
Also, the underwire has broken on literally 60% of my bras within two days. Everyone cross your fingers that my Black Friday shopping shipment comes soon, because I currently can’t wear any light color shirts due to the selection. It’s a struggle people – it’s a struggle.
So that’s what’s going on. I figured an update was due since I’ve been pretty silent on the Simon and Lauren front due to all the showcases (more coming tomorrow!) and other stuff going on. We’re still here doing what we do, just a tad bit less enthusiastically than normal.