You may have noticed that my weekly milage has been suffering. But then, so have I. My CT SCAN on Friday confirmed a 1 mm kidney stone. 1 mm is about the size of an uncooked grain of rice. Should just slide right on out, right? RIGHT??? I am now on day NINE. It has slipped from kidney to ureter (about two inches) with a long ways to go. So why would I bring this up on my endurance blog?
IT IS SLOWING ME DOWN FOLKS. I'm not up to the 9-10 mile sessions I should be doing. Between five days of rain in the past seven days, a calcified piece of "stuff" trying to work from kidney to ...well-you know, I'm feeling the pressure again of not having my horse "quite" ready for the next one. We are only three weeks away from the next ride and are averaging five miles per ride (only 3.5 tonight) God forbid the "thing" gets stuck and refuses to slide the rest of the way down, because I'm gonna be sidelined and heading to see a Urologist.
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association