My lesson only lasted 40 minutes today, and the work was okay. It’s funny how PJ and I have off days at the same time but for different reasons. It was warm and PJ still has his winter coat, so he was not so motivated to go.
Me, I was stupid. I didn’t eat lunch before heading to the barn. I wasn’t really hungry when I left the house but by the time I tacked up I could feel the drop in blood sugar. By the end of my ride I was even a little dizzy. Diabetes runs in my family, and although I’ve tested fine, I do think my metabolism is precarious. I need to eat regular meals at the same time every day or else I get spacey, can’t concentrate, and usually bad things happen – like hitting another car while backing out of a parking space. Yes, it happened. Because riding is so physical, it is especially important that I have enough fuel to get the job done.
Lesson learned. Next time I leave for the barn I will eat something even if I’m not hungry. At least no one got hurt!