What came as a shock was the severity of the repercussion! I also learned that I'd forgotten an awful lot and that coordination is taken for granted when you're a child.
I wanted to go horseback riding so I found a lovely ranch with really friendly people and took my first lesson as an adult!
1 hr lesson, 1 hr trail ride. A lot of fun. I haven't been riding since my early 20's.
Yesterday I became aware of the full severity of repercussions for believing that I could do exactly as I did as a child. The outside of my calf, the back of my legs and my *** muscles are protesting vehemently to this treatment. I work out 5 days a week. Lift weights. I do the exercises that should have prepared my body for this.
Turns out that the only exercise that can prepare you for horseback riding is the act of horseback riding.
I also learned how uncoordinated I've become. As a child I use to ride all the time. It came second nature. I've never fallen, but I have been thrown. It was a rather sad realization this uncoordination thing.
This is one aspect of getting older I dislike...