Now, That’s the Spot: What do you do outside of horses?

What other activities, hobbies, or sports do you do outside of riding?

To be honest I’m a bit of a sports junkie.

1. Sand Volleyball and Court Volleyball: I mean in what other sport would my monkey arms and overall lankiness appreciated!?  Maybe basketball, but I’m awful at that.  My husband and I play sand volleyball in the warm months, and indoor court volleyball in the cold ones, and it’s a blast.  I played quite a bit growing up, but later gave it up in high school for my equestrian pursuits.  Very glad to have picked it back up after school.

1.b. My husband plays soccer, cycles and runs, so I end up dabbling in those areas as well, even if I’m the worst soccer player known to mankind.

Awkward is as awkward does.

Awkward is as awkward does.

2. Cook: I love to cook, I especially love to cook for family-specifically my father as he makes the most grateful ‘nom nom nom’ noises I’ve ever heard.  You’d think he was starving.  I tend to play in the grey area between comfort and healthy, as I must keep thy ass from getting any larger, though I can’t sacrifice everything!  Current favorite thing I made (for baby shower) grilled cheese with bacon jam.  Hellllllo!  (recipe here)

2.b. Host: Who doesn’t love a good party?  I am the one who volunteers to host parties and events among our friends and family.

3. Sewing: My mother is an accomplished seamstress, and I grew up sewing.  While I just dabble in it, it really is something I enjoy and try to spend sometime feeling creative!

4. Workout: Because I like food, and I like to not be 400lbs.  I workout 4-5 times a week, focus on cardio with some strength training thrown in.  I’m really boring honestly, and don’t do any fun classes or whatnot.  But it works and I like being fit.

5. Drink margaritas, wine and watch boatloads of netflix and ESPN.  Because that in itself should be a hobby.

O hanging with her bestie this weekend!

Cutie horse O hanging with her bestie this weekend!

18 thoughts on “Now, That’s the Spot: What do you do outside of horses?

  1. Hehehe…I def play the line between comfort food and healthy too. But I’m totally going to try that grilled cheese with bacon jam! There’s a place near us that has jalapeno jam that I think would go marvelous with a grilled cheese.

    Thanks for participating!! 😀

      • I’ve been trying to figure out how to make working out more feasible year round but struggling. Often I’m gone between 7am to 930pm during tax season between work and ponies during the week. Otherwise I’ve been doing classes but it’s not always feasible to have a scheduled time to work out. Plus the classes are not cheap! Anyways, just me complaining about having a job and two cute ponies here…

      • I completely understand! I usually end up working out around 6am or 10pm. Definitely not ideal, but I do feel better after I finish a workout. Those classes can get super pricy. I know a lot of my friends work out during lunch but I haven’t figured that one out yet.

        Major props to you though, Tax season seems brutal, and you are able to maintain both your cute boys while dealing with that!

      • I like sleep too, preferably 7-8 hours. Need more hours in the day, lol. I only take 15 minute lunches so that’s out too. Guess I probably need to get some sort of machine in my house and stop slacking…
        Tax season is very brutal but I love the flexibility I have the rest of the year for doing other things. Still hoping to inherit money from a distant relative and retire soon though!

  2. Oh gosh, we are similar. Sans volleyball, I’m all about these hobbies. Especially #4 and #5. When people ask me what I do at the gym at ungodly hours of the morning, I’m like “uh, lift? run?” It doesn’t sound as exciting as Zumba or something but I love it.

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