So I finally discovered how I can defeat daylight savings and the riding in the dark doldrums: Ride in the morning before work!
I had previously not thought this was possible, as usually the barn is a black hole of time for me- but I gave it a test run today.
CONCLUSION: totally do-able
I can make this work if I go in to the office an hour to an hour and a half late. Which is totally ok by me, because I will just stay a little later in the evening. Really no motivation to run out of the office when it is pitch black out.
This is definitely a cold-weather only plan though, as I had to change at the barn and go straight to work! Who cares, I will definitely take the possibility of smelling like a horse in exchange for riding during daylight hours. Anyway, isn’t that what they invented body spray for!?
I now have a newfound enthusiasm for my fall/winter riding. I thought that I was fated to be a vampire and only ride in the dark or in the indoor.
Woohoo!! Daylight savings: 0 – me: 1