Thursday, May 5, 2011


So, I haven't ridden since late last fall. First, it was winter, and I'm a weenie. Then things were hectic enough that I just didn't have time.

Then I broke my rib and I had tons of time... and couldn't ride. It was driving me batty. So when mom told me we needed to move cows, I practically did a happy dance.

Since I'm back on regular schedule at work as of tomorrow, it was the perfect excuse to go ride before I run out of time again.

Of course... I haven't ridden since last fall, so all of my cowgirl callouses have... well... vanished.

And, the move was seven miles, but I'll bet Rebel and I did ten, what with all the back and forthing and circling to keep pushing everybody along in between wheat fields just full of juicy green stuff we had to keep them from nomming on too much.

So, I'm sore. My seat bones hurt. The insides of my knees feel like hamburger. My abs ache. I'm reminded quite vividly that I haven't been to the chiropractor since the accident and my back isn't exactly the way it's supposed to be. Plus, I got a nice sunburn.

Damn, I feel good!

Of course, I probably won't say that after work tomorrow, since it'll be the first shift over four hours that I've done in over a month, and I'll probably be walking like an old lady, but still... damn I feel good.


The Scribbler said...

Congrats on getting back in the saddle, both literally and figuratively.

Also. WV undlys. Are those what hurt after the ride?

Stuart the Viking said...

Nice! I know the feeling. For work I am confined to a cubicle all day and with family, friends, etc. I rarely get to go out and DO stuff. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon after work helping a friend frame up an 6X8 chicken coop. I haven't swung a hammer in 20 some odd years and I'm feeling it today. Not too bad, but enough to tell. AND IT FEELS GREAT!


Old NFO said...

Congrats on getting something 'productive' done and getting back to YOUR life!!! :-)

Thud said...

My little girls now live surrounded by horses and are itching to climb up and have a go.