Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I can't believe that the last time I made an entry was August 16! Since then, I have gone up to Silver Falls ranch to ride one of Robin's horses... Pictured here. His name is Ehu. His name means "red" in Hawaiian. Apparently, he is a little rude when he has non-riders on his back... So Robin asked me to take him out for a training session. This little boy knows exactly what he's doing, because he made no mistakes while we were out. I couldn't correct him for anything – because he did not do anything wrong! As a result, we had a very good ride!
Unfortunately for me, I could not finish the ride, because Ehu had gained some weight while he was out on loan to another ranch, and he is a little too wide for me now... His wideness aggravated my left hip big time! I actually had to take yesterday off from work because I did not sleep at all the night before thanks to the pain. Last night when I was feeling a little better I got more aggressive about my PT exercises at home, especially doing lots of ab work... Thinking that strengthening my abs will actually help my pelvis and my hips. The proof of the pudding is today when my hips actually do feel better; so I think I might join the gym today, or at least get a day pass, and go swimming this afternoon.
You can see from my tracker that I'm starting to get my weight off again – this is important. I need to get this last 30 pounds off; I am convinced that that will help my hips feel better as well so I can ride more often. This one ride on and four days off is ridiculous.