I am writing to let you know that I will not be posting in my weekly health series this week. And that I will be riding horses and continuing to recover from my brother-in-law’s wild wedding, instead. I will also henceforth, be resting my tailbone from the nineteen hours of travel it took to get to the wedding and the nineteen hours I will endure to get back home.
“Resting” as in riding horses. Yeah! Don’t know how much actual rest my tailbone will get from this activity, but at least I won’t be riding in a car through the boring lands of Kansas while I’m crunched into a semi-permanent L-shape.
Basically I’m writing to say that today I’ll be riding a horse, instead of writing a blog.
Forgive me! I ask that you wait patiently for another week to learn about a healthy diet while I re-learn how to do two of my favorite things: Rest and ride. They are both kind of important at the moment.
I’ve had this urgent desire to get back on a horse for awhile now, but especially since I’m pregnant. Go figure! And now that I am over six months along, now the opportunity presents itself. Who cares that my growing belly throws me a little off balance already? And who cares that my muscles are already sore from the very small pony I wrangled last night?? I am not going to miss it!
It’s been way too long. So long, in fact, that when I ride a tiny pony for only two minutes, I can’t walk the next day. Which is what happened yesterday. Which is why I can’t walk today.
But you know what they say…”When you get bucked off, you gotta get right back on!”
Wait, Ruthie. You didn’t get bucked off!
Getting bucked off of a horse and just feeling like you did, are two different things.
Either way, I’m getting back on today. Because I need to ride a real horse. Because it’s important. And I’m not gonna let a growing belly or an already sore pelvis take this one from me!
In the meantime, here’s some pictures of our trip. Till next week!
I was so busy “helping” a certain two people get married, that I failed to get any pictures of the actual event. I did, however, manage to capture these pretty little daisies in colorful vases…
And the “miniature bride,” catching rain drops on her tongue.
The princess holding a baby bunny…
And riding the horse I’m going to ride.
Can you feel the happiness here? Do you sense the love? I think it’s kind of mutual.:)