Monday, September 27, 2010

End of an Era

I'm feeling quite sad today.  Yesterday I was a wreck.  I have had/been around horses pretty much all my life.  Earlier this year we sold "my" horse that I did a lot of showing with and pretty much trained him completely.  I miss him terribly, but he's in a fantastic home and really I can go see him anytime. 

We had two horses left, and yesterday the one that I really loved went for a one month trial.  Chances are he won't come back because he's a great horse.  It is extra hard because I thought he was just going for a trail ride and would be back later in the day.  I didn't know he was gone gone and I didn't get a chance to say goodbye. 

These boys weren't just horses, they were like pets, very cuddly and awesome personalities.  Puppy snuggles are known to be great, but there's just nothing quite like a hug from a horse.  I'm going to miss them so much.  Most of yesterday was spent crying and today I'm on a tight ledge whenever I think of it.  The one horse we have left just isn't mine ... I have no bond with him and now I really want him sold soon.  I don't know if I'll ever have a horse again.  I doubt it, but time will tell.

Goodbye Levi & Sierra.  I love you guys and will always miss you!!!!

Other than that I actually had a great weekend and you guys must have done alot of praying to the weather gods for me because it was fantastic!  ♥ THANK YOU ♥

Friday my friend had a Girls Night party at her house.  It was a small affair, but we laughed, chatted and solved all the worlds problems until well past my bedtime.  I nearly backed out because I was exhausted after work, but had a great time and am so glad I went.

Saturday I squeezed in a fast little run while my daughter's team warmed up for their soccer game.  It was actually HOT out.  They lost their game 2-0 and I was kinda sad for my daughter because she didn't get to play much.  She's new-ish to the sport and isn't very good, but the coach could have given a little more play time to her.  After that I raced out to my son's game which was MUCH more exciting.  They won 3-1 and he played the entire game (90 minutes) other than about 5 minutes when he got what his coach called a "man injury" ;).  The one goal that was scored against them was while he was off trying to locate his voice again.  He was playing last man back defender.  I thought running 3 miles in that heat was hard, I can't imagine 90 minutes playing hard in it.

Sunday morning hubby & I met up with the running ladies.  Well, first we went out and ran 1.5 miles, then went out with them for another 6.5 .... so I got my 8 in!

When we started out hubby commented on how it was perfect running weather ... a bit cool, overcast, the odd bit of drizzle.  But a mile in we changed our minds.  It was M-U-G-G-Y!  Actually a hard day for running, but I was happy to complete the 8 miles at a reasonable pace.  A new running friend came along and I think she's going to make a fantastic partner as soon as she gets back into shape.  She's certainly knowledgeable and has a very strong determined mind ... I like that in a fitness friend!

I think we need a service like e-Harmony for fitness partners .... hahaha.  Wouldn't that be great?!

Keep Active!



Kyle and Darci said...

Horses are great pets! We always had them growing up.

Soccer games sure do keep you busy!!

Great job on your run, esp since it was muggy, that's never fun!

Marlene said...

Sorry to hear that you had to say goodby to the horses. It sounds like they have been such an important part of your life and I'm sure they will not forget you either! :(

Glad you were able to get some runs in this weekend!

Mon said...

Sorry to hear about your horses! It is never easy to say goodbye to four legged family members!

Fran said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have to miss your horse.

Your weekend sounds great, especially the girls night on Friday.

Well done on the run and great that you might have a new running friend.

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Beautiful horsies...I'm sure they loved their time with you!

The weather there has been testing your commitment to running. from the sounds of it.

Go Heidi!

Syl said...

auh sorry about the horses Heidi, so sad, I can understand why you are upset.
I'm glad you got some sun shine, we have some too infact it's warmer now then it was all summer!

ajh said...

Sorry about your horses!

kimert said...

Beautiful horses. I am sorry you will be missing them!

Great job on the running!!!

Marcelle said...

My heart feels for you with the horses....your pets, your babies and they sure are beauties....big cyber hug my friend.

GET out and run...that always makes one feels better...I see you have done that ...good for you!!!

chris mcpeake said...

way to go with the running. Sad about the horses tho.

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Your horses are gorgeous! I was so sad reading that they had to leave. :(

Loved reading about your kiddos games! It's amazing how much more endurance they have compared to us. ;)

eharmony for fitness partners would be AWESOME! LOL Good thinking!

Julie said...

Oh Heidi,
I am so sorry that you are missing your horses. I am sure that they miss you too. It sounds like they have a good home. Levi and Sierra are beautiful:) Take care Heidi!

Nej said...

I'd totally sign up for eHarmony, the Fitness version. eFitness?? :-) :-)

Missy said...

Ah, that is so sad. Sorry you are upset right now. It is so hard to lose a pet you love. At least you can have comfort that they are going to a loving home.