Well - for me things took a bit of an unexpected turn last week! I started with getting sick on Thursday, and it just kept getting worse until Monday morning! I actually went to the doctor twice. Turned out to be nothing serious, and I started feeling better by Tuesday, and in fact today if I had the time to do it, I'd ride tonight. It was probably the flu or something, had coughing, body aches, headache, coughing, sore throat, extreme tiredness, even some trouble breathing, and did I say coughing?? So, I am very thankful to be past that now!
Needless to say, I have not ridden in over a week! I had been hoping to ride with Jacke and others at Clark State Forest last weekend, to do 15 miles of that trail. That didn't happen, and I didn't even SEE Arabee until Tuesday night. My husband is wonderful, he did all the chores, he did most of the baby care, he took such good care of me, as I was basically asleep or miserable the whole time.
So, I'm hoping to get on Friday afternoon for a quick ride before I hope to re-try the ride at Clark. I haven't yet decided whether to join up for the 15 mile loop, or the 10 mile loop. Arabee's had a lot of time off, but I think she could probably handle either one. She'd be tired after the 15 mile loop, but I doubt the 10 mile loop would trouble her hardly at all. I just have to decide which loop I'm up for, since it'll probably take a bit to get back in perfect shape after the last week. The 15 mile loop would be better for her conditioning. The 10 mile loop would be better for mine!
***** Below is a photo of my family and Arabee taken on Tuesday. It was such perfect weather that we had to take a walk. Cora's just 15 months old now, and is walking along side of us. She's not fast, not balanced, but she loves having the independance! We always go visit the horses first when she takes me on walks. :-)