Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nice To Be Home

Haven't had any time to post in last couple of weeks. First off, we lost a horse the week of the 1st. Erin's horse Pokey, who was 21, went down on Tuesday of that week. We did everthing we could over the next 48 hours to try to save him; but, on Thursday morning he finally gave in. And, it turns out that the way you get rid of a dead horse is to dig a big hole. Thankfully we found someone with a backhoe and we got that unpleasant task taken care of in fairly short order.

Saturday was a full day at the Divisional wrestling tournament in St. Ignatius. 12 hours on small school bleacher seats is torture. But, there was a silver lining. It was a crisp, clear day and I got out for a nice 6 miles with the snow capped Mission Moutains as a backdrop.

Then headed for Butte, Bozeman, Billings and Sheridan (Wyoming) for a 10 day road trip for business. In the middle of all that, made a side trip to Bozeman to meet with the Montana Cup steering group. Had the chance to go for a nice, easy run with Alan King and Nicole Hunt. A great way to spend an hour on a Saturday morning. Then, was able to run with Alan on Sunday morning for a nice 14 miler around Billings. It was nice to visit some of the old sites like Airport Road, Black Otter Trail, Alkali Creek and the Heights Bike Path.

But, aside from that, it was work, work, work. Had a few nights working until 11:00 or so and not much free time.

But, got back home on late Tuesday. It was great to be back in my own bed and have the chance to get caught up on a few items. One of the items that I need to get caught up on is the summary of the Montana Mens Masters Mile. This race was probably the highlight of the winter racing scene for the last couple of weeks. Look for a full story soon.

Till then, see you on the roads, tracks and trails.

The Muddy Buzzard

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