Sunday, February 13, 2011

On Course

I was to sick to go to my trial  yesterday but managed to make it today.   I have been fighting a virus since last Friday. So eight days of being miserable. Friday I broke down and went to the doctor.  Yep, just a virus.  She also x-rayed my back and that looked good. I guess it just a muscle injury that is now really aggravated.

Anyway, I manage to get up early and drive the 2 1/2 hours to the trial.  It was freezing this morning. My car said it was 28 degrees.  But once the sun came out it warmed up quickly. By the time I drove back home it was 65 degrees and I had to turn on the air conditioner.  The trial was very small.  The bad part was I didnt get any runs on video.   People were either working or running a dog. Plus I really didnt know anyone.  But no one sitting around at this trial.  There was only one toilet for women and there was never a line.  Now that's a small trial.   There were a couple of negatives.  No toys for wins.  Hmmm. Im not sure why.  No food for workers.  Again, I dont know why.  No worker coupons but you got raffle tickets. But I never win so why bother with that. 
First up was Adv. Gamblers.
I ran it exactly as I walked it.  No bobbles at all. She was awesome.  She even ran the teeter correctly and didn't leave early like she has been.  We "Q"d with 39  points. 
Right after that was Grand Prix.
 This run was awesome.  Tight turns, she read everything beautifully.  To bad we got called on the teeter. What a heart break. Beautiful contacts and weaves. I would have like to have that run on video.

I had high hopes for snooker. I really thought we could do it.  But we got whistled off after taking 2 red jumps in a row. Ugh!
Last up was Adv Jumpers.   Great run.  We stayed on course. WhooHoo.  I caused her to drop a bar when I adjusted my line while she was right over the jump. Ugh!

I made her drop #13.  Still we made it thur without going off course.  No circling in the ring anytime today. But she did circle when I had her had the practice jump. Weird.   She didnt break any startlines but pushed it on our last run.  Overall a very successful day. I know we still aren't perfect but still lots of positives and the runs just felt great.


Sara said...

Ha! I see 28 degrees, and think, wow, it's not bad out! Maybe I need to move. LOL.

Sounds like you had an awesome trial. Your post is filled with lots and lots of positives!

I love small trials. I think everyone does better, because it is more relaxed.

Hope you start feeling better soon.

Nat said...

That sounds great!!

Hope you feel better too, viruses are not fun.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Congratulations on a great trial!! Sounds like so many good things happened! I am so happy for you! No one deserves it more!

Sorry you have been so sick - good that you went to the dr. What it is with these viruses lasting so darn long this winter? Hope you feel much better soon!

Priscilla said...

Hope you're feeling better by now and have got rid of the virus attack.
The temperature looks soaring each day and it seems you'd a very good day at the trial. They are all good signs!!!
Have a fabulous day!

Lian said...

WooHoo for Miley! Congrats for the Q! Well done!

Dawn P said...

Wow, Diana! That's great. Congratulations on the great weekend.

Patti and DeBoys said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!

♥♥♥♥XoXo♥♥♥♥ HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU ♥♥♥♥XoXo♥♥♥♥

Kathy said...

COGRATS on a good trial, it Sounds like a really good day, you guys are really coming together. Bummer about the teeter sounds like a magnificent run!

Anonymous said...


First, hope you feel better, and sounds like you had a good trial. I have an idea about the circling and the table. The other day, Susan Garrett was talking about non reward markers and how sometimes we have develop NRM that we are unaware of. I wonder if you stopping or standing still is a NRM to Miley, so she thinks she did something wrong. I bet at the practice jump you were standing still and calling her over the jump? (Thats what I usually do at the practice jump). Anyway, its just an idea.


Marie said...

Never a line at the women's bathroom, that is a small trial! I'm so thrilled that you and Miley had such a good time. I love it when you come away feeling like the runs went well. You two deserve it!

Morganne said...

Wow! Sounds like you had an awesome day! GP courses are tough to Q on.