It's been a couple of weeks since I pulled that nasty muscle in my back (or was it my thigh or groin). Well anyway, I've been working on my recovery and it's taking a bit longer than both Mum and I anticipated.
The day after it happened I got a chiro adjustment, reiki and a bit of massage. Then about four days later I got another chiro adjustment after the swelling and most of the soreness went away. And Mum has been stretching me a lot and massaging me (see our video on our stretching routine).
The good thing is that we are going on some 1-2 mile walks now (weather permitting), and when Mum stretches my back legs I'm extending fully. But I'm still not to 100%. I'm not doing a lot of running, and just a little bit of zoomies, but I can go down the stairs and jump from the our low couch without any pain. So we are progressing. Mum says it's nice that I go and bark at the school buses and mailman again, that I'm doing just a bit of wrestling with my sis, and that I have interest in doing some foundation work and in my toys. She missed it!
In between my workouts, I'm resting on the couch and getting into my 'used' marrow bone.
Our focus now is on building my endurance. And we may try this weekend to do a little low jumping and weaves to see how those are coming along. Our goal is to compete in the next USDAA trial that we are signed up for on February 9 and 10, and to be able to do some good work at our seminar with Silvia Trkman on February 21 and 22.
But for now, I still have a bit of a ways to go. Who knew a little ole pulled muscle would get me down for so long?