This week is the week before deer season. Like most of you, I measure time in relation to hunting seasons.
So, this year, you all know how bummed out you can get when you're not ready for your hunt. I've been recovering from a rodeo all summer and the muscles in my right leg just couldn't work right. I tried light walking, keeping the weight off of it, and just plain sitting on my butt to try to get it to recover, and nothing was helping it. so i was more than mildly concerned with the upcoming mule deer season, since i will inevitebly have to pack out my kill.
I work for the railroad here. The railroad has hired a sports medicine doctor to consult for its employees, so when I learned about this guy,I consulted him about my injury. He was very helpful and knowledgable about the tendons and muscles in the leg and how they work. He told me to do the following: stop wearing cowboy boots, watch my foot placement while I'm driving (keeping my anchle straight) do a couple stretches that he showed me and take 9 ibuprofen a day to keep the intramuscular swelling down.
It's been 4 days since I visited this guy, and DANG was he spot on! I'm feeling 95% or better of normal! BRING ON THE MULE DEER!!!
T-4 to Mule Deer!
As you might be able to see, I spend too much time with the horses. I think I'll give up the rodeos this year. It's getting too hard to recover in time for hunting season!