It's been a whole year. And then some. It's also been five (!) months since I last wrote an update. I've been writing this post for about six weeks but keep not quite finishing and then something changes. One of my favorite maxims is "Don't let perfect be the enemy of good," so I decided … Continue reading It’s Been a Year
Well friends, it's been a while.... In my last post a couple of months ago, I rather brashly described my impressively linear progress. As tends to happen, I then immediately proceeded to Overdo Things and then did not make a ton of progress for about a month. A work trip to New York in mid … Continue reading 8 Months and Other Stuff
It has also been a really long time since I wrote an update which is a sure sign of my ongoing reintegration back into normal life. So friends, here's what things look like six months after having my Achilles tendon split down the middle and a piece of my heel bone cut off. Running! I'm … Continue reading It’s Been (Almost) 6 Months!
Well friends, it has been a while since my last update. All is well. Very well actually, I have just been out living my life and forgetting to document it. First, a heel update. I'm walking well and at much greater capacity than a month ago. Most excitingly, I've been running for 20 minutes on … Continue reading 20 Weeks
Although I already offered up my pearls of wisdom from four months in my last post, today is actually exactly four months since my surgery. In a most significant development, yesterday evening at physical therapy, I ran for fifteen minutes on the Alter G at 65% of my bodyweight. The Alter G is an interesting … Continue reading Hints of Running
Friends, it is fast approaching four months since hobbled my way into surgery and woke up with a remodeled heel. A friend, who I actually met through this blog (Hi, Rhonda!) will be having Haglund's surgery this week, four months to the day since I had mine. She is already the lucky recipient of my … Continue reading Thoughts from Four Months
Today at physical therapy, while balancing on my surgery leg on a squishy foam pad and catching a ball that someone threw from different angles, I realized that I've already surpassed general population levels of strength and stability on my surgery leg. (Seriously, you try and do that while catching and throwing a ball.) PT … Continue reading 16 Weeks