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
Things really have changed for the better this last week in terms of Stuff I Can Do. Being able to ride my bike has seriously improved my quality of life. I increased my ride time by ten minutes again this morning and upped the intensity a little. It feels so good to be engaging my … Continue reading Multisport Saturday
I dreamed about running last night. I had just recovered from my surgery but was already trying to join a new track group. I was trying to park as close as possible so as not to tax my capacity to run by walking too far to get there. Then I discovered I had forgotten my … Continue reading Day 7: Running Dreams
I know that in the coming weeks and months, despite my best intentions, I'm going to have days of gloominess, frustration, and downright despondency. Even at the best of times, I'm a little prone to melancholy, and I'm definitely not one to hold things in and pretend that all is fine. I feel confident that … Continue reading Five Things
My Achilles heel a/k/a the bane of my running existence. That little bump (“bony prominence”) on the back of my heel, called a Haglund’s deformity, has plagued me off and on for a number of years now. It's been the cause either directly or indirectly of most of my injuries. The bump presses on the … Continue reading Literally and Figuratively