PT visit

I saw my PT today for my shoulder problems and we discussed my foot.  He checked the MRI results and said the marrow and the bursa area of the bone are both inflamed.  He emphasized, again, that if things are hurting BACK OFF!!!  So I’m taking his advice to heart and won’t be going to [...]

In France for the Women’s World Cup

After 10 days in France we’re heading back home.  We were there to watch 5 World Cup games - 3 from the group stage and the semifinals.  We saw the US play France and England.  Those were great games.  The semifinal between Sweden and the Netherlands was pretty boring.  I averaged about 6 miles a [...]

Back in a boot at 44 weeks after surgery

The pain I got at my first soccer game had my doc a bit worried so he had me come in.  When I described that the pain was more along the outside of my foot he did an xray to make sure I hadn’t fractured something.  The xray did show that my bone density was [...]

2nd soccer game was better

On Sunday I had an hour training with my soccer coach and then played 70 minutes of soccer.  I warned the team I might have to bow out early if things started paining me but my only limitation was I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) sprint real hard.  I warned them about that too - LOL!  I [...]

First soccer game lasted 10 minutes

Well I tried playing soccer last night.  My time on the field was about 10 minutes - tops.  I warmed up before the game (not something I always do ) and things were going well initially.  Then a teammate sent a fast pass my way.  I cut right with some force to accelerate quickly, [...]

Soccer training @ 39 weeks since surgery

My old soccer coach (from 3 or so years ago) is still doing 1-on-1 training sessions so I set one up.  It went pretty well.  Before he got there I did some 1 footed jumping tests and I was able to jump the same distance on both feet.  So that’s one more thing to check [...]

Achilles specific exercises log

I figure if I log what I’m able to do here I can see progress over the course of a month.  At least I hope so!  So tonight (4/1) I did:
20 heel raises right and left with 8# weight … my PT said it is more important to do fewer reps with weight now
10 eccentric [...]

A walk into the canyon

I did my run/walk PT in the neighborhood today. Was back to doing 1 min walk/1 min run since that was what the foot told me to do. Last weekend I was up to about 1 min walk/90 sec run but it wasn’t painless. I really detest just running so as a [...]

PT Appt #9 - 32 weeks since surgery - Last one!

Saw my PT today. He checked glute, quad and hamstring strength and all looked good. Left leg wasn’t substantially weaker than the right leg and the hamstring on the left felt stronger than the right - not sure why that is ….
Flexibility has improved for both and now the left is just about the [...]

7 3/4 months doctors appt

Saw my doc today and he said I’m doing well. He again said he had no explanation for why my right foot healed so quickly - LOL! He said my left foot is more normal though the fact that I can already do one legged heal lifts already is actually ahead of schedule. [...]