Achilles Tendon Rupture Recovery

Aiming for full recovery!

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NYC Marathon Recovery Progress Widget

Achilles NYC Marathon Progress Tracker Widget keeps track of your recovery progress starting from your surgery date to 365 days afterwards (or a set date of your choice). From that, it figures out where you are in your recovery in terms of the NYC mararathon.

It’s a nice graphical representation of your progress. Since many of the people recovering from ATR are athletes and some have ran several marathons, I thought this would be appropriate.

This is what it looks like. (To see the most up-to-date image, look on the left sidebar of this page.):

Achilles Marathon Widget

Why 365 days? Doctors typically say that it takes a year to recover fully from an Achilles Rupture. My goal is to recover as close to 100% as I can AND be in excellent shape by the 1 year mark.

(Update: It’s now possible to keep track of a date of your choice, like being FWB, out of a boot, walking without a limp, days until your vacation. Just enter the mm/dd/yyyy in the settings. For example: 11/29/2008 )

Next enhancement is to be able to keep track of multiple dates with different colored circles or squares.


To activate Achilles NYC Marathon Widget, it’s probably best to setup your Achilles Timeline Widget first. Please read this first: Setting up your Achilles Timeline Widget

Okay, now that you’ve setup your Achilles Timeline Widget, setting up the Achilles NYC Marathon widget is similar to how you activated your Achilles Timeline widget.

If you already have your Achilles Timeline widget setup, then you don’t have to enter any more information. You just have to activate it from the “Plugins” menu: (Click on the word “Activate”)

(Update: If your blog was created after August 6th, 2008 then you don’t have to activate it any more.  It’s already done for you during the sign-up.)

Achilles Widget Plugin Activate

Then go to: Presentation -> Widgets

You should see a screen like this:

Achilles NYC Marathong Widget to Sidebar

Now just drag the “ATR NYC Marathon” widget from the Available Widgets to the sidebar of your choice. The following image shows my setup where I dragged it to the left sidebar.

selected Achilles Sidebar Widget

Once it’s been added to a sidebar, you can also set a few options. There is a small menu-like image you can click on, pointed to by the green arrow on the image above. Once you click it, a pop-up will appear, allowing you to customize the widget.

The pop-up will look like this:

Achilles Widget popup options menu

You can:

  • Customize the title.
  • Specify a goal date, for example: 11/25/2008 (If this is left blank, it’ll default to 365 days from your surgery date.)
  • Use either the transparent map where the water will take on the color of the background of your sidebar, or the standard image with light blue water.

Click the [X] to close the pop-up menu.

Be sure to click “Save Changes” for the settings to take effect.

If you need any help, please leave a comment on this page and I can set it up for you.
You’ll have to tell me where you want the widget to appear, whether you want a transparent water map or a regular map. And also whether you want a custom title.

Well, good luck, and I hope find this widget useful. :)


17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 eriedutchgirl // May 7, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    hey dennis—
    My Blog doesn’t appear in the left sidebar with all my supportive pals. Anyway to get me in there?


  • 2 dennis // May 9, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    If you are using NYC Marathon Tracker Widget and notice that the course map is shifted to the right and doesn’t line up correctly on the sidebar, please let me know which theme you are using, and I can fix it quickly.

    Various themes handle widgets differently, and I have to hard code some info into the widget to let it know to make exceptions for certain themes.

    I’ve fixed a few already, but there are lots of themes..

  • 3 catnboot // Aug 11, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Dennis can you help me get the ATR marathon widget on my blog. I have tried and tried and it doesn’t display. I created my blog in late July right after my second surgery. thanks catnboot aka Catherine

  • 4 dennis // Aug 11, 2008 at 11:06 am

    catnboot - I’ll add it for you when I get home this evening. Please let me know where you’d prefer it to be displayed.

  • 5 catnboot // Aug 12, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Many thanks. The little things seem to matter more than before.

  • 6 Commercial photography // Jun 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    As for cheap, get one of the books on staying in NYC on the cheap. Remember, hotels fill up that weekend so get a reservation early. Check to see about transportation to the start area and plan accordingly.

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    old and i have been told the recovery will be about 6 months, but i … within three weeks. The mussel recovery is taking a little

  • 8 SEO Service Company // Jun 22, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Long-distance footrace run on an open course of 26 miles 385 yards (42.2 km). First held at the revived Olympic Games in 1896, it commemorates the legendary feat of a Greek soldier who is said to have run from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC

  • 9 katrina kaif // Jun 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Various themes handle widgets differently, and I have to hard code some info into the widget to let it know to make exceptions for certain themes.

  • 10 bournemouth stag // Oct 30, 2010 at 5:59 am

    the tour of the city doesn’t get any better because you’ll see places you normally wouldn’t as a tourist; I even saw new neighborhoods and snapped pictures of the highlights. The spectators were all very supportive along the way.

  • 11 AchillesBlog NYC Mararthon Widget available // Oct 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    [...] Please go to this URL for instructions on how to set it up: Instructions on Setting Up Recovery Progress NYC Marathon Widget [...]

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  • 14 ultrarunning316 // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I can’t figure out how to set up my blog. Don’t know what the heck I’m doing.

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