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.):
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.)
Then go to: Presentation -> Widgets
You should see a screen like this:
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.
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:
- 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.