5 Year Anniversary

I have no clue what made me find this site again, but I cam across it today.  That made me go back and look at my calendar and realize that I am 2 days short of 5 years since the AT rupture.  So where are we?  While the range of motion on the “bad” leg [...]

It does get better

It has now been over 3 years since my achilles rupture and surgery. I haven’t been on this site in well over a year - mostly because I DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT MY ACHILLES ANY MORE!! Yes, to those just starting out or rehabbing, you will get there. I lead a full [...]

2:29:58!!!!

For all of you who are starting your rehab or thinking that you can’t possibly recover from this devistating injury, let me update you on my progress.
Some background - I am a 41 yr old somewhat overweight typical weekend warrior who ruptured my AT playing softball in May 2008 (some 22 months ago or so). [...]

Training for a Half-Marathon??

Been several months since I posted - I am now about 18 months post surgery.  I have been running (exclusively on a treadmill for now) with increasing intensity over the last few months.  I am now running about 4.5 miles at about a 9:40 pace 3x/week.  By the way, I have NEVER run this far [...]

Hike up Mt. Mansfield

Another milestone - we are vacationing in Smugglers Notch, VT this week.  My son, daughter and I signed up for a guided hike up Mt. Mansfield, highest summit in VT at 4,300 feet and change.  I have summitted five 4,000 ft peaks in my life.  The last one was Whiteface in NY, after which I [...]

Preparing for my first 5K????

SInce I haven’t posted much recently, a brief overview.  ATR was almost 15 months ago.  Rehab was fine (well, it was long, arduoud and painful, but its always easier through the rear view mirror) until I hurt my knee about 4 months ago.  Recently was able to get back to the gym.  Now, I am [...]

Crossing Home Plate!

This may sound a bit goofy, but yesterday was quite a milestone (14 months post ATR).  I have been playing softball all season and the tendon has felt great.  Our league permits each team to take 2 “courtesy” runners each game and, because my teammates are petrified that I will hurt myself again, I have [...]

One year ago today…

Wow - I cannot even fathom that it was one year ago today that I felt that horrifying pop and started a journey that would define me for the next several months.  So, where are we today?
I got myself into pretty decent shape through physical therapy and elliptical/treadmill work.  Then I fell out of all [...]

Back on the Basepaths

It has been a long while since I have posted, but today was a monumental day for me - opening day of softball season and I PLAYED!  Not only did I play, but the ATR leg felt better than it has felt for years (recall I had tendonosis in the AT for 3 years before the [...]

Closing in on 8 months

Wow - I cannot believe its been so long.  Here is the update:
I wish I could say I don’t ever notice the AT, but its not true.  Every morning those first steps are still a bit stiff.  Other than that, though, I must confess that I rarely even think about the AT.  That is a [...]