About 6 months

July 16, 2013 | |

Haven’t posted in awhile, but this Thursday I visit the doctor for the final time (good chance he’ll clear me for everything).

Just an update on the physical activities that I have been doing lately…

For the past two months I have been doing a lot of strenuous hikes (the most strenuous was the Upper Yosemite Falls hike in Yosemite Valley).  My Achilles was sore for a week (also both my legs) but after that it felt fine.

I have also resumed my normal mountain biking workouts which is about 10-15 miles with about 1000 ft of elevation gain.  It seems biking is the best type of therapy for me.

I haven’t gone back to basketball yet where I ruptured my Achilles, but I will after I feel like I can jump with full force again.  I’m up to doing 6 single legged calf raises without support.

Still a little bump on where the surgery is…but it hasn’t swelled up in awhile so thats good.


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  1. kellygirl on July 16, 2013 6:10 pm

    Great to hear that you are getting back to regular programming. It’s like a light at the end of the tunnel for those of us in the early days! Yosemite may be in the cards next summer for me after al :) WTG on the single leg calf raises too!

  2. normofthenorth on July 18, 2013 5:08 pm

    I’ve only been to Yosemite once, around 50 years ago(!), but I’ve been thinking about it, thanks to a sudden bloom of killer mosquitos in Toronto this week. (Weather just went from unseasonably and mosquito-suppressing cool to a bug-friendly heat wave.)

    Brought me back to an overnight hike to Merced Lake. We got eaten alive during the hike, then set up camp in one of the most skeeter-infested places I’ve ever been in. My camping buddy and I spent around 15 minutes doing virtually nothing except watching bugs land on each other and killing them. At the end of that we’d created a little bug-free micro-ecosystem, with only one or two skeeters drifting in every few minutes.

    Toronto Island Sailing Club’s been a bit like that this week, despite smoking coils and citronella lanterns and DEET sprays and lots of swatting.

    Just today, one of my sailing buddies circulated a NYTimes article recommending a reciprocating fan — outdoors! — to keep the vicious critters from landing and biting. Worth a try!!

  3. kkirk on July 26, 2013 1:29 pm

    Its good to hear that your hiking again. I started do “real” hike a month and 1/2 ago, and it felt great to get back out on the trails. I’m also sure your single leg heel raises are better than mine :)

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