A year ago today (or was it yesterday?)!

Today (by date) is the one year anniversary of my ATR, but yesterday (by day of the week) was too.  I tore my achilles playing basketball at Sunday night open gym so I thought it was fitting that I go back and play again so that is exactly what I did.  In fact I even got [...]

“Raced” a 5k today

I decided to go run a 5k this morning at a little nearby town.  I have been running 4 days a week consistently for about the last 5 weeks now and I thought it would be a good idea to test my fitness level.  I have been running a little here and there for some time [...]

Summer Highlights

It has been so long since I have posted and that makes me think about everything that has happened since my last post.  My achilles feels great and I have never had any major pains associated with it.  My biggest struggle continues to be calf strength. 
I was able to play the entire softball season without [...]


I played in my first softball game this week.  I was pretty nervous not having played in a sport such as this since my injury.  It went well though, other than misjudging a fly ball in the outfield.  I am not the fastest guy on the base pads, but it was still fun running them.  [...]

Goal Accomplished!

I had originally set a recovery goal to run a half-marathon in September, but I decided to try one in May instead.  Yesterday, 6 months and 2 days since my surgery, I was able to meet my goal.  I ran a half-marathon and finished it in 1:46:10 (8:07/ mile) and 592nd place out of 5365 runners.  [...]

2 weeks left and some random thoughts

There are only two weeks left until I attempt a half-marathon, my initial recovery goal.  I actually set the half-marathon date for a race in September, but I got a little ambitious and chose May instead.   So with only 14 days remaining I have a little work left to do.  Adding strength in my calve [...]

Cleaning out the garage and that boot again

I am finally getting to some projects that I postponed the winter (because of my ATR) and then got pushed back because of other projects.  One of them is cleaning, organizing, and insulating my garage.  I created some storage so I could move stuff out of our basement (which I am also trying to finish).  [...]

Quick Update

Thanks to Dennis for reuniting all of us again.  I found that I really missed reading everyone’s updates.  As for myself, I am still working on training for a half-marathon in May.  I have been able to do a 7 mile run both on the treadmill and outside.  Getting strength back in my injured leg [...]

17 weeks and counting

I hit the 17 week mark yesterday and  thought I would post a quick update.  I did a follow up with my PT last week to monitor my progress and he gave me some new exercises (light plyometrics) such as the dot drill and jumping in a line.  I still can’t do a single leg [...]

15 weeks and counting

I am 15 weeks post op today and I am thinking that I might try to run outside for the first time tomorrow.  We have had great weather up here in Minnesota and the roads are almost completly clear of ice and snow.  I am a little nervous about it because my calf muscle is [...]