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6 month update: One more milestone

10/26/2015 · 4 Comments

As another month passes, I am approaching the six month anniversary of my injury. As with many things, it feels like it went quickly in retrospect, but I still have vivid memories of every second of pain and immobility feeling like an eternity. Hang in there, guys!

I had another early milestone this week, as I was able to successfully “summit” the hill behind my house last Monday. It’s a steep half-mile or so that requires scrambling up loose rocks towards the end, and offers a view of Torrey Pines State Beach in the distance. I couldn’t have dreamt of walking up there just a few months ago, so it was extremely satisfying to be able there and pain-free.

My next milestone (Jan) is to run on an alter-G treadmill, but I think I will save the money and just run in the pool until my PT gives me the green light to start short treadmill runs. I did catch myself speed walking after my daughter while hiking over the weekend, but I don’t have the guts (or calf strength) to come completely off the ground yet.

Was anyone else’s fantasy football season ruined by Arian Foster rupturing his Achilles yesterday? Poor guy. I actually doubled down on him, trading for him in both of my leagues, so part of me is afraid that I hexed him somehow. =P

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4 responses so far ↓

  • djflight // Oct 29th 2015 at 10:59 am

    Nice! I just spent the weekend downtown– love San Diego! Keep me posted on the Alter G. I’m supposed to attempt to jog at about 25-30% weight today! I used it for gait training and incline walking and it’s helped a lot ( I don’t have access to a pool, but I’m assuming a pool would do the same thing). Cheers!

  • oscillot // Oct 29th 2015 at 12:25 pm

    The cheapest Alter-G I could find in San Diego was $1/min - too rich for me! Pool running an okay, free alternative. Did you hear the news about a girl who killed herself in a cryochamber this week?

  • Djflight // Oct 29th 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Yeah, she was alone in there and apparently got locked in or something. The one here, there is always a tech operating it, and there is an automatic shutoff after 3 minutes. Super sad, freezing, burning, drowning, getting eaten by sharks– all bad ways to go!

  • Jan // Oct 17th 2018 at 10:33 pm


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