Today is exactly 12 weeks since surgery to put my left Achilles back together after it snapped like a dry rotted bungee cord in my kickboxing class.
I keep hearing that it takes 9 months to a year to “recover” from ATR. When ever I hear that I want to call bullsh- - . I just read Walkel’s 5 month blog post (http://AchillesBlog.com/walkel/2012/07/03/5-months/) and it showed me that 9-12 months is BS.
Having an “I can’t” or “I won’t” attitude is completely foreign to me. I accept the pain and embrace it as weakness leaving my body. My faith in Jesus tells me that there is no limits to what I can do.
I will take my body right to the edge of what it is able to do and no further. I accept the fact that there are things I’m not able to do and might not do again because of this injury. But I need to get off the comfy couch and find out what that is and as my body gets stronger that edge gets farther & farther away.
I know there are others out there in the ATR world who believe that “I can’t” and “I won’t” is only acceptable if they are followed by “quit”. Anything else is just an excuse.
I did a full kickboxing class on Monday and taught two full karate classes yesterday. I’m not able to do a jump spinning outside crescent kick but I can accept that - for now.