suthrnman’s AchillesBlog

June 27th, 2012

Backpacking @ one year

Posted by suthrnman in Journal

I took a four day trip in the Pecos Wilderness (Santa Fe, NM) this past weekend.  This trip I used trekking poles for the first time for added assurance.  Everything seemed great; however, I had occasional anxiety that the tendon would pop again.  There was no pain or inhibition from the ATR at all–very pleased.  I would say the hiking was moderate/difficult even arduous at times while climbing from ~9,000 to ~12,000 ft.  I was carrying 25-30 lbs in the pack.

This next week is the one year anniversary of my re-rupture and I went non-surgery protocol.  The tendon still has some deformity and the calf is noticeably smaller than on the “good” leg. However, it seems to be healing in line with other folks.  I may start jogging a little to work the calf muscles a bit more.  Hope everyone is doing well!

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