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!