March 1, 2010 | |

I am 31 years old, male, 185 lbs.  I played intermediate level soccer in high-school.  Since then, I spent most of my time getting out of shape, a little overweight and started a carrer in sales.  I have found motivation in the last several years to occasionally go on a workout binge on a quest to “get back in shape.”  My latest run at it has been my most successful attempt.  The motivation I found was from my upcoming wedding and the honeymoon to follow in Maui.  I planned out far enough in advance and did some heavy training.  I made some pretty good progress in my goal to reduce my body fat %.  We had a wonderful wedding on January 9th this year and an even better honeymoon in Maui.  A couple weeks ago I decided to join an indoor soccer co-ed team after not playing the sport for over 10 years.  Last Saturday ago (2/27/10) evening, 40 minutes into the game, I fully ruptured my achilles.  I intend to fully recover from this injury as quickly as possible.


5 Comments so far

  1. mari on March 13, 2010 12:04 am

    It’s small steps and it will get better.
    Make sure to rest and not overdo it.

    Good luck.

  2. peteco on March 13, 2010 8:49 am

    You will recover fully…may take some patience. I am down here in Boulder/Longmont and am roughly 7 weeks ahead of you. I am hoping to go flyfishing next weekend in just waders with no boot.

  3. normofthenorth on March 13, 2010 12:12 pm

    I guess you got operated on in Colorado? Hope you’re on a relatively quick rehab protocol. If you’re supposed to be totally immobilized for much longer than 2 weeks (without physio) or Non-Weight-Bearing (NWB) for much longer than 2 weeks, check out the protocols linked on my blog page and see if your Doc will follow one of them instead.

    Long immobilization and long NWB are “a pain in the lifestyle”, and they are NOT associated with lower re-rupture rates or other good outcomes!

    (And BTW, the benefits of surgery have NOT been demonstrated in the latest and best randomized trials. But I assume that boat has already sailed. . .)

  4. swills11 on March 13, 2010 7:01 pm

    normofthenorth -
    I did get open surgery last week. I read the info on your page - nice to have that all in one place, thank you. I plan to be as aggressive as my doc and PT will let me. I am going to do all the homework and any extra credit to get back to it - hopefully with no complications or re-rupture. Thanks again for the info.

  5. "Frouchie" or "Grouchie", or just "Chris" on March 15, 2010 8:24 am

    Do what your Surgeon and PT says for you to do…that will get you back up and going. Just be very carefull to not over do it to quickly.

    You’re going to have good days and bad days, bt keep your chin up and just work slowly through the bad days.

    “Slow and Steady Wins THIS Race”

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      Location: Fort Collins
      Injured during: Soccer
      Which Leg: R
      Status: PWB

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