Lessons Learned from My Latest Achilles Tendonosis Issues

What did I learn this time from this particular bout of Achilles tendon – whatever the hell it was? A LOT! First, the Achilles tendon and, yes, other body parts just don’t work like they used to. Everything still works, just not as well, and the Achilles will be my Achilles Heel for the remainder of my running life. Second, I can no longer rely … Continue reading Lessons Learned from My Latest Achilles Tendonosis Issues

Run #2 in the Rehab Cycle – RunLog 4/26/21

The winds keep coming pretty steady around 20 mph, with gusts just a tad higher at times. I braved them to get out and do my 16 x 1:00 with 2:00 recoveries rehab workout this morning. I was looking forward to this run, so a bit of wind wouldn’t stop me from getting out the door, especially with the sun shining. However, I was happy … Continue reading Run #2 in the Rehab Cycle – RunLog 4/26/21

Another Week of Rehab – Week In Review – 4/11/21

One thing about rehabbing an injury is that it is tough to keep writing about what you are doing. Mainly, because you are not doing all that much differently most days, finding ways to write about the same things can only be done so often. So I haven’t been doing much on the daily RunLog because, yes, I do my mobilization routine, which takes close … Continue reading Another Week of Rehab – Week In Review – 4/11/21

Day 2 – Rehab Runlog 4/7/21

There is still some swelling in the Left Achilles and a bit of hitch in the walking stride, so I didn’t attempt to do a whole lot of walking beyond Bennie’s three required walks today. I did Wilk’s mobilization routine, foam rolling, then 20 minutes (easy) on the elliptical, followed by 20 minutes of icing and another 20 minutes after supper. The elliptical didn’t bother, … Continue reading Day 2 – Rehab Runlog 4/7/21

Day 1 – It Starts Again – RunLog 4/6/21

Nope no running, the Achilles is not ready for prime time – yet. However, I did start my rehab that is based mainly on Wilk’s Running Recovery Injury Program. I don’t plan to follow his program entirely, but enough to get back to running pain-free and then keep myself in maintenance mode with many of the things he believes are essential. Especially, the closed chain … Continue reading Day 1 – It Starts Again – RunLog 4/6/21

Making Progress – RunLog 3/25/21

No, I have not spontaneously healed or anywhere close to being back to regular running for me, but I am muddling along quite nicely. This morning, out in the fog/light rain and I ran a mile at an easy pace. The discomfort was minimal and manageable. After finishing I walked about half a mile to cool-down and then did another 30:00 minutes on the elliptical. … Continue reading Making Progress – RunLog 3/25/21