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Seeing an Orthopaedic Doctor on Friday...
Thursday, August 08, 2013      9 comments

I ran on Tuesday -- first time outside since I injured my Achilles tendon a little over 6 weeks ago -- and made a point to keep my speed and run/ walk ratio in check. Felt a little soreness after my run (3 miles of run / walk, 1 mile of walk), ... Read more
A little soreness after yesterday's run...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      3 comments

Had a good run yesterday (3rd one since my Achilles tendon strain 5 weeks ago) -- upped the speed on the treadmill to 5.5 mph (walk speed was 4.0 mph), and after a 3 minute warm-up, consistently ran at 4/1 ratio. 3.37 miles in 40 minutes. ... Read more
A good run today!
Friday, July 26, 2013      8 comments

Achilles tendon felt just fine this morning (as it has since my last short run on Tuesday), so decided to not only run, but run a little longer. Here are the details: - Total time: 40 minutes 12 second - Distance: 3 miles - Locatio... Read more
Achilles Tendon Clearly On The Mend!
Thursday, July 25, 2013      7 comments

VERY thrilled that I did not experience any issues with my Achilles tendon after a light run on Tuesday. Swam laps yesterday, will do strength training today, and as I did on Tuesday, I'll add some glute training to my strength training routine... Read more
"Scratched" the itch -- ever so gently!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      7 comments

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment on my blog from yesterday, and yes I did get in some running yesterday, but it was very controlled (on the treadmill at the Y), made sure to do some specific stretches, used my Jeff Galloway training to in... Read more
Getting the itch to run...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      8 comments

Today marks 4 weeks since I last ran and injured my Achilles tendon. While I have done well by substituting other cardio activities (mostly swimming), it's just not the same as a good run! I did some research on starting back up after su... Read more
Monday vacation day
Monday, July 22, 2013      5 comments

After a fun but busy weekend, it is nice to have a vacation day on a Monday! Plan to do some puttering around the house this morning, and will do some mowing this afternoon, but at my pace! Went to the Delaware State Fair yesterday to ta... Read more
Achilles Tendon Update
Saturday, July 13, 2013      8 comments

It has been about 2 1/2 weeks since I injured my right Achilles tendon, and after consulting with my chiropractor, decided to give it a rest vs. attempting to accelerate my recovery. Happy to report I can now walk down steps straight (when i fi... Read more
Achilles Tendonitis -- alternatives to rest?
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      6 comments

Looking for some feedback from SP runners on alternatives to "RICE" for Achilles Tendonitis. This JUST flared up in my right ankle last Thursday, I think from sprinting at the end of my run that day, did not run over the weekend, no pain after... Read more
Woohoo! Vacation time!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      5 comments

OK, not a huge vacation -- 3 days + the weekend -- but seeing our close friends in Oklahoma, lots of sightseeing, etc. Just nice to have an extended break!... Read more
Fast start to the work week...
Monday, May 13, 2013      2 comments

A short but very busy work week ahead. Presentation for my European team at 8:00AM EDT this morning, more meetings the rest of the day, a few deadlines before Wednesday, etc. Thank goodness for coffee! Vacation time on Thursday...lookin... Read more
Getting closer...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      9 comments

Went to see my PCP (Primary Care Physician) today for my quarterly checkup. In the past, these quarterly checkups were due to my weight, cholesterol, and Type II diabetes. Thankfully, the first two are in much better shape, so the focus is the... Read more
Worried about dad....
Friday, April 26, 2013      19 comments

It has been nearly a year and a half since my mom passed away, so the focus has been on my dad and how he is doing being alone after 60 years of being with the same person. Last year was his year to adjust develop new routines, mourn, etc. Whe... Read more
More on yesterday's 5k...
Sunday, April 21, 2013      8 comments

I went back and looked at my time from a year ago in the Ronald McDonald of Delaware "Run for the House" 5K -- I've made some strides! Last year: 33:20 / 10:43 per mile pace This year: 28:33 / 9:11 per mile pace In that time, I'... Read more
A new personal best (5K race)
Saturday, April 20, 2013      11 comments

Ran in the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware "Run for the house" 5K this morning. This was the first 5K I ever ran in a year ago, so now it has become a tradition! Anyway, happy to report I ran a PB of 28:33! I believe that was at least 5 minu... Read more

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