Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Here's a terrific development from my moment of achievement two weeks ago. The extra wear and tear of thirteen miles seems to have somehow injured my achilles tendon. Now whenever I do anything the slightest bit physical - like say, dig up a garden, I get an intense pain in my achilles tendon. We're talking about pain that would be akin to someone kicking me in the achilles tendon with a sledge hammer. I realize that one cannot kick with a sledgehammer, but that's how it feels. I looked it up on webmd. It sounds like achilles tendinitis. It's common for middle aged men, who have recently increased their running distance. So my great achievement has really just become a friendly reminder of how old I am. Great.