As most of my good friends know, I had surgery on my Achilles tendon recently. It was a wildly unpleasant experience, but a little over six weeks later, I’m finally cleared to get back to a semi-normal fitness routine.
So far, I’ve mostly been working on range of motion exercises and very light weight-bearing activities. To avoid getting too out of shape, I did a LOT of floor-based yoga and seated upper-body weight work. The upside is that I was able to catch up on some British TV from back home, including a short binge of the entire Season 2 of Fleabag.
I just wish BritBox would hurry up and release all the Shetland episodes. It’s funny how I don’t really miss TV when I’m busy with normal life and my normal fitness routine, but when life forces me to slow down, I can really get into a good TV binge.
I still have a ways to go before I’ll be back to 100%, especially because I’m a little wary of re-aggravating the injury. That’s perfectly normal after an injury, and I’ve coached tons of clients through it before. It’s a little weird for me personally, though, because it’s been so long since I had a serious injury that sidelined me for more than a week.
Right now, I can’t wait for summer. It’s warm enough to be summer, but I’ve got another week or two before some of my friends in grad school will be able to join me out on the water.