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I’ve damaged myself

Crud. About two weeks ago I did something to my Achilles' tendon in my right ankle. I was playing basketball on a Friday night. We have a gang of teachers that gets together and plays some form of game. They are a great crowd. Most just want to have some fun and drink some beer. Some want to drink a lot of beer. Good times.


Tonight it was ultimate frisbee. I was feeling better, but not 100%. We were nearly finished and I got a sharp pain in the same ankle. I over did it. Did it "pop"? Maybe. I'm not sure, but it hurt. I limped off the field. Lots of concerned friends offered me ice. Honestly, the only thing racing through my mind was my tee time this coming Sunday morning. If I can't golf this Sunday I'm going to cry. Well, maybe not cry, but I'm going to be unhappy.



At the moment I'm limping around my apartment. It feels similar to how it did two weeks ago. Not too swollen, but very tender to the touch. Maybe a litttle worse. My guess is I'm done with running for about a month.


Damn it. This getting older thing sucks.

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Mike Durkee
Mike Durkee
Oct 15, 2022

Ouch! There's a reason I quit playing hoops (especially with the kids) at about 45. Takes way too long to recover.

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Sounds a bit like you've been trying to relive the glory days at Peninsula College. You were in your 20s. The people you're playing against are young. You are not. Confucius says to rest, focus on golf.

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David Shick!
David Shick!
Oct 15, 2022
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Yes, sir. You are wise beyond your years. Well, actually you're getting sort of old. I would be surprised if you weren't ripping off smart stuff more often.

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They say it feels like someone kicked you in the calf if you tore it. Squeeze your Achilles and try to extend and point your toe. If that’s a struggle you may have torn it. it’s a young man’s game..that’s why I just coach it.

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David Shick!
David Shick!
Oct 15, 2022
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Thanks for this. I didn't have the "kicked in the calf" feeling. It just hurts and I overdid it. Guessing I might be down for about a month. Hoping I will be ready for basketball season. Just need to take it easy for awhile.

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