Friday, February 24, 2006

Stumbling out of the blocks

Not a good start to the day. I tried to run a short while ago and made it as far as the top of my street before coming to a stop and walking home - I've never had to do that before. My right Achilles is rather tight and I felt it pulling with every step, so I decided to suck it up and call it a day. Not good. Hopefully I can get this thing licked sooner than later and get back on track in a few days. I've had bad luck with my Achilles in the past and by no means want to go through that shit again. One day at a time, I guess.

And in all likelihood that's gonna do it for now. Maybe the day will finish up better than it started and I'll have something positive to add when I get home from work tonight. Hopefully that's the case, anyways. Take it easy.

Quote of the day:

Perhaps the greatest upset in sports occurred in Japan; Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson. Years later, Tyson would explain that the reason he got beat by Douglas was because "I was f***ing Japanese women like I was eating grapes." You just don't eat one grape at a time. Tyson's an interesting character and I've always been a fan of his, but if there are two things that I've learned from his experiences, they're 1) never let a guy with worst hair than yourself handle your money and 2) never go to Japan for an athletic competition. That being said, I'll stay in Wisconsin, where the women are bigger than the cows, except River Falls, of course.

-Henry Dennis


Joshua "Flash" Gordon said...


In the past I had two seperate achilles flare-ups. One, I kept trying to run through and do some piece-work rest and ended up with 6+ weeks of physical therapy and pool time. The other I shut down for about 4-5 days at the outset and just did pool workouts and ice, and all that and no problems. You probably know all this but my $0.02 is to just squash it early and you will be fine...

Mario said...


Thanks for the message and advice. This is round #2 with Achilles problems for me - I was out almost 9 weeks last year with a similar injury to the other one. It sucked. I've found patience is the key with this relentless little bastard, so that's the plan. Thanks again for the note, good to hear from you. Nice work last weekend in Foxboro. See you on the roads.