Monthly Archives: Sep 2014

Achilles Blog 45 – 21.8.14. Getting somewhere better

Love Iceland…. love all that bubbling alien landscape. Couldn’t live there though… a few years ago I found myself in my PJs in the top floor restaurant of a hotel there, at a totally pitch-black 10.30 am… believing it to … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 44 – 16.8.14. Battle scars

Driving back up to London after a lunch time (shod) Foot conference (see pic) at the Seven Stars in sunny Brighton with (beautiful and highly perceptive) niece H, Jay scared me half to death by bursting into a jig at … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 43 – 14.8.14. Loom band therapy

I really thought that now I’m walking with a relatively normal gait that my tendon would not feature much in my thoughts… wrong of course. The CCTV footage at Howdens and Magnet Kitchens in Charlton will testify to the fact … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 42 – 11.8.14. Running off with Hurricane Bertha

Yay!! Needs must…. and when crossing the Uxbridge Road (dual carriageway), I suddenly discovered I could …run. Yes, run. Well not quite run… but certainly more run-ny than the attempt I made a few weeks ago…. when there was no … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 41 – 8.8.14. One-legged heroism

Met an awesome guy at the gym yesterday… I know he was awesome, cos his t-shirt said so. The equally awesome Orrin (Bannatyne’s trainer who helped me lose 10Kg last year) spotted my slightly awkward gait as soon as I … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 40 – 5 Aug 2014. Carefully tip-toeing down the neural path

It is not an achievement to stand on tip-toe, until you realise what it takes to do it. The ball of your foot holds your entire weight! I’m nowhere near there yet… but day by day I can see slow … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 39 – 30.7.14. Dancing…out of Cambodia

Mr. Kumar is happy enough with my progress… but I am not. It’s really hard to stand on tiptoe on my left foot only and I still can’t walk as fast as I used to… and I seem to get … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 38 – 27.7.14. A boogie at Minnis Bay

Gammy leg meant I was delegated to ‘light duties’ on the Holiday Club catering team with (lovely, unflappable) Rachel A. Mistake. I didn’t get a B in Cookery for nothing…and my drink serving skills will hopefully not be put to … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 37 – 23.7.14. As easy as falling off a bike

Lewisham Bike Shop (now Pedal-it, Lee High Road) is the go-to place if you are thinking of falling off your bike…not that I was, but when I did, on the pavement right outside the door, about 10 guys I think, … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 36 – 20.7.14. DO NOT LIMP!

What a difference a physio makes… Physio Fiona is sick… so Physio Helen took charge. Helen say DO NOT LIMP!! Waaa?……it seems my limp is muscle memory… the wrong way!!! I can walk without a limp if I choose to; … Continue reading

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