Back in January of 2011 I suffered the worst injury of my athletic career: a torn Achilles. It didn’t actually hurt, but I had heard enough stories about what a torn Achilles felt like to know it wasn’t good. I sat down immediately on a bench and figured if I didn’t do something quick I might be stuck here for a while. So I got up, grabbed my stuff and headed to my car. With the help of a friend I drove home, rested and called my wife to tell her what happened. From there the story is about the process of healing and recovery where I learned so much. In this episode I’ll share details about this personal challenge illustrated through the following points:
- What I did to aid the process, both physically and mentally
- My response to the doctor’s prognosis and how that helped me
- What I learned about myself through this ordeal
- How to deal with your own Achilles heel injury (because it will happen)
What is your personal Achilles heel moment that you have faced? How did you deal with it? What did you learn from the process? I’d love to hear your stories and who knows? You story may be the words someone else reading this might need.