Well I've done a number of 6 milers on the trail around Canoe Creek State Park this spring and I am hesitantly optimistic that this year I may finally be able to run without annoying pain. Since tearing my achilles tendon at the end of 2006 it has been a long road to recovery. Each spring I have ran a bit only to find out that the pain is back. This year seems to be different, I still have stiffness and some soreness, but its been confined to after my runs, not during.
It is wonderful to be back out on the trails, the mud has decreased, the wildflowers have started to bloom, the future looks bright :)