Ok its better, but still sore and anything real fast hurts. I hate machines, but I hate isolated machines even more. I'm thinking controlled machine movements might unfortunately be in order right now...... was lifting yesterday and was doinng 10 single leg squats (holding up foot, touching kneed to ankle of foot on the ground) and it kinda tweaked. I basically rolled off it, started massaging it and put it up in the air for 2 minutes..... the bodybuilders were looking at me funny. I think it tweaked it just a bit, so 2 times from now in the gym I"m going to try it again. So far I've found these exercises that don't hurt light powercleans (doing a crossfit style exercise IE 15 reps) wasn't going up on my toes at the top of the movement however. sumo deadlift high pulls plate loaded squat press (less than ideal, open to suggestions for improvement) did 495lbs . Did it 9 times I don't know if thats okish or if I'm going light due to my achilles, made my achilles a little tight, but no pain Lunges are ok as long as they are light (more than 70 lbs makes me uncomfortable at the moment) Just looking for intermediary exercises here, seeing as Ive never had to act the part of a bitch before. At the rate of my recovery I should be good in two weeks. Doc said I'm good now, apparently being stronger than most people is all it takes to be healthy, what a moron. Oh I did start using shoes with heels, it does make the pain a whole lot less. Thanks for that piece of advice.