Did a "fast" 6.5 mile walk in the gully today while my kids ran.
Gym afterwards - one mile warm-up on the elliptical and some strength training.
New protocol for my achilles: I was reading some Tim Noakes the other day ( The Lore of Running, AKA The Bible) and he mentioned icing a sore achilles 8 hours per day. So I got six bags of crushed ice and am going to devote myself to that the next couple days.
I'll report back. Send some positive thoughts my way.