First, the good news: I awoke this morning and the achilles feels nearly 100% (still going to rest today as a precaution). That's obviously a huge relief, as I've always heard horror stories about achilles injuries. Mine never felt like anything major, but I'm glad I didn't give it the chance to become one. I think running on it might have made it worse, based on the tinges of pain I felt on Friday's run. I'm really looking forward to getting out there again tomorrow.
Now, the whining: Weekends sure are boring without running. The extra few hours I have each day seem enormous. Yesterday was well spent by going over to LL Bean with a friend to finish up my Christmas shopping. Today? Perhaps finish recording a song I'm working on and of course, watching the Patriots rebound from last weekend's loss and slaughtering the Texans.