About Mik Across America

On April 18th, 2019, Mikhaila left her job in Washington, D.C. to embark on a solo cross-country road trip. She has no outline and no final destination. Mik Across America is an illustrated narrative of the ongoing adventure!

About the Achilles Blog

Mikhaila Markham is a former U.S. national champion and top 20 world championships qualifier in Scottish highland dancing. She began taking lessons when she was three years old and remained dedicated to the sport over the next 16 years. Her competitive career came to an end in 2013 when she ruptured her Achilles tendon during a dance competition. This blog chronicles her second and third surgical repairs following the accident, both of which involved allograft tendon transfers. While ultimately all three surgeries were unsuccessful, Mikhaila hopes this blog can be a helpful resource to other recovering dancers and athletes.

This blog is no longer being updated, but you are welcome to contact Mikhaila with questions or comments through the form on her contact page.