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Gosh darn injury!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I finally went to the doctor last week to see what's going on with my shin... 18 days of guessing was long enough. He took an x-ray which showed nothing. Said it was probably a shin splint but ordered an MRI anyways to rule out a stress fracture (they don't show up on xray). A long weekend and 2 days later I get the results... it's a stress fracture. :(
I really, really, really was not expecting that outcome! Yet there it was nice and bright on my MRI - a crack in my bone. My doctor ordered me to stop any "impact activities" for the next 6-8 weeks. There goes my plan to run a 1/2 marathon on my birthday, which is this Saturday...I was planning on getting up in the morning and treating myself to a 13.1 mile run. I also had to cancel my plan to run the race I signed up for in September which would have been my first "official" HM. Super bummed!

Enough of what I can't do. I can still bike, elliptical, swim, weight train, row, yoga, and kayak. Looks like I can keep myself pretty busy with those activities for the next couple of months.

Plan B: After thoroughly healing, insert myself back into the training schedule. There are a few 1/2 marathons in my area this year still. Looking ahead to the following possibilities:

10/22 Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 10k, 13.1M

10/22 ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon & 5K

11/5 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 5k, 13.1M, 26.2M (not near me but near my daughter)

Also still planning on participating in a Duathalon on October 16 and a 10 mile trail run on Nov 6. Nice to have a plan :)
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    sorry to hear about your stress fracture, but it looks like it hasn't slowed you down!!!
    2442 days ago
    so sorry to hear about your stress fracture!! it's great that you have so many other activities you can still do, and more running events after you heal!! take good care of yourself!!
    2445 days ago
  • TIGGER622
    Oh Peggy, what a total bummer!!! I am so sorry to hear that you are injured :( I am glad that you have things still lined up to look forward to and heal up for - that should encourage you to take it easy!!! Keep us posted on your healing and workouts, I want to know info on the duathlon and trail run - maybe I'll join you! HUGS friend, stay positive!
    2445 days ago
    You have a great attitude!!! Sorry to hear about your leg, hope you heal quickly and get right back to what you love!!

    2445 days ago
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