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Taking my own medicine

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I am recovering from a stress fracture in my left foot. I am allowed to bike and swim, but not run for 6 weeks. Because of the change in my gait, I have to be careful not to walk too much because my knee starts hurting.

But I am barely able to keep myself off my feet today. I swam this morning, but because of timing I only got in 20 minutes. 20 minutes is not a tragic workout, but it's not as much as I would like. I biked an hour yesterday and almost 2 the day before, so a short workout today is in no way tragic. And yet I still am feeling nervous about the short workout.

On a regular basis, I am on here encouraging people with injuries to be patient with themselves and allow time for healing. But I'm very bad and taking my own advice.

Time to listen to my own good words. A little down time is a good idea when recovering from injuries. I will be fine. I will be fine. I will be fine.
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    Dang, Girl, if it weren't for bad luck, you wouldn't have any luck! Take it easy. Listen to your own good advice.
    1805 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Stress fracture. Dont those come from OVERUSE? Consider this a signal from your body to slow the heck down. If you still want to run, you can do water-running.
    1815 days ago
    I have Post Polio Syndrome, had Polio as a child and I want to say.....You need to take care of your body. Please don't take the ability to walk, run and exercise for granted. I am unable to walk far, and can only stand for about 15 mins with out severe pain. Please take the time to heal, or you might join me in my chair someday.
    1818 days ago
    Is there a new activity that you are allowed to try that isn't weight-bearing? Maybe try some of the workout videos for abs or arms that you haven't done before. I know it's not nearly as intense as the cardio workout you've been getting, but it would spice things up while you're staying off the foot. I hope you heal quickly and get back soon.
    1818 days ago
    You will be fine and you do need to give it the time to heal right so you don't injure it again when it is healed.

    IT is so easy to give advice and hard to take our own...

    I see you doing the best you can with your situation and know this isn't a race and you're still winning ...

    hugs and healing,
    1818 days ago
    I know what you mean - being put out of commission is a hard thing to handle. Even when we know we need to take it easy - it isn't easy. Yesterday I was wearing my FitBit and having problems with asthma. At night I almost had 5,000 steps and wanted to get them. Then I was thinking, "what, am I crazy? I'm sick!" It is hard because we really want to succeed - but those who succeed are also smart enough to take it easy when they need to. Take it one step at a time - and hopefully you will heal quickly.

    1818 days ago

    You will make it through quickly, especially if you can still bike and swim.
    1818 days ago
  • HILLSLUG98239
    Grouse to me all you want - I know exactly how you feel! From my reclining perch on the futon, I see neighborhood kids on their bikes. I envy them so!

    Soon, though, we will both be back in the game, all healed up, and loaded for bear. Look out, world!
    1819 days ago
    It's easy to give other people advice, but it's hard for us to take our own advice. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. I give out the same kind of advice, but am reluctant to use it myself.
    1819 days ago
    Let yourself heal so you can go out full force when your foot is back to normal! You don't want to make it worse. emoticon
    1819 days ago
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