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SportsCenter tells the inspiring story of Matt Woodrum, an 11 year-old with cerebral palsy, and his incredible desire to compete with his classmates.
This helps put my injury in perspective.
I already strongly suspected this would be the case, but now it has been officially diagnosed. Well, here’s what this means:
- Can only bike or swim for the next 2 weeks. Have follow-up visit on September 12.
- Will most likely miss the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon on October 7th.
- Will most likely miss the Murfreesboro “Middle” Half Marathon on October 13th.
- I don’t need crutches.
- The MD said this is a “Low Risk” stress fracture since the bone is very thick (i.e. not likely to become a full fracture)
- I should be able to return to running in 4 to 6 weeks
- When I return, I should NOT have to gradually work my way back into running. He said that if I wanted I could run a marathon the next day (not planning on it…btw)
- Therefore, I should still be able to run the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and maybe the Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon (though not as fast as I had hoped)
Considering that I already expected this diagnosis, this turned out to be pretty good news. I was expecting to be out for 8 to 12 weeks, so 4 to 6 was much, much better. He said that you generally only see a stress fracture of the femur in “advanced runners” (his phrase, not mine) who are in top condition. I thought this was a very nice way to tell someone they had a stress fracture 🙂
Anyway, I plan on hitting the bike (and maybe the water) hard over the next two weeks, and look forward to my next follow-up visit to track progress. Keeping my eyes fixed on the road ahead! Thanks to everyone for their support.
What Does It Really Mean to Have Faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:19-26) – Audio recording of my Sunday evening sermon at Maple Hill Church of Christ in Lebanon, TN on July 15, 2012.
This sermon looks at two of the must fundamental questions in Christianity:
(1) Why did Jesus have to die?
(2) What does it REALLY mean to have faith in Jesus?
Romans 3:21-26 (ESV)
21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
A big THANK YOU to everyone on the encouragement after my injury post yesterday. You guys rock! Regardless of what this turns out to be, it is little more than a small bump on the road of life. Still very, very blessed. Everybody else keep “Beast Mode” going while I’m on the bench!!
Oh no!!! I will be praying for you.
So sorry to hear that!
I hope it can be a short layoff, too. Good luck.
Hope you’re able to get back to it soon!
Oh no. Wishing the best for you – very right to shut down the training for now.
Oh no! I hope it’s a quick fix!
So sorry to hear that, you’ve been killing it!
Man that sucks. It seems like you were training the right way. I hope it’s something minor. Do what you can to stay active while you wait for a diagnosis.
It happens to the best of them… hopefully it’s nothing too serious. Keep us posted.
Ahh hope you have a speedy recovery from whatever it is!
UGH — Keeping positive thoughts and prayers for you!!!
Beast Mode: Paused. I am sure you will be back. I think it’s very smart to lay off and see a doc. You are so fit that even if you have to take some time off, I bet Boston will still be there for you when you stage a comeback! Chin up! 🙂
RICE! Hope you are on the mend and back to running soon. Wish you were in LA so you could see my Sports MD. He is the best!
Noooooo! Fingers crossed for you.
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I’ve tried to ignore it. I’ve tried to explain it away. However, the pain in my right leg is no longer confined to my quad, and continues to get worse and worse. Because of this I’m shutting everything down until I can get in to see a Sports Medicine MD. Hoping this will be a short layoff, but preparing for something much worse. I’ll update when I know something. Everyone else keep running strong!
I honestly thought the Kinvara 2 was the perfect shoe for me, and was very nervous about trying the new version. Well, this was by far the best a new shoe has ever felt out of the box. I’ll write a full review after a few more runs, but just had to share what an awesome shoe this is.
How did the Kinvara 3 not win “Best Update” from Runner’s World Magazine?
Find Your Strong!
The time between my 75-minute run today and last night’s 15-miler with 10 Yasso 800s was a little less than 12 hours, so I was feeling a little bit of residual fatigue throughout the run this morning.
However, it was good to be joined by both Nathan and Paxton. This was the first run for the acclaimed “Bellevue Trio” in quite some time. We started out at the Bellevue United Methodist Church Parking lot, and ran for 6-miles through the surrounding neighborhood and the new segment of the Harpeth River Greenway.
Paxton only wanted 6-miles total, so we looped back to the cars, and then Nathan and I headed back out into the surrounding neighborhood for our final 25-minutes or so. Our pace started off very, very chill, and then slowly got faster through the first 6-miles. However, I slowed down quite a bit for most of the final 25-minutes, because my legs were toast. I’m looking forward to the nice break before Thursday night’s track workout.
In total Nathan and I completed just under 9-miles with an average pace of 8:50 per mile. That makes just over 30-miles completed since Monday morning.