Had my 2-week follow up visit with my MD today regarding the stress fracture. While the first visit was fairly positive, this one was a little different.
The injury is healing well, but now that it is showing up on a standard X-Ray, It looks like all races are probably out for the rest of the year. He said that we’ll make a final decision on the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon (November) at the next visit in three weeks.
No running at all for at least 3 more weeks, then 2 to 3 months to get back to where I was mileage wise. On a positive note, I am now allowed to do weight training, walking, and elliptical.
I know I haven’t posted much lately about my injury recovery, but honestly I’m having a hard time mentally dealing with it, and writing about it has not been easy.
However, I am still fighting like crazy to keep my fitness up as much as I can, even though I HATE the pool (I’ll probably have a nice long rant post about the pool sometime soon). Also, in the grand scheme of things this is NOTHING, and I continue to be extremely blessed!
Thanks to everyone for their continued support! Keep “Beast Mode” going out there, and good luck to everyone on your fall races.