This may be the last running picture you see of me in awhile.
Let me get this out of the way first.
I’ve got more to say but I’ll keep it PG. If we were chatting in person, I would probably let out every single swear that I know and would even make up some.
Good news first. The original pain in my right foot that sidelined me from running earlier in the month is feeling much better.
Bad news? The newest pain in my left fibula is feeling horrible. I’m making an appointment today to see an ortho for diagnostics. I think a boot is my near future. I’ve got all the symptoms of a stress fracture.
I’ve never had one before and it’s the last thing that I thought I’d get. I’m so sick of thinking and talking about my freakin’ injuries. Put the damn boot on me and let’s get the healing process going. I just so happen have a left boot from almost exactly two years ago. I even wore it on Saturday to see if it made a difference. Like it would miraculously cure me in a day. It didn’t.
As you can tell, I’m quite angry too. I’m considering temporarily changing the name of this blog to Angry Injured Mama until I don’t feel like ripping everyone’s head off.
There isn’t much to share from last week’s workouts but here goes.
45 minutes recumbent bike
20 minutes strength training with this quick workout.
Morning Yoga Flow
3 mile run
This run wasn’t great but it wasn’t horrible. My right foot felt a little better, stronger but I still felt like my foot was slapping the ground. My left fibula pain showed up after the run. Later that day I had an appointment with my PT. I described what happened with my run. He did some tests and he started to think that maybe it was spinal related more than my calf/ankle problem. It was weird how I could get rid of the pain in my right foot simply by doing 10 back extensions (like doing cobra in yoga). He wanted me to try another run before my next appointment on Thursday.
50 minutes bike trainer
30 minutes strength training
2 mile run/walk
This run sucked. I actually ended up walking the majority of it because my left fibula started to hurt during the run. I got a shot of pain every time my foot hit the ground while running. Later on when I had my PT appointment, I knew what was coming. Matt said if it didn’t feel better by Tuesday, it was time to get it checked out by X-ray/MRI. The dreaded words, stress reaction or stress fracture, were mentioned. I wanted to cry.
My regular monthly scheduled deep tissue massage was later in the day. Jess poked around a bit and thought she was felt a small bundle of soft tissue on the site of the pain. She tried to work it out but the thing kept bouncing around. In addition, she found that my pelvis and back were a mess. I was jacked up on the right side making my right foot turn in. She ordered me to get in to the chiropractor asap.
My Chiropractor got me in after work and was like, “What the hell happened to you?!?!” I wonder the same thing. How could things go from great to horrible in such a short amount of time?
45 minute recumbent bike
Have I told you that I have begun to loathe the bike. C’mon good weather so I can at least get outside to ride!
45 minute recumbent bike
Morning Yoga Flow Class
Angry Injured Mama needed that yoga class like whoa.
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Have you ever had a stress fracture?
How do you combat the anger when you are injured?