Breaking up is hard to do…

Well friends…

THIS is in my future for a while.

My doc sent me over a fax of the MRI results this morning. There’s a 6 cm stress reaction along the middle part of the tibia. It is not a full blown stress fracture, but definitely on its way there. I appreciate all the kind words, encouragement, and prayers that have been thrown my these past couple of days. The good news is that we caught it, the bad news is that running and I are going to have to break up for a while.

Ya’ll know I dealt with injuries all of last year, but have been healthy up to this point in 2012. It’s unfortunate, because I’m pretty sure I ran my half marathon on this stress reaction as it had started a few weeks prior. But hey…I got through the HM! :)

Not sure what the future holds. I haven’t had much time to process this yet as I’m at work all day today and tomorrow. I’m having my cam boot overnight shipped to my house and it will be there tomorrow. No clue how long I’ll be in that.

I’m meeting with my doc on Friday afternoon and we’ll hash out a game plan. For right now it’s all about stationary biking and finding some way to swim (I don’t have access to a pool).

I’m going to take a little break from blogging, twitter, and facebook while I just get my head in the right place. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t full of rage at the moment. I need to not spend the next couple of months complaining and living a life of negativity because I can’t run the way I want to be. It’s not fair to anyone and I don’t want to dwell on this.

So if it’s alright with you all…I’ll be spending this weekend with my hubby celebrating our 6th wedding annivesary out of town. I WILL be celebrating my 2nd “runniversary” that same day as it will be officially 2 years since I took my first run. Even though my leg’s gonna be in a walking cast/boot, I’m a half marathoner now and there’s a lot to be thankful for.

So again, I totally appreciate all of your support. I’ll be back soon to recap our trip!

Much love.

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3 Responses to Breaking up is hard to do…

  1. PhroYo says:

    Awww so sorry to hear the news but at least you have a trip to go on to keep your mind off of things for a bit. Running will be here when you’re ready to get back to it. You are a runner and you are a half marathoner. No one can take that away from you.

  2. I’m so sorry about the injury. That really sucks, but I understand why you need a break from everything while you deal with it. I hope you heal quickly and can get back to it. Hang in there!

  3. Kat says:

    Well, that’s pretty much awful news.

    In the meantime while you sort things out, as one of my commenters put it, “Welcome to the Bike Gulag.” Every hour of CT you log now is an investment in your running future. The delayed gratification aspect of it is awful, but you will be stronger.

    Have a wonderful weekend celebrating your anniversary.

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