I love fall – especially fall clothing. This year, I was going to look for some new fall boots. Turns out, I only needed to get one new boot. It cost me as much as a nice pair of leather boots, and it isn’t nearly as fashionable as I would have liked.
In my last Fitness Friday post, I wrote that I was gearing up for a 5 mile run that weekend. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving wrote in the comments that she couldn’t wait to hear how it went. Well, Kelly, it went great… until it didn’t.
I actually felt pretty good during the run. I completed all of the run/walk intervals and was pleased with my time. Then, a few hours after getting home, the pain in my left shin started. It got so bad that I went to the doctor the next day.
Last week, an MRI confirmed that I have a left tibial stress fracture that, according to my doctor, would “benefit from me wearing an air cast boot.” I will be in the boot for at least 4 weeks, and the doctor said it is reasonable to expect a 12-week healing time.
That means that I can’t run until mid to late November. But, I still plan to show up for the Disney Princess half marathon in February. Even if I have to walk the entire thing!
In the meantime, I can ride a stationary bike or swim. I am going to try the bike this week, and may sign up for an aqua aerobics class. However, I’m not sure if swimming will work for me. You see, I am one of those people who knows how to swim well enough to avoid drowning… but not necessarily well enough to swim for fitness. Of course, maybe this is a good excuse to improve my swimming.
I will keep you posted on how my fitness routine changes to accommodate the fracture. In the meantime, if any of you has had a similar injury in the past, I would love some tips on how to stay healthy while I heal!