After a happy, busy, dysfunctional, all-too-brief holiday I am back in action. Kind of.
Mid-December I had another MRI on my shin and went back to my sports medicine doctor to learn that my almost-stress fracture has become a mini stress fracture. The prescription was 6-8 weeks of no-impact exercise and rest. AND a home ultrasound bone healing device (which, miracle of miracles, my insurance decided to cover—every medical professional involved was shocked! I figure maybe because it was the holidays and Oxford felt bad for denying me any more physical therapy...but probably not.)
Because I have to take this time off, it means I will not be ready in time to train for the Paris Marathon and it also means I had to withdraw from the NYC Half-Marathon. Boo! So, what did I do? I signed up for the NYRR New Year's Eve Midnight Run—because if I had to give up those other races then, by god, I was going to literally run into the new year, dammit!
|Running in the New Year with my friend Kaitlyn!|
Which really just sets me back 2 weeks. But I am stubborn. I am a runner.
Therefore, my Running New Year's Resolution was to stop being so stupid and heal for real...until I realized I was also registered for the Joe Kleinerman 10k this weekend! Bah!
Who are we kidding? We all know I'm gonna run it. But then, seriouslyreally100%, I am not running for those entire 6-8 weeks. Almost certainly. Probably. Definitely.
**Sigh** It's a good thing I got that nifty new Garmin for Christmas...
|Perfect timing. No pun intended :\|