Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Back to Running...

It's been a loooooooooong while...

No seriously...

It has been!


After being told well over 6 months ago that I had to take a break from running because...

I had four stress fractures all in one leg (yes four)...

I had no other choice than to...

Put my sneakers away until my results came back with no injuries in sight. (wanh wanh)


At the time I was told about my injuries...

I was presented with the following options:

1. No running until you get clearance
2. We'll put a cast on your leg if you don't listen to #1

Well...

The choice was easy...

But not favourable mind you! (And just when I had totally found my groove...or so I thought lol)

Having said that...

I was so completely grateFUl for (my amazing Doctor!!) the fact that I was even presented with options in the first place that...

I had to suck it up and simply take running out of the equation until FUrther notice.

Peace out.

I can't say that the time off from running didn't come without the temptation to put on my kicks and go around the block or something but..

I didn't want to risk worsening my current injuries! (As hard as it was sometimes!)

Plus...

I was told I could still do everything else...BUT run...

So...

That meant I could still bike, lift and, well, like I said...

Do everything else but!

Drink more coffee? :P

Now...

I totally could have let this news get me down...

But...

I didn't. (Well, maybe in the beginning I did! Actually, I totally did! I was totally bummed out at first!)

Eventually though...

I found light in the situation and..

I made the most of it.

Yes...

The news meant that I had to withdraw from my planned half-marathon race and that...

I couldn't spend my summer and fall days running with the wind...

Or the Swans.

But...

At least I was able to do all the other things I loved doing too! (I couldn't rush the healing. I had to be patient!)

To make a long story short...

Fast forward to this present day...

I've finally been given the green light to lace up again!

So believe me when I tell you...

The light is sure shining bright!

So bright my hair looks blonder! :P

And don't you worry...

I'm starting off wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy slow as I get back into my grooove! (It started with the treadmill this past weekend which was PAIN FREE!!!)



Woo hoo!

Questions FU You...

Do you run?
Running injuries? What did you do while on the mend?

Stay Tuned FU More ON *CaNdY FiT*

10 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I bet the running sneaks feel awesome! When I was injured I strength train all muscles that I safely can and if possible yoga. A few years ago I did P90X for a part of the 90 days in a boot. It saved my sanity!

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  2. Yay, I am glad you are back to running! Now, be careful please ;-)

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  3. Ok, I knew you weren't running but I guess I missed the post about why. Girl, I'm so sorry, but so glad you're finally back! I just found out I have 2 possible stress fractures in my right foot plus Achilles tendinitis (same foot). It's been 5 days no running. Waiting on scheduling of MRI and I'll admit, I'm not dealing with it very well.

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  4. I think injuries are totally like a normal grief cycle and that's ok. So glad you were smart and are now coming back strong@!

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  5. OH my- I can't imagine having four stress fractures in one leg! So happy you're healed now and can get back to running!

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  6. Woohoo! Yay to get back at it!

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  7. Welcome Back! I experienced 2 stress fractures back in Feb. of 2014 and was in a boot for almost 12 weeks. I hated it. I was not able to do much of anything else :( I got over the initial disappointment and decided to instead focus on nutrition and researching better ways to fuel my body for the long run :) I started an online sports nutrition course and volunteered at races instead. I missed 3 of my main race goals. When the boot came off I started to build my base again (not as slowly as I should have perhaps but still slowly). I ran my second marathon just shy of 5 months after the boot came off and shaved 27+ minutes off my first. I'm now training for my first Ultra. Good Luck in 2015!

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  8. Oh, stress fractures are awful!! So glad that you could still do all your other activities and that now you have been cleared to run again!!!

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  9. Welcome back to running girlie!! Hurray for being injury free!!

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  10. Welcome back! I'm so glad you followed your doctor's orders and healed. Take care of yourself.

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