#marathonmonday

Remember when I said I was going to be around more last week and then I totally wasn’t? Also, remember how I said I was going to a barre class Monday instead of running to give my “shin splints” an extra day to heal? Well I gave them Tuesday as well and then on Wednesday I attempted a run. I say attempted because it was more limping than running. I made it 1.5 miles somehow before I called it quits and limped myself home. I knew I was in trouble. I sort of knew I was in trouble a while ago when my “shin splints” seemed to only be happening in one leg. And in one spot. Ever the runner I decided it was probably no big deal and I could run through it. Boy was I wrong.

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So this is my life now. I am on crutches until next Thursday at least, I go back to the doctor then for more x-rays to see how my tibia is doing. It’s not a stress fracture….yet. But there is quite a bit of trauma and had I not gone in when I did I probably would be dealing with a fractured tibia.

So where does that leave me for the marathon? I don’t know. I’m not counting myself out just yet. I am able to bike on the stationary bike we have and I can keep up with my core work via mat Pilates. I feel I was far enough along in my training that even with two weeks off I should be able to pick up and continue training. I likely will not be setting any speed records so I will definitely have to adjust my expectations.

Not the most uplifting of marathon Monday posts but, as all athletes know these things happen. Kind of makes you wonder why we keep doing it, but honestly I can’t imagine my life with out sports. I demand a lot from my body and sometimes, it’s going to breakdown. That’s just life. I will just learn from it and try to be better next time.

 

One thought on “#marathonmonday

  1. Ugh, I was so bummed to see the crutches photo on IG. 😦 I am so bummed for you as you have put in so much work and are so close to the race! I hope that the next set of x-rays show that the area is healing. It’s so tough when things like this happen that are really out of our control. I’ve been so paranoid that I would get a stress fracture during this training cycle after having one 3 years ago. I have enjoyed marathon training but i do think this will be my last and I will focus on 1/2s going forward. I like the challenge of the marathon but it’s so hard on the body and such a huge time commitment…

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