In true to form, when the going gets tough, I break something. 🙂
After having a really great 15 weeks of training and gains, an MRI revealed that I have the likes of a tibia stress fracture.
I am out of weight-bearing activities for 8 weeks: also known as ETERNITY. [Of course, it’s not, really.]
And I really DO have a great perspective and attitude about it.
Nothing much I can do, really. My Oceanside 70.3 is out, for the obvious reasons, but I am totally going to be there anyway… tickets are purchased, baby! I dislike the DNS… but in this case, it’s necessary, and there’s nothing to be done about it. [I can’t even ride the course and walk the half marathon… (yes, I asked). 🙂 ]
In times of injury, the only thing to do is focus on what you CAN DO… not on what you can’t. I can do lots of swimming and core and upper body, throwing in some non-impact trainer riding… and then in 8 weeks, it’s back to the sneakers and running.
Time flies when you have fun.
So I’ll do just that, and be back to running and hill climbing on the bike in no time.