Ironman sign in the waiting room
The reason he said that it would only be a test run is because all of the symptoms I was speaking to also pointed to a hip stress fracture or a femoral neck stress fracture. Bummer. Fortunately, he said that with the rest I've already taken and the rest that he is going to make me take, if there was any of that it would be mostly healed by the time I'm running again. As a buddy of mine said today, if that IS the case, it would be my 4th stress fracture. I have the bones of a brittle old woman.
So, still no running at least through the end of the month. Ugh. I think the thing that I worry most about isn't not getting to run, it is NOT missing running at all in the first place. During my last two longer injury breaks, after some period of time I got into a routine - one that didn't include the sport I love,
I love running, so I'd rather not lose it KThxBye
Fortunately, the doc said that I could still bike and do essentially anything else I wanted to that was moderately low impact. I'm assuming he meant swimming but LOLZ I don't swim. I'm biking more now than I ever have (110 miles last week, but FAR fewer this week) so hopefully that will keep me firmly addicted to the endurance lifestyle my appetite (and waistline) has come to enjoy. If not, I suppose there is always Foxy Boxing!