I had called my doctor the other day to see if I was allowed to ride a bike or swim or anything while I'm still in the boot until August 12.
He called me back this morning, and left me the message that I least wanted to hear. apparently with the location of the fracture in my foot, any kind of stress on it could cause a growing stress fracture. I am basically allowed to do only the minimal amount of walking to get where I have to be. If I am not walking to or from the bathroom, work, the car, bed, etc I need to be sitting and putting my foot up. I can't swim, bike, walk for exercise, elliptical, NOTHING. I am SO frustrated.
So, I'm going to spend the next 4 weeks following directions and doing NOTHING that I don't have to and staying of my feet. I am praying that doing so will mean a full recovery and I can start running and swimming then to get into running/walking shape and finish my 10k in October in under 1:30. I then have a Half marathon on December 29, February 24 and April 13. These races I am already registered and paid for, and I won't be adding anything else to this list. My goal is to get in the best shape of my adult life and do the best that my body will allow.
I have a few immediate goals:
1--follow doctor's orders
2--clean up my diet
3--train smart for the races already on my calendar
4--finish! Do my training and finish the races I start.
I have failed so many times and I am SICK of it. I want the life I have always wanted, and this is nothing more than yet another set-back. I'll get through this, and get trained. I will run across that finish line at Princess Half Marathon with a great deal of pride and self-satisfaction.