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Tag : stress fracture

Paranoia?

I am very paranoid about this stress fracture. Any little twinge or weird feeling I get that is around the stress fracture area causes me to panic. “Am I doing too much? Is this normal? Is this all part of the healing/ getting back in shape process?” Since this is my first stress fracture (and hopefully my last), the recovery

8 Weeks Ago…
8 Weeks Ago…

8 Weeks ago I stepped on a treadmill for an easy 5 mile recovery run. I had just come off of a great workout (12 miles faster than marathon goal pace) and was feeling like I was finally ready for Boston. I was so close I could taste it! 8 weeks seems like forever ago. Over the past 8 weeks

The Walking Test- Pt. 1

Several different stress fracture recovery websites I’ve researched mention doing a “Walking Test” before returning to running. Basically, once the stress fracture area hasn’t hurt in a few weeks you can try walking. The idea is to build up to being able to walk briskly for 60 minutes without feeling any pain. Once you can do this 3 times you

Weight Issues
Weight Issues

Every time I have a baby, it generally takes me about a year to get myself back to normal. Baby weight does not come off easy for me and I have to work hard for every single pound. This time has been especially difficult as I am also dealing with a stress fracture. Losing weight comes down to two things-

Bones, Bikes and Babies
Bones, Bikes and Babies

It’s been a few days since I last wrote. I’ll admit, there have been times when I’ve been a little discouraged to write in my running blog since I am not running. I’ve been so paranoid about my bone healing that I’ve given up exercise. Temporarily. After researching sacrum stress fractures and reading about stress fractures in general, I found

Happy Feet!
Happy Feet!

Check out my new green logo John made me!! Yes, those are some happy feet! As much as I loved the last logo he made it was time to add Ashton to the mix! Good-bye red Runner Mom of 3! 🙂 Well, I am still trying to be optimistic about my running future. I have been researching sacrum stress fractures

NOT Debbie Downer!
NOT Debbie Downer!

Last night I was not in a very good mood. The lack of running is really starting to get to me mentally. To say I miss my quiet alone exercise time is an understatement. Last night after my husband got home I left my house for 30 minutes to run 2 errands by myself but had to cut the trip

Feelin the Love!
Feelin the Love!

Well, after several rough days in a row- yesterday was MUCH better!! My doctor’s appointment went very well! Yes, I do have a stress fracture on my sacrum BUT my doctor seems very confident that I will make a full recovery and will be running and racing again in just a few months. YEAH!! Right now he doesn’t want me

Injury Update…

This morning before my doctor’s appointment I prayed that I would be ok with whatever the outcome might be. I prayed that the doctors would have wisdom to determine what was wrong and what treatment would be needed. My doctor decided to schedule me for an MRI which I had this afternoon. I was hoping that the MRI would be