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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A few days ago, I posted a blog with my goals for December. The plan was to get in GREAT shape to start training for the Flying Pig.

But, my leg has been hurting. Not like the stress fracture, but like it hurt right before the stress fracture.

So, I changed my goals: They are to do nothing, just let my body rest, and watch my nutrition.

It is just heart wrenching to think about this - I have never gone through a period where I didn't exercise at all. And if you know me, you know that I've been on Spark since Dec. 2007, and haven't made any significant change in my weight - I gain weight very easily, and don't really lose it at all. So it is stressing me out.

I'm not sure if I'm making a very good decision or a very bad one...
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    I'm with both Erin and Patty. I know how hard it can be to DO NOTHING, so if you are going crazy, try the pool. But err on the side of caution. You can have your whole life to run if you catch injuries early.
    3468 days ago
    I say, stay in the pool.. the pool is awesome. Try some aqua classes-- when I could barely do any exercise, the pool was like a Godsent... plus, going from 100 to 0, is going to be a crashcouse of endorphins and antsies...at least for me. If you od deep water/swim, it can't really hurt your leg, only strengthen it!

    Also, did you get any PT exercise? focus on strenthening it and take it day by day....

    You know I feel for you-- and understand.

    But, all that said, do what your gut tells you- if rest is best, then that's what you got to do!
    3468 days ago
    I think you're making a very sound and mature decision, personally. It's one of the hardest things to do as a runner BUT in the long run, it's for the best. I hope it's just some weird twinge and you're back to normal soon. In the meantime, drink your water and focus on what you CAN do. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!
    3468 days ago
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