I've been a sporadic blogger the past few weeks because I am crabby and bummed out, and there's only so much whining you can do in a day.
To all of you who commented on my bummer of a post last week, thank you so much. When I started this blog, I expected it to be an outlet for my rants and a place to document my training; I never could have anticipated the love and support I feel from this community. It's wonderful.
As a lot of you know - I've been not running due to a stress fracture in my femur since mid-August. I've done two or three short walk/runs over the past month, but after some nagging pain in my femur returned, I've been doing NOTHING. Seriously, I even skipped my swim lesson last night. I feel like I could stay on the couch for days at a time.
Anyway, I spoke with my orthopaedic surgeon two weeks ago (well, actually his nurse), and I was instructed to begin a "slow return to running" on December 4th. I love when doctors pull dates out of their asses. "Hmmm... looks like in exactly 241 hours your femur will be healed". And I haven't gotten any direction as far as what a "slow return to running" means, so I'm going to follow Pfitzinger's stress fracture recovery program, only spaced out a bit more. Also, I'm not sure if any achiness or other sensation in the femur is normal, or if I should stop if I feel anything.
Needless to say, I'm not thrilled with the quality of care I'm getting, but I am counting down the days until Sunday when I can run. I'll write about every single minute in agonizing detail for you, don't worry. :)
So that's that!
Now, in giveaway news, I have a seriously awesome giveaway coming up tomorrow, and I get to announce the winner of the Handful... right now!