It is Wednesday and the only good thing about this week is that tomorrow morning I will be on my way to Baltimore heading to FitBloggin!!!!!
This will be my first trip by myself and away from my family which means I am a real grown up now!!! I am so excited to be attending this conference and to have the opportunity to meet up with some of my favorite bloggers in real life. I am getting a little upset about leaving my 3 year old but I know she is in good hands with the hubby plus there is always SKYPE, especially during all the workouts I cannot participate in now because of my shin.
Yesterday I headed to an orthopedist and unfortunately I do not have an “official” diagnosis but just a probable diagnosis of a stress fracture. Stress fractures do not necessarily show up on regular xrays which means I will be having a bone scan on Monday for an official confirmation. When I questioned at the doctor about running the NYC Marathon he just looked at me and told me that I probably already knew the answer but to lay off any exercise until next week after the bone scan because he has been wrong every once in awhile. I then questioned him if I could use the spin bike or elliptical in the meantime but he said since my leg is hurting just from walking that I should lay off all exercise until next week 🙁
I am not happy but I will listen to the doctor’s orders, for now. I am trying to stay positive but the pessimist in me keeps rearing its ugly head. I will just concentrate on upper body, abs and stretching until I go back to the orthopedist next week.
How have you dealt with injury in the midst of training for a big event?