I unfortunately been recently diagnosed with a stress fracture on my femur. There was no major accident nor incident. All I can relate it to is lack of recovery after a 50K I ran. After looking at my MRI scans, my Orthopedic surgeon started my appointment by asking me
" Just how serious is long distance running in your life?".
The most important part of these next 6 weeks is focusing on resting my leg. He cleared me to swim (with a foam piece between my knees to keep from kicking.)
In 4 weeks I have an appointment with a more Athletic focused Ortho, hoping he has better suggestions to rehab for a better running career. Regardless I'm still coaching 2-4 hours a day at the gym via a office rolling chair and crutches. It has helped me really focus on my verbal cues.
For my own fitness, I've been finding ways to work around my leg. To prove to myself, and my clients, life doesn't stop when you get injured. I've been working on assisted pull ups with a smith rig, swimming, and course jazzing up my "legs" with some wonder women, inspirational flare.
For my legs I've been focusing on mobility work and constant, but slow, contract/relax techniques.
I've had to pull out of 3 races and unfortunately Boston is questionable this year. Anytime someone brings it up I get a little teary eyed, however I can't let the unknown stress me out . All I can do is focus on my recovery and make sure I'm doing everything with my fitness and nutrition to bring me back up to speed.
When you hit a bump in a road, instead of falling, spread your wings and fly.
I'm passionate about running, fitness, nutrition and all things that make me and everyone else a better version of ourselves.