|This is not my actual scan...but put that in both legs and it might as well be.|
At my GP's office, he said...."no activity for at least 4-6 weeks, and then you can do 1 minute....if it hurts...then stay off it again." I was like "1 MINUTE!". "NO ACTIVITY" And really no definitive date of return. I was crushed. I'm not going to lie...I cried and I felt sorry for myself for about a week. Granted, I hadn't been running consistently because of the stupid injury (yes...it's still stupid to me), but at least I had been doing some activity with workouts...and now that was being taken away. The one good thing that my GP said was that I would not be confined to a 'boot', which makes driving and walking much easier.
I am currently in week #4 of no activity. I got on the stationary bike for the first time this week. It went okay...so I think I'll add that 3 times per week. Dumbbells and the TRX have been my friends but it's just not the same. My running friends will completely get it when I say I just can't get the same feeling from working out/biking as I do when I crawl up the stairs from a tempo run! I know....well I hope....I can come back stronger. I hope that all these weeks of recovery really do heal the stress fracture...but there are no guarantees.
So while the rest of my friends are scrolling through the race events and planning which ones they are going to do, I'm sitting idly waiting...waiting...waiting until I can start to do the same. Please 2017....be good to me.