Hola Salties! I contemplated posting another recovery log because I feared that I bored you, but I have made strides in my recovery from my stress fracture and I thought I should update you! Plus, I have learned that recovery is equally as important as training!
First and most importantly, I am officially out of the walking boot! Today, Monday, is my second full day out of the boot, and I feel great! If you happened to read my previous recovery logs, I had written about my very imminent 6-month trip to Spain. I leave for Spain in two days! I got out of the boot just in time for my international flight. I also start my “return to running” program THIS WEEK! So many huge changes have happened since my last recovery log. I moved out of my apartment, my hometown had a blizzard, my visa was delivered in the midst of the blizzard drama, and I am (should be) fully healed!
I am not going to write out my daily activities like I have in the past, but in the last week and a half I have moved several heavy boxes, shoveled what felt like tons of snow for two solid hours, and rearranged heavy furniture. I’m patiently waiting for my back to get ripped after all that lifting. ;) This is more activity than I’ve done in months, and I’m so pumped to be cleared for cross-training and “brisk walking” at the end of this week. It will take me a couple, if not three or four weeks to get back to full training. I had my heart set on doing the half marathon in my new host city, Malaga, but then I became injured. The race is at the end of April. I will see how I feel in March and I will make a decision. I don’t want to become injured again, so if my body is not ready I will not chance it. But I do plan on running at least a 5K in Europe! It would be perfect if Malaga had a 10K. I’ll keep you posted! ;)
I am ever so grateful to the encouraging ladies of Salty Running who have kept me sane during this 10 week hiatus from running! xoxo