What did people do before the internet?? How did they find the answers to their burning questions??
I have spent 60+ hours (that’s 2 1/2 days for the mathematically challenged) scouring the internet for information. My searches have included:
- sudden onset lower leg pain while running
- how to diagnose running injury?
- broken bones from running
- running leg injuries
- stress fracture
- tibial stress fracture
- can I cross train if I have a stress fracture or broken bones?
- running blogs with running injuries
- what will I do if I can’t run for 8+ weeks?
Blah blah blah. (That wasn’t a search, but you get the point). I’ve read endless articles, journals, websites, blogs. Reading all of this information has been both a blessing and a curse. It’s made me imagine the worst. It’s given me hope that maybe it’s not as bad as I think it is. It’s given me something to do, to pass the time and keep my mind off of running and getting sluggish and fat and losing my fitness. Luckily, I’m smart enough not to self-diagnose. I have an appointment with a highly recommended sports injury doc at a reputable local clinic on Wednesday. Stay tuned.
And, for the record, I miss running so much that it literally brings tears to my eyes to know that I can’t do it. And my gut (and the pain I’ve been experiencing since Saturday’s run) is telling me it’s going to be for quite awhile. And that makes me so so mad and sad.