Apparently it’s Global Running Day. And I am HAPPY to report that I ran. 5 miles. Broken up in 2 x 2.5 mile segments, with a .25 walk in between. Not the heavy training runs that I wanted to be doing at this point. But shortly after my last post I felt ANOTHER left tibial stress fracture developing (though I’m thinking that it was mild – just a stress reaction – since I now know what they feel like) – so I took some time off running. (3 solid weeks, then I’ve been easing back in to running, VERY slowly).
When I had my first left tibial stress fracture in July 2013, I was devastated. Mentally, I was a wreck. Since that time, I’ve had another stress fracture and now 2 stress reactions (my latest is self diagnosed – I’m on a budget and have shitty health insurance and can’t afford an MRI). Now, I’m just disappointed when I’m not running – mildly irritated. But I’ve learned to focus on the positives and I have other activities that fill my need for endurance/endorphins – I’ve been biking TONS on the trainer and the fat bike. I have been doing a crazy amount of core. I’ve been lifting weights. AND – I’ve worked my way up to 100 push ups a day! I guess my point is that I know there is more to life than running and that running will be there when I heal.
So, on Global Running Day, I was SO SO happy to run 2 x 2.5 miles with a .25 walk in between. I loved every step of it.