As you probably know I fractured my elbow. I know if you follow me on twitter, instagram, blogging, ect. , that I talk about it daily. First, I can’t thank everyone enough for their well wishes about healing quickly. Believe me I want it to heal as fast as possible too. It is just a set back in my training because I worked so hard to stay injury free all summer then to be knocked down by a cyclist. Freak accidents and I go hand in hand.
Incase you wondered I have a nondisplaced fractured radial head. Essentially this is the most minor of breaks and like a stress fracture didn’t show up on the x ray. I have another appointment tomorrow and hopefully it shows up on the x-ray then (which means it is healing).
How am I feeling about my elbow?
It hurts but I’m not in immense pain. It feels like someone is pinching the side of my arm or that I hit my funny bone and that pain is not going away. From what I have gathered as long as I don’t slip and fall it will heal rather quickly. If I do fall I could shatter the bone, displace the bone then create all sorts of problems needing surgery.
While the ER doctor last week said I could run if I was careful…I haven’t run anything substantial. (I ran a mile and my arm felt the same). I also want to see what my orthopedist says tomorrow before running anything too long. I am happy that I’m able to cross train and keep my elbow in place with absolutely no pain. If I couldn’t cross train for a month or two, I may go a little nuts but I would rather heal then do something dumb.
To summarize, physically I am not taking any pain medications and my elbow feels like someone is continuously pinching me.
I was already feeling very down with regards to marathon training. I felt like I was not ready and still had 10 weeks to go. This weekend was supposed to be a 20 mile long run for me and I knew that would allow me to feel better and more confident. Since I highly doubt that will be the case, I’m still feeling down on myself.
Do I know if I’ll run the marathon? No, it’s way too early to tell. Do I think I will? Yes.
I’m trying to stay extremely positive because there is nothing that negativity will do. If I sit here and cry…I’ll still be here crying with a broken arm. If I try and stay positive and motivated then I’ll be positive and motivated…with a broken arm.
Questions for you:
Have you ever broken a bone?
Have you ever been to a chiropractor?