Injury Week 3: Hashtag So much Improvement

I have nothing bad to say about my recovery this week.  In fact I’m really recovering well and saw the most improvement out of all three weeks.  I was all over the place (and all over Jersey) this week as well.   Most importantly, I continued to stay stress free with regards to my injury.

I don’t even know where to begin but here it goes.  On Monday, I had a doctor’s appointment to see where I was at with recovery.  My hopes were that the little stress fracture would show up on the X-ray.  When a stress fracture shows up, it means it’s healing.  Luckily for me, it showed up and my doctor told me I was healing very appropriately.  I am healing right on the timeline he predicted. While it stinks to cut out my marathon, it isn’t the worst stress fracture (or injury) and I’m healing well. I don’t have a lot to complain about.  If everything continues to run (pun intended) smoothly, I am allowed to run 1 mile on September 22nd

I was more than excited for all of this news!  Since Monday, this entire week has flown by.  With the Oiselle meetup in NYC and catching up on sleep, I haven’t had time to think about my injury until now.  I have realized I haven’t been in much pain (if any pain).  I don’t even feel my foot hurting anymore.  I guess I don’t feel it hurting anymore because it doesn’t hurt.

I’m at that critical part of recovery where everything feels great and I want to just “test the waters” or “go run a mile and see how it goes” but I know that would be dumb.  I will continue to wait the appropriate amount of time.   This is the true test of mental toughness (I don’t plan to run at all).

Workouts for the week:

Monday: 20 minutes elliptical, 1 hour swimming
Tuesday: 30 minutes elliptical
Wednesday: OFF
Thursday: 45 minutes elliptical
Friday: 1 hour elliptical
Saturday: OFF
Sunday: 1 hour swimming

 

All in all I felt great for each workout.  Nothing brought me any pain. My biggest worry was the elliptical might irritate it, but it didn’t.  I didn’t do anything streneous or intense but it was nice to get a sweat in.

Recovery Week 4 Plans:

I want to start a consistant training schedule.  In order to prepare for running again, I want to get a consistent week of cross training in.  I don’t plan to do anything intense but do plan to do some workouts and machines that will better help my running.

Questions for you:

What was your favorite workout this week?

What is your favorite cross training?