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|
|Thursday:||45 minutes elliptical|
|Friday:||1 hour elliptical|
|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?