This week completes six weeks of not running and six weeks out. Twelve weeks ago, on March 1, I got my calcaneus stress fracture. In the coming weeks, life completely changed but not because of my broken foot. Sometimes it felt trivial to talk about a broken foot when the world was a mess. Honestly, it’s gone by fast. I haven’t seen some friends since I had a broken foot and it feels as though March, April, and most of May have gone by quickly.
Another week has gone. In two weeks, I’ll have run for as long as I rested. As time keeps ticking on and my miles increase, my foot feels fine.
April Training Log:
Like many people, April brought around the sad realization that running races probably weren’t happening anytime soon. It also brought back running (for me). I wasn’t sure if I would be able to start running again in April or May. I’m happy that this particular injury was sooner rather than later. Speaking of races, this is by far my favorite edition of the newsletter so if you’re interested in reading about how races and race directors are being affected by the pandemic, I highly suggest it!
How has it been eight weeks? As I probably continue to say…time is going both slow and fast. I’m slowly adding mileage. Once I’m “in the clear” of an injury (which will probably be about 6 more weeks), I’ll stop blogging about training. I’ve moved to Strava because it’s just easier.
As I continue the “injury comeback”, so far so good. I’ve mentioned, this is the first stress fracture I’ve come back from that hasn’t had residual pain when beginning to run again. Usually when I come back from a stress fracture nothing feels great. I have small aches and pains from soft tissue.