One of the most requested posts is about my personal history with running injuries. Since starting running in college, I’ve blogged through my entire running career. In fact, the whole reason I started my blog in 2010 was that I started running. It’s fun to look back and see how life has drastically changed since age 20.
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.
Many people have asked: “how do you return to running after injury.”
The Short Answer: Slow and steady.
But you didn’t come here for the short answer.
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.
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.