Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stress Fracture: Week One

I have made it through the first week of recovery! I would be lying if I said it was easy. I think the hardest part of this first week has been admitting that I do in fact have a stress fracture.

This is from the morning, swelling is kinda noticeable. 

I have the most amazing support system! I have people checking in on me everyday. Tweets, texts, emails and snap chats make me so greatful for all of the people I have in my corner. 

Sarah sent me this, perfect timing!

My husband has been incredible. Sometimes it's not very easy for me to get around the house and he has no problem helping me out. I was sitting on the kitchen floor the other day after work, having a moment, when he walked through the door with a bottle of wine. Exact words "you deserve this." He even gave me a pair of old sweatpants since they are big enough for me to take on and off without taking off the boot! I'm very lucky. 

So what have I been doing, you ask? 

Well, I have been finishing up some things for the December Run Challenge

I bought a book! Wrestling, of course. 

I already read the first one!

I finished my Christmas shopping! 

Tegan is one lucky kid!

I have been wearing some of my non-running clothes that have not seen the light of day in awhile. Some of them fit way better than I remember! 

I have been attempting to workout. My friend Toni sent me some great core workouts she does and I have tried to do them once a day. I have been rolling out my legs as well. I have noticed they are very tight, so I take time every night to care for them. 

Oh, and I have been eating. A LOT. I am a little concerned that I am going to put on some weight while booted. I really can't help the eating. I'm always hungry! This is usually supplemented with the running, but now that it's gone, I'm worried. 

Despite the fact that I am still in pain, I think I'm doing really well. I'm staying very optimistic that I will be able to run New Orleans, but I am upset I will not be able to race it. Here's hoping week two is a little easier than week one was. 

How was your week? Anything new? Come one people, entertain me! 


  1. Stress fracture... oh no, so sorry.

  2. Hey, all of the nutrients in that food will help you heal faster!! ;)

    Seriously though, I think we all have a heard time dealing with injuries, you're doing great!

  3. Your husband is so sweet - wine and sweatpants are key for quick healing!
    Keep up that positive attitude! It will go a long way in your recovery!!

  4. Glad you got through week 1 ok. I know it's tough. My advice is just to keep busy with something, anything to keep the mind off can'truncan'truncan'trun. Books are good so is finding random crap on Netflix/Hulu. You might put on a little weight, and that's ok too. Focus on getting in enough protein and just healing up! You're gonna come out of this stronger both physically and mentally.

  5. Good to hear you're getting through this injury. I wish I had something to tell you that would entertain you but I don't, sorry. When I was injured and wanted to keep my mind of things I read. I hate reading but I made myself read a few books. It kills the time and will make you tired

  6. Well, it sounds like you've been very productive, Steff! I'm afraid I might go a little overboard with the Christmas shopping, with all that time on my hands. :) It's hard to stop, isn't it? I'm glad to hear you are behaving yourself and not trying to do too much; you are going to heal up like a champ! Oh, well, actually I mean like an "elite," since you are one...

  7. What a sweet husband! I agree, you do deserve lots of wine! Also, way to go on the Christmas shopping. I am super impressed, since I have only purchased one gift but have managed to find lots of things I want!