It’s either really good news, or really bad news, depending on how you look at it. I’m going to go with the glass half-full approach this time around, and most of that has to do with all of you guys. You all inspire me everyday.
Back story: I’ve been having sharp pain in the inside, lower half of my shin for about a month now. It’s more of a nagging pain when I run, but when I’m done with said runs I can barely walk. The double unders from 14.1 killed me. I limped for the rest of the day.
Like I said, it had been about a month of this nonsense. A month of me hoping that icing and stretching would make it go away. I knew in the back of my mind that something was wrong (I’ve had shin splints before and this did NOT feel like shin splints) but the Taurus in me did not want to make a doctor’s appointment.
Long story short, I have a stress reaction. 2 weeks of no running and no high impact.
No training runs, no box jumps, burpees, double unders or any of the sort. This probably means no CrossFit Open. I was warned that if I didn’t rest it properly, it would turn into a stress fracture.
At least it isn’t a stress fracture, I keep telling myself.
At least I can still swim & row. At least I can still do pull ups, sit ups and work on my ring dips. At least I don’t have to stop moving.
A part of me still wants to do the Open. Is this absolutely stupid? What if it isn’t high impact? Are wall balls high impact? FML.
A part of me is worried that I won’t be able to keep up with the other CHAARG girls if I have to take a break from training.
A part of me is extremely disappointed that this happened at this moment in time. Right smack dab in the middle of err’thing.
I have to remember though that this could be worse. I could be in a boot. I could have been told that there was no way I would be able to run the Nike Women’s Half. Two weeks off isn’t going to kill me.
The ice packs that come with Chobani cases are the bomb diggity.
…plus this forces me to work on ring dips, which I said I was going to do and… haven’t at all in the past month.OOPS. Obviously Some supreme being is telling me that my ring dips suck and this is how they are getting me to do them. I hear ya loud & clear!!
That being said, since I’m forced to take a break from the majority of my activity. I decided I’m going to really hanker down on my nutrition. I also am going to start writing down things that I am thankful for in my new journal from The Universe Knows.
I am going to rewrite my script. This injury doesn’t define who I am as an athlete. I will not let past experiences define my future.
Sorry for such a dramatic post for a Friday! I love you all!
On another note — Is anyone in for a nutrition challenge this Spring? I’m talking weekly check-in’s, prizes, all that fun sterrrrrf? Let me know!