Let's start with the positive, shall we? He says my hips and knees are very strong, woohoo! However, my foot is on the spectrum of a stress fracture. What does that mean exactly? Well, I have either a stress reaction or a stress fracture (this is more severe). We won't know more until after my MRI, which I can hopefully schedule this coming week.
In the mean time, no running for this girl still. He said I could do pool running, but I don't have access to a pool with a deep-end, so that nixes that.
It also means that I need to wear a "post-op wooden sole shoe." You may have seen me post a picture of this on Twitter on Friday. They're not pretty. I was hoping to find a store that sold them in my hometown area, however I'm going to be heading up to pick one up a little out of my way this morning before work since they're not open on weekends.
Watch out fashionistas, the wood shoe is back!
I guess we need to address the elephant in the room though...the NYC Marathon. And to be honest, as I write this, I'm still pretending like I haven't made a decision about it, even though I know what the right thing to do for me is since my doctor didn't want to give me a straight answer since he knows us crazy runner types. I'm just not ready to put my decision into words on a page. We can talk about that after the MRI, k?
Happy Monday from your wooden shoe wearing friend!