Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The good: My hip isn't broken.
The bad: My superior pubic ramus is.
The ugly: I can't run for 6 pain-free (which ironically might be emotionally painful) weeks.

Things I am thankful for:

The stress fracture is NOT surgical and will not get worse and become surgical. My doctor told me that when I left his office last week, he felt like it was a stress fracture of the femoral head. That can be surgical. Like, pins and a rod down my femur, surgical. Thank God for that not being the case.

I am allowed to walk, swim, bike, use the elliptical trainer, strength train, and do yoga. I can do anything but high impact activity... like run.

My bone density and everything is fine. This is a stress fracture caused by running, although Jake has already joked once that he caused the fracture. =)

I can walk. I can walk 13.1 miles. The course limit for my half marathon in St. Louis is 4 hours. That's over an 18 minute mile. I will take my camera and take pictures along the course. I will make friends with the people around me on the course. I will wear my finisher's medal proudly. 

I'll have another x-ray in 5 weeks and if all goes well I can run Vegas.

I will take care of myself. It's much more important to me that I be able to run for as long as I want for the rest of my life than the next 5 weeks.

5 comments:

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I'm so sorry Kristi. Take care of yourself. Sounds like you are being super smart. I had a friend that recently went through this same issue. It wasn't pretty. Heal, don't rush back in if it hurts... and know we'll all be here waiting to run with you when you return.

Pam said...

Oh, damn, girl!!!! I haven't been blogging or reading blogs until just the past couple of days. I didn't even know you were having trouble. This SUCKS!!!

kilax said...

I am sorry about the stress fracture in your pubic bone! But you have the right attitude - you can walk your half (I had to walk one once because of three stress fractures and finished in 3:15). And if the doc says 6 weeks, it will probably only take 6 weeks, then you can start back up again. Stay busy so you stay sane! :)

http://texasrunningmom.blogspot.com/ said...

Proud of you for taking care of yourself! That is so hard to do sometimes especially when you know it might mean no running.
If you need a girl's night out to take place of your missed runs, I bet we could string one together some time! :-)

Shanda said...

I'm so sad for you but I know you will heal and pick it back up easy!! Your attitude about it all is awesome!! Keep that up and you will be running until your 80!!!!!