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race this AM and have fun doing it (I ran a half in Portland, ME and did have fun) done
day off from swimming, am doing that one currently done
7/7 days healthy coping! done, actually have 9 days of healthy coping in a row!
do foam roll or hip/glute exercises every day I think I did this twice
swim little fishie tail off yes
bike at least once yes, but indoors... see below
So, as you know I've been babying a foot thing for a bit. I had a doctor's appt on Tuesday afternoon and x rays revealed a stress fracture in my right fifth metatarsal. I was shocked - I thought I'd been dealing with tendonitis. There are many, many things I'm now kicking myself for --- one of them being that the original appt was scheduled for last Friday (before the race) and they called and asked if they could reschedule it to fit in a kid who really really needed to be seen. So I said yes... and if I had kept the appointment, maybe I would now have a stress reaction instead of a fracture. There are some other things I'm not happy about with myself and how I got into this situation but I'm trying not to beat myself up about it and learn from it instead - like in the future, I will see a doctor earlier (I waited 3 weeks on this because I didn't want to bug my orthopedist with what I thought would go away with a week of rest), take time off after a long race (and maybe short ones), and advocate for myself more (surely there were other scheduling things that could have been done to keep my Friday appointment).
Anyway, I was emotionally exhausted last week. I see the orthopedist today, though since I'm in Maine it's not the distance-runner-orthopod in Oklahoma that I really really like. (I've been reminding myself that if I don't like the Maine person I can always try a telehealth thing with the other orthopod).
So, my week was
M - 13.38 mi race (a half marathon in Portland, ME aimed at the 50 stater types, if you're confused about a Monday race in May)
T - 2525 yd swim + 2.5 mi run
W - 2775 yd swim + 6 mi upright bike
T - 2825 yd swim + 1h45 stairmaster
F - 3225 yd swim + 90 min recumbent bike
S - 45 min recumbent bike + 5300 yd swim
S - 45 min recumbent bike + 5900 yd swim
on the upside of things, I am swimming really fast right now.
goal this week
continue to build up healthy coping skills days
let fracture heal
swim fishie tail off and take another second off my 200 (I was hitting 2:28s and 2:29s last week)
maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine
If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
disclaimer: PhD not MD
Hope everyone is doing well this week.
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