I’m realizing that it’s quite difficult to maintain a (mostly) running blog when you’re not running.
It’s tiring to write over and over again about how I still can’t run.
When I get together with friends who I haven’t seen in a while, their reactions are always the same: Wait, you are still injured? But, it’s been so long!
I had back-to-back activities during a recent weekend so I had planned to go straight to the gym after helping with a friend’s bridal shower hosted at my parents’ house. When my mom saw me in my running clothes, her reaction was: Oh, good! You’re going to go enjoy the sun and go for a run!
For some reason she forgot that I’m still injured. Probably because I try not to talk about it anymore.
I’m tired of talking about how I am injured.
The other week I ran into a former Team In Training teammate who was training for the Alaska Half Marathon last year when I was training for the Alaska Full. She works at my organization but in a completely different department so our paths hardly ever cross. She was shocked to hear that my stress fracture is still healing — now eight months since I stopped running.
As I started telling her the story of how I got my first MRI and then the pain came back and then I got a second MRI (this time with contrast), I kept thinking, why am I sharing this story? I hate this story. I’m tired of telling this story.
It was memorial day weekend of last year when I first experienced pain in my left knee. Maybe at the one-year mark it will all be over?
I really hope my injury-story will end soon and that I’ll have a new story to share.
A comeback story.