As you read this, I may be testing out my *hopefully* healed stress fracture with a brief 10-minute run this morning. I should be super excited to be back to running but honestly I am scared. It sucks not running for almost 6 weeks and there is no timeline set in stone for stress fracture recoveries so I don’t know how long is too long and how long is just enough time once I’m not in pain anymore before running.
It has been a solid week since I have “felt” the injury so I am hoping to be in the clear! After a successful 60 minute (fast) walk, I felt a little more confident. I am scared of going back to soon, cracking my bone again, and all of those other fun thoughts but here goes
everything nothing! I can’t wait to be back at it but the mental barriers are certainly tougher than the physical ones! A look at my week of workouts…
As you can see this past week I taught FIVE spin classes. I am certain I was close to death last night. Just kidding, but I was certainly exhausted. I taught back to back classes yesterday but thankfully the first class I was able to teach off the bike as it was a spin and stairs class and I had to monitor pariticpants all over the facility in different parts of the circuit. I felt slightly guilty not sweating alongside everyone but I knew I had an hour of sweaty spin to go in the next class!
HUGE shout-out to Natalie, a blog reader that came out to my spin class yesterday! She rocked it!!!
On Saturday I was at a party with a candy bar and margaritas, and last night I went to a BBQ with cheesecake and chips for dessert. Three days into May and my attempt to reduce my sugar intake is still going strong but I think everyone was trying to see if I would break this weekend. NOT A CHANCE. 😉
I have four spin classes to teach this week, as well I hope to be working up to a 20-minute run on the weekend. As the weather is warming up I am more and more stoked to be able to at least walk without pain. Injuries are so humbling! Time to get this Alberta girl a tan!
What was the BEST part of your weekend?
If you have one vice what would it be?
Are you racing this month?!