Monday, April 14, 2008

Freaking Out

Remember when I said that I was treating my shin pain by resting, icing it, and trying not to freak out?

That third part is not going well right now.

I have not been running since last Sunday. I'm planning on starting back with an easy, slow 3 mile run tomorrow. The leg hadn't hurt me in days, until...

(cue foreboding music)

Yesterday, I spent about 10 minutes playing soccer in the backyard with Jack. The leg started hurting almost immediately.

Crap in a hat, you guys.

I am still going to go through with my plan to go running tomorrow and see how I feel, and "if" it still hurts, I'll call my doctor.

That "if" is in quotes, because my sense of dread tells me it will be. That same dread tells me that this is a catlicking stress fracture and that it's a good thing I haven't registered for the trisko yet.

I'm really down.


Marcy said...

Hang in there chcia! I'm hoping for the best! :-)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

((HUGS)) unless that is weird from someone who nearly accosted you in a race. :D Did you have good shoes on for the soccer bit? I'm really thinking stress fracture is worst case scenario, especially if it gets better for awhile during a run. But I'm no expert. I think your plan is a good one, and that is all you can do, Bets. Hang in there. It is what it is and you can deal with whatever it is.

Kent said...

Keep the faith -- I certainly am that Dr. Google is proven wrong again.

newsjunkie said...

Don't panic. Whatever it is, you'll get through it and be just fine.

Nibbles said...

I'm hoping it's just shin splints and sending happy vibes your way! Hang in there!

Nibbles said...

As I mentioned in my other comment, I still think it might be shin splints because one of my club buddies came down with them for the first time recently after years and years of running. I am keeping the faith that all this will work out!