Today I followed up with my doctor for the stress fractures. Still in my CAM boot (it’s been about 7 weeks now) and still having pain. After I reminded him that my first half marathon was in TEN days, he thought the pain might be from the bursitis and not the fractures, as they should be healing. SHOULD BE?!? I have been so good in wearing that boot (even to bed!) and not doing any running or even walking without the boot. We don’t have the results from the x-rays but hopefully they will show some healing. In the meantime, he gave me a cortisone shot right between the toes (OUCH). If the x-ray looks good, he said I could try light running in a few days (should be much less pain), and I will be able to run/walk in the marathon. I’ll take it!
In other news, both my girls have flown the coop – Ashley has moved to Seoul, South Korea to start her teaching job, and Morgan has moved to her apartment in New York City for her sophomore year at college. Running is empty nest therapy!