So I've been declared "healed" by my doctor. Two stress fractures in just over a year means I have to ease back into running slowly though. And by slowly, the doc said I have to "run" on the elliptical before I can actually run on a hard surface. But only for about a week.
So if my elliptical runs feel good, I'll head out for my first real run in 70 days on Saturday.
Instead of a run/walk interval program like I did last time, my doctor prescribed something different. Instead of one minute running followed by a longer stretch of walking and then repeating that sequence, I get to start with 10 straight minutes of running. That means I should get to run at least one solid mile! I am ridiculously excited about it.
In the meantime, I have been ellipticizing, cycling and keeping up my strength training. I really like how strong I feel and the muscle tone I've gained over the past few months and don't want to lose it. I am also hoping it will help prevent future injuries!
Speaking of injuries, my newest article to be featured on Skinny Mom is about how I have coped with this latest one.