I have a lot of extra energy to burn off since I'm officially on a running hiatus for the next 3 weeks.
I finally met with the sports medicine doctor this week. Good news! She thinks it's just tendonitis. "Not a stress fracture" was music to my ears.
Based on the symptoms it sounds like it was headed towards compartment syndrome, but we caught it in time. Tendonitis is definitely the lesser evil of these condtions.
The x-rays showed no signs of current or previously healed fractures. If the pain doesn't go away in the next 3 weeks, we'll do an MRI for a closer look. I'll also be doing physical therapy sessions twice a week to loosen up these tight calves.
Even though I can't run, I do have some options.
Check out my fab new aqua jogging belt.
I braved an entire 15 minutes in the gym pool earlier this week. I felt like a goober the entire time, but I gave it a try y'all.
Problem with the gym pool is it's too shallow. The deepest area is only 4.5 feet, leaving me two options:
1) Push off the bottom of the pool- even at a fraction of my body weight, this still hurts
2) Crunch up in a ball and feel even more awkward trying to jog in place
So the plan is to hit the gym for spin classes on Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sunday. Monday and Wednesdays will be aqua jogging in the lake.
I've done one 45 minutes session so far. It's not nearly as hard as a regular run, but it does get my heartrate up and make my legs feel worked.
Some stylish shoes to complement the great belt
I've never done pilates before. Would that be easy on my feet/calves? If you have a some other good workout ideas please let me know. Hoping this is a quick 3 weeks. If you've had a sports injury how did you cope?
Now off to organize some cabinets...