I got an update on my foot injury today. The good news is that it’s not a stress fracture. But, there is some damage to the ligament between the tibia and fibula…the right distal (outer) tibiofibular syndesmosis (The point just above the ankle where these two bones meet is called the syndesmosis). (Thanks Google for the help figuring out what all these big words mean!)
I have an appointment with the physiotherapist tomorrow to figure out how to make it all better so I can run again, but for now, it’s still just stationary bike and water running. I’m also focusing on upper body strength training more, and working on my pull-ups (a long-standing goal for me).
I’ve also decided I will not be running the marathon this year, even if I can get back to running fairly soon. I had a goal in my head. I’ve been off training for almost three weeks. It will be hard to get back to where I need to be to meet my goal, and I don’t want to push myself and risk further injury. It was a hard decision to make, but I know it will be for the best in the long run.
So, continue to stay tuned. I will know more after physio tomorrow.