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Damn Guys, I am so freaking happy to be back on the run!!! I ran 40 minutes today at 7:45 pace. I pray and hope this continues. You guys know I worked out 2-3 hours a day for the past 38 days while healing my fractured leg. I feel I deserve a little kick in my stride.
I've broken my legs several times. 1 could have arguably been a stress reaction though. Anyway, I've never felt so good this soon. I'm hopeful!
There are not enough blogs or info in cyberspace on grade 4 fibula fractures. So I wanted to point out some good things to the poor souls who have landed on this blog with the same injury.
*Start to finish 5-6 weeks off running. 38 days for me.
* You can cross train your ass off on the bike and stair mill.
*It hurts like a mother for the first 3 weeks. Suck it up and lie to yourself that you're ok. You'll soon believe it.
*Massage the hell out of the surrounding tissue to avoid Frankenleg when you return to running. If you don't, add 10 days+ for extra healing and go sit in the corner. If you're in the Triangle see my Massage Therapist for best results.
*Scar tissue is real. Fight it. See my Massage Therapist for this too.
*Try to avoid ibuprofen. I can't believe I said that.
*Try not to favor or compensate for the injured leg. Walk like normal. If you start favoring you're going to create more problems.
*I'm gonna say it, just my opinion. Don't wear the boot. I've worn the boot for half of my injuries and I can tell you that the havoc you wreak on your body isn't worth it. I had to spend 2 weeks relearning how to walk about a tibia fracture that was booted. For a fib, my vote is no boot. That's just my opinion. Don't hammer me in the comments : )
*Find a way to feed your crazy. Work on abs, arms, core, balance, diet. Anything. But try to keep your run schedule. I run at 6am 6-7 days a week. I was at the gym at the same time. You need normalcy. Keep your intensity alive. Don't lay on f'ing couch and whine like a little bitch. Get out there and do something. It's just a fibula you silly rabbit!
*You will get depressed on your long run day. It's unavoidable, but fuels your fire. Accept its suckage.
*Feel kind of badass that you broke a bone that is virtually unbreakable. 1/10. I bet you're in good shape!
*Count the days down. Plan your next run. You will get there!
Ok, so that's all I have to say on that. I wish I would have stumbled on this blog a month ago. It's not the end of the world. We will all live to race again!
You guys rock!!!