I look happier than I feel. Man, I never would have thought 35 comments from people I have never met personally could make me feel so supported!! Thanks so much for sharing your personal stories of comebacks and recoveries. You have made me see that this is temporary and I will be back at it someday - and maybe even stronger and smarter this time around!
To state the obvious, there is a lot of downtime with a stress fracture. I read my Health magazine cover to cover yesterday. Since I am not running and therefore do not have any good crap-yourself or fart-on-your-running-partner stories of my own, I decided to post this hilarious anecdote from the magazine. Plus, Jamoosh has reminded me I am on probation for not posting enough about poop/farts/boobs lately. Between the crutches and my daughter vomiting yesterday, this brought a much needed dose of humor to me and my fracture (from Sasha in Wisconsin):
"I'm lactose intolerant, but I just can't kick my cheese and chocolate milk cravings. The unfortunate result of my dairy bingeing is usually gas, but I consider myself something of a flatulence ninja because I'm a pro at concealing it. That wasn't the case though when I recently went in for a bikini wax after a night of lactose gluttony. I wanted the full monty, so when the aesthetician was done with my front, she made me flip over on all fours. As she smeared wax in the most nether regions of my behind, I just couldn't hold it any longer and accidentally let one rip in the poor woman's face. If that wasn't enough, I fell down laughing, which made my butt cheeks stick together form the wax, so the aesthtetician had to separate them and re-apply."
I think I love Sasha and the fact she calls herself a "flatulence ninja." I have not yet had the opportunity to fart in someone's face. I have, however, blown up more toilets than I care to think about, squeezed out turds on the delivery table and have come close to farting right on an Olympian. These stories to come on future blogs.
That's all I got for today. Good luck to all of you racing this weekend. I am going to live vicariously through each and every one of you!!