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I visited the doctor a two weeks ago regarding my ankle pain. I had X-rays taken to rule out a fracture, and my primary care physician found nothing out of the ordinary after looking at them, so he said it was tendonitis and referred me to a sports medicine doctor.

A week later he left me a voice mail saying that the radiologist noticed a distal tibial stress fracture that he missed at first glance. Apparently I've had it for some time now. For now my marching orders are to rest - that is, no running. I can bike and swim though, so I'll probably be doing a lot of cycling to keep fit.

Right now the Alaska Marathon is up in the air. I will have to talk it over with my coaches and doctors to see if I can up my mileage before this summer. Otherwise I guess I'll be running a different marathon.

I'm pretty bummed about the whole thing. I was really enjoying running with the team, and my fundraising has been going so well - I'm nearly done with that part of my challenge. I have an appointment with a sports medicine doctor next Tuesday, and I'll have a chance to speak with my coaches this Saturday. I'll have another update after all that.


Sorry to hear about your ankle. *hugs*