I wanted to share with you all an injury I picked up a few weeks ago, the background to the injury and your thoughts on this weekend's London Marathon and the possibility of me taking part.
I was lucky enough to get a Golden Bond place in December and was running specifically to support my Mum who had Breast Cancer. I am a beginner at running although physically quite fit and I spent January and February building up my miles.
Unfortunately, my lovely Mum passed away at end of February so I had to take 4 weeks out of training. On return I went a bit crazy with milage and was doing half Marathons when I previously had got up to only 8/9s.
On 20th March at lunch I went out for a 6 mile run and came back from that feeling fine. At the end of the day however I tried to get up from my desk and wham. I couldn't walk on my left knee.
That was 5 weeks ago. Lots of physio in between and an MRI scan. I am feeling great now to walk on it and was due to see my doc today to discuss the MRI and expected to get a cortisone injection. He told me I had a stress fracture at the top of my tibia. Classic classic overuse injury.
I'm devastated. He said I should definitely NOT run. My question to you guys is I am considering walking it. How easy/hard is this? And what is a sensible time to go for. Do many people do it? What is the experience being at the back of the field like? Walking is fine at the moment after lots of rest and recoup. The moment I feel any pain I will drop out but I really do want to complete this for my Mum and the many thousands of pounds I've raised for her. My heart is ruling my head.
I'm a complete newby to this forum lark so any feedback greatly appreciated.