Well, I made it 6 weeks this time....

My bone scan today showed signs of a stress fracture in my left femur and in my right ankle.

You know things had gotten really bad when you're not upset by a diagnosis like this. On the contrary, I'm somewhat relieved. Running had become so painful and, as a result, it was a battle mentally each day deciding whether or not I should try again. At least now I can rest and take a break from all of that.

Bye bye running and Woodlands Half. Hopefully these will be quick healers!

Sunday, February 3rd
resting - hurting

Monday, February 4th
20' light strength work - AKA resting
*signs of stress fracture in left femur & right ankle in bone scan today

Tuesday, February 5th
20' steady fast bike (115+ rpm)
20' random strength work


  1. ugh, so sorry to hear about your latest fracture(s)! i must admit, it's a bit baffling to me (and i'm sure incredibly frustrating for you) to see how frequently you get injured, especially with your low mileage and diligence with the "little things." do you have any idea why these injuries keep happening? low bone density, a chronic vitamin deficiency, etc.? just curious as to if you or jacob have been able to pinpoint it. at any rate, best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    1. hey!
      i have known that i've had osteopenia for 6 years now, so i'm sure that is the biggest factor (my calcium and vitamin D levels are good!). my ferritin level was 12 last time they checked it but i don't think that affects bone strength. we know what the problem is, just not sure how to fix it. :) thanks for the well wishes!

  2. So sorry, Rachel. This totally sucks. Hang in there.

  3. Thank you!! I'm going to keep busy with housework and helping my husband coach his team, so I'm sure the time will go by fast! :)