It's been a week since I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my tibia just below my right knee. Yes, it sucks that I'm injured and I can't run or jump or march for at least 30 days, but I have a lot to be thankful for despite being injured.
I'm thankful that it's just a minor injury! We caught it right at the beginning and it's so minor that it didn't show up on the x-ray, only the MRI. There is also no ligament or tendon damage!
I'm thankful for cross training! I can swim, bike, aqua jog, and use the elliptical to my heart's content. So far, I've only been on the elliptical, but I have plans for a 45-60 minute bike ride tomorrow and I'll definitely be getting in the pool next week.
I'm thankful for my (mostly) positive attitude! I plan on using this to my advantage and coming back even stronger than before.
<——– That's going to be me!!
(photo from The Active Mum blog)