Well, I’ve been an indoor biking maniac these past 2 weeks and today I was back in the saddle with Coach Troy from Spinervals today doing the Ironman course in Kona for a few hours. Unfortunately, my injury has me sidelined from running right now. It’s a peroneal tendon strain which takes a while to recover. I’m trying not to let it get me down and have accepted the fact that Eagleman might turn into an Aqua-bike, which I am okay with. I’m always amazed when I hear people running a marathon on a broken foot (yes, I’ve finished a sprint tri on one once when I fell and didn’t realize it.). However, I’m in this for the long haul and don’t want to screw myself up by elongating the injury. Who knows—I might be better by June 9th, but if not, I’ll make sure to have fun regardless.
I’ll admit, not running makes me feel like a bit of a prisoner in my own body, yet I know I’ll heal and am very fortunate for that. How do you deal with being sidelined?