And my biggest fear right now is competing in the upcoming sectionals. why? Because I just found out yesterday that I have a stress fracture in my L5 and will need 4-6 weeks to recover, minimum. I also found out that no one is exempt from participating in the sectionals, and they’re only 6 weeks away.
EEEEEEKKKKK!!!! I’m on 4-6 weeks rest and there’s only 6 weeks until sectionals. I’m very fearful. why? Not that I’m not strong enough to compete, but that my body wont be ready. It’s not like a sprained ankle or twisted knee, its my back. Something that you only get one of, and if I don’t properly allow it to heal, could affect me the rest of my life.
The last thing I need to do is break my vertebra, and now I’m really up the creek without a paddle. So what’s my fear? That the timing of my injury will keep me out of Sectionals and therefore crushing any hope of a run at the 2011 Crossfit Games.
My battle now is focusing on getting healthy. Listening to everything the doctors and therapists tell me to the ‘T” and recovering as fast as I can. the clock is ticking and this year’s season is on the line. Big picture….my long term health is more important than any competition season, but boy oh boy would it be gut wrenching to have to sit on the sidelines. Only time will tell, and I’ll be sure to share the journey with you.