I have fears too….

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.

3 thoughts on “I have fears too….

  1. Kate I will definitely keep you in my thoughts AND prayers for a quick and successful recovery. I totally understand the L5 injury as I live with a L5-S1 advanced degeneration and surgery is NOT an option! God speed on your recovery! Love ya’ kiddo! 😉

  2. From my experience with injuries and being a 365day athlete, the heart breaking truth is that you need to rest. You might feel up to competing in 4 weeks, hell I bet you feel like competing today, but if you want to be able to compete after the recommended 4-6 weeks of rest, you might have to bite the bullet and sit this years competition out. Hard truth to bare, but you have to do what is best for your body and best for your longevity. There will ALWAYS be competition waiting for you, it might just not be in the sectionals this year. For now, you’ll be competing with your own thoughts on the need to compete. And if you do compete, be safe, good luck, and kick ass!

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