Broken Rib Update…

It is eight days since my rib fracture. It is healing surprisingly well. I can bike and use the elliptical without pain. Swimming causes minor soreness only. I have been avoiding the run. I ran 10k shortly after the injury which caused a lot of discomfort and set my healing back a few days.

For the most part, I can easily forget about the injury. I had to do some moderately heavy lifting yesterday. I had to be careful, but I was able to do it.

It has been a slow training week. It was a scheduled recovery week, my work schedule has been more hectic then average, and the weather was not cooperating. All of this is fine, as a little downtime was needed for my injury.

But, I want to run again!

I have a Half Marathon scheduled for Sunday. I assumed that I would just have to take the DNS. But, I am reconsidering that given the speed of my healing. I did a half-mile treadmill test run today. Bumped it up to 7 mph…no pain. This is reassuring.

I will likely try an outdoor 5k tonight or tomorrow. If that goes well, I will lace up on Sunday. I certainly won’t push myself Sunday…it will be a rehab run, and I will walk if I must. But, I think I might be able to pull it off.

Now, if the predicted thunderstorms will hold off that morning…


Tried an 5K run after work tonight. 8:30/mile (26:26). Minimal soreness. Very pleased and will be lacing up on Sunday.


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One response to “Broken Rib Update…

  1. Ouch! Take it easy. I would be chomping at the bit too! 🙂


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