This hurts to write.

April 12, 2011

Femoral Stress Fracture.

No Boston and no running for that matter.

It is what I do from this point forward that truly shows what kind of athlete and person I am.

This is what makes me, this is who I am.

Of course I feel like crap and I have stopped wearing mascara because every time I hear the word Boston (unless we are talking about a Boston creme pie) I start to cry uncontrollably but that is okay and that is normal.  Boston has been my number one dream/goal/obsession/thought/love affair for the last 6 months and now it is gone (for this year that is).

At least I know I can pull off a 1:30 half-marathon when I have a femoral stress fracture….don’t know if that is Bad A or I am just mentally not very smart and blocked the pain and ran through it.

I try to be my most positive self here on the blog because I know that a lot of you reading this are going through WAY HARDER things in your life and hungryrunnergirl is a bright spot in your day so if you are having a bummer day already maybe check back at about 4 for a post about Billy cuddling the iPad or me eating ice cream for the 24th day in a row.

I definitely feel like throwing in the towel and letting silly worries like…..who is going to read my blog anymore now that I can’t run Boston and that I am out of the game for a while or that I am going to loose my speed/motivation and dedication to running……..but I CAN’T.  All I can do is hope for the best, give Billy a big hug and remember that MANY STAR ATHLETES (if not all) have experienced MAJOR setbacks and they COME BACK stronger and smarter than ever.

It is the hard times in life that show us what we are made of.  I am showing myself and the world that this too shall pass and I will cry and let myself feel sad but it is only going to make me a stronger and more passionate runner than ever before.

I will be there next year Boston and Heartbreak Hill…..you will wish you never met me.

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During this recovery process I will be writing a series of posts dedicated to injury prevention and recovery along with the normal everyday randomness…..hope you still come back to read:)

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What would you do……

Still go to Boston and cheer everyone on or switch your plane tickets (remember we are poor) so you can do the New York marathon in November?

Liz April 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Jenae!! I am so sorry to hear this. I love that you are so positive about things though as I am not and need to learn a few things about staying positive and persevering through trials.. That's what the Lord wants us to do anyways right?! That helps me get through at least. Also, even if you did nothing all day but lay on the couch, I would still read your blog cause you are hilarious and an amazing person! Stay strong girl!!

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Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Hey Janae- I have been reading your blog for a few months now but haven't posted any comments. After reading your entry today I felt compelled to do so. I am so sorry to hear you are going to miss Boston this year, I know how hard you have worked for it but know that your hard work and determination will undoubtedly pay off. You WILL run Boston next year and be stronger from all that you have learned from this experience. You blog is fantastic…and so are you! Keep your head up!

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juanitagf April 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

What a heartbreak! I can't imagine how tough this is.

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Jessica B April 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I will definitely still be reading, can't wait to see how this rest and recovery time will help you in the long term!! You make me smile and want yogurt everyday :) I'll be thinking of you as you process everything!!

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Katie April 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

This is my first comment on your wonderful blog, but I had to write! You are inspirational to many people not because you run marathons but because you are passionate about so many things in your life. We will keep reading because of who you are, not because of your running one marathon. This time of recovery will just be another great chapter in your story!

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Mary Ann Schauerhamer April 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Gosh I'm so sorry!!! I just talked to a girl who runs for BYU who now works for 26.2 who just ran a 16:15 in the 5K, her 2nd 5K ever on the track. She told me she had a femoral stress fracture earlier too and has gone through many injuries but finally is healthy and is the fastest 5K runner at BYU right now! You are super tough and will come back stronger than ever. They say when you heal from a stress fracture your bone heals stronger than it was before so you are much less likely to ever get a fracture there again. When I got stress fractures, I didn't want to hear about any running-related stuff til I could run again. Too painful, but I came back with so much passion and a lot more careful and more in-tune with my body. Now you can know a bad pain from a pain you can push through. The normal process for an elite athlete, although emotionally painful. Lets qualify for the Olympic Trials for 2016!

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Nelly April 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I'm really sorry to hear about your stress fracture. And you shouldn't feel bad at all about showing your emotions on this post. While you do seem like you have a ton of energy and are generally postive 99% of the time, showing true emotion is what life is all about. Your blogger friends will be here to support you.

I'm not sure if you follow Morgan at Caution Redhead Runner, but I think she has the exact same injury that you do, it might be somewhat therapeutic to follow her.
http://cautionredheadrunning.blogspot.com/

You will be back soon enough, and you will tearing it up on whatever races you decide to enter. I would vote towards switching your plane tickets to New York City for the marathon. I've heard that race is also amazing, and you will definitely be healed by then and in top form. You will also be excited to take that trip too. Taking a trip that you are not excited to go on is no fun. Keep your head up and you will be back at it soon!

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Holly April 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

janae, i just read through nearly all of those comments and it made me feel so happy for YOU since you have all these amazing people (and more!) behind you!

keep your head up. you're the bomb dot com (i used that on my boyfriend the other day and he thought i was crazy. i thought i was cool)!!!!!!!!!!

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Connie the cookie monster April 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

hey you :) ill always read your blog, have been and will continue that. stay strong, this is just a bump in the road, you can and WILL kick some boston butt next year !!

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Jenn April 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Oh Janae! No words-ok that's a lie, a lot of words…

I'm guessing your stress fracture is in the shaft of your femur since it appeared to be a quad injury. My sfx was in the neck of my femur….My heart hurts for you. I know you're tough, I know you're determined but it just hurts…..

Surely Hungry Runner Girl is a bright spot in everyone's day!! I think what most people love most about you is the fact that you don't try to be somebody that you're not. You're an elite class athlete but you eat ice cream and wear mismatched socks and sometimes don't wash your hair!!! We relate (to the junk food/no shower part-ha), we love you for you. We also relate to the fact that something you just poured your heart and soul into fell through and you are rightfully devastated….Let people encourage you. Keep blogging about your goofy fro yo escapades AND your rehab! Some days are going to suck but we still want to hear about them and help you through them!! No one doubts that you'll bounce back stronger than ever and we're all excited to watch it happen!

You will totally conquer this!! I have zero pain now, I'm running faster and stronger than I was one year ago before this injury. Shannon Rowbury (sp), also a femoral stress fracture. Stronger afterwards. So many success stories. You will be added to that list, I'm sure of it! Lots of prayers for you, girl.

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Mara... April 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

BIG huge hugs to you!!!!!!!! I am so sorry about your injury. I know exactly how you feel. I tore a ligament and tendon in my ankle in January and i'm still not back to doing anything. Granted, I wasn't running Boston but I know how hard it is to let it go. Be sad, get angry, feel all those feelings because if you don't then it's that much harder to move on. You will come back stronger and smarter and you will kick Heartbreak Hills booty!!!

You have been an inspiration to me while I have been dealing with my injury. Keep your head up high and take care of yourself. I will definitely still keep reading!!!

And IMO…I would change the tickets and use them for a race you can actually run. It will give you hope and inspiration for the future. More big hugs and lots of swedish fish to you! Hang in there!!!

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Hannah April 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Switch your tickets for NY. I'm so sad for you :( You will get better though, and stronger than EVER!

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Page April 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Oh no, Janae! I am so, so, sorry! Rest up, take your time healing and you will be on your way to the Olympics in no time!

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Sue April 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

please keep blogging! you are an amazing girl and we love you. you will get through this and come out stronger! xoxoxo

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Jenny April 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I am so bummed to hear this, I'll be thinking good thoughts and hope for a quick recovery. I had a femoral stress fracture when I was 18 (I'm now 27) and got 3 pins in my hip. I'm happy to say I've successfully run 5 marathons, including Boston, since then I have no doubt you'll be back better than ever. Make sure you do take time off completely from any weight-bearing activities (spinning,elliptical) so your healing process will be successful. As for going to Boston, I was injured last year for it and still went and it was INCREDIBLE! Of course, I wish I had been running but to watch Boston gave me goosebumps and motivation. I wouldn't think ahead to NYC until you're completely healed, you don't want to come back too fast too soon and get re-injured. Just my opinion though :)

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[Red Sox] Wife April 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm

OH MY POOR LOVIE!!!! my heart jut broke a little bit for you. OF COURSE you should hold off and try to run NYC… BOston has been around for hundreds of years and will still be around next year, dont you worry :) I cant wait to hear about your injury advice and know i am still pulling for you 200% :) you are the BOMDOTCOM!!!!! and dont you forget it!

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jenny winstead April 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

you WILL get through this. you will be stronger than ever. you already make a difference in SO many lives and your readers (me) love you that much more! you need many hugs today and lots of kleenex. i am SO sorry…i know you are heartbroken.

it would be really hard for me to watch a race that i was SUPPOSED to run. i would focus my energy on NYC!

do the dr's know HOW you broke it? do you know how? :(

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Mel's Mom April 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

All I have to add is my sympathy. I just want you to know you've got lots of people behind you and we're reading whether you're running or not. Injuries happen to the best of us. I'm glad you're looking forward to writing posts regarding the issue…maybe people can learn from you.

I just came off a broken foot so I know all to well the emotions that go with this time. Hang in there. You will make it through and be sooo much stronger!

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Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I have been a faithful reader for months but never commented before. First let me tell u it SUCKS!!i had a femoral stree fx 2 years ago, it is a pain in the ass but u will come back and appreciate it even more when u do! Have ur pity party get it out of ur system then focus on healing! I will definitely always read your blog! and i would switch plane tickets to NYC… it will be here before u know it…PROMISE! Take calcium and Vitamin D- get plenty of sunshine and rest!!

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Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I'd switch and go to NY, for me it would kill me to watch Boston and not be able to run.

I hope you went through this with your doctor, but do you have low bone density which caused this stress fracture? You should definitely get a bone density scan for your non-stress fracture bones to make sure your bone density is normal. If you have osteoporisis/osteopenia, you have to fix the cause of it or you'll keep having stress fractures. Anyway, you probably already went through this but I know from experience so I feel the need to share!

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Becky April 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

This post broke my heart, I can't even imagine. Keep your head up, your followers will continue reading b/c 1. you are awesome and 2. your blog is awesome and quite funny! Trade in your ticket and go on a vacation! You deserve it!

Keep your head up! I know it doesn't seem like it now, but things will get better :)

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XLMIC April 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

You ARE amazing, Janae. You WILL come back from this. You will CONTINUE to be amazing.

I will for sure keep watching you do what you do and reading what you write :) I know what it's like to be injured… 8 years of no running, remember? You are smarter than I am and younger… your comeback will be as swift and effective as your running :)

Much love to you!

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ewa_hk April 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Oh Janae. I am so truly sorry. I know how bad you wanted to go and kick Kara's ass. Next year hun you will be stronger, wiser, more prepared, faster, ready to blow her doors out! Haha! I will always read your blog, it's the first thing I do every single morning when I wake up. This habit will never change as long as you keep writing. There are so many things in your life i can relate to – you are my inspiration and please always remember that.
As for the ticket – I applied for NYC myself and hoping to get it – please leave that ticket for NYC, because I am dying to meet you in person! Remember, I am flying all the way from Hong Kong!
Hugs,
EWa

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kelly park April 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I'm not saying this to "one-up you" Every year around January – I go through a whole thing "this year I'm going to starting running again" — so I get a really good easy peasy training program , dust off my running shoes and start training. Around week 2 or 3 I realize that once again – no running for me. An ancient knee injury has made running impossible for me forever. No surgery, no therapy, no knee replacement will ever allow that leg to run. I am always secretly hoping for a miracle and so each January I try. Because, like you, I love to run. Go to Boston and be the best cheerleader ever!

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Katie April 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I'm so sorry Janae. But I know you will be back and better than ever!! Switch your tickets and come to Disney World with us :D

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Alexis April 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Switch plain tickets and set a new goal date for that sub 3 hour! Stay positive :)

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bloomingsignificance.com April 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

The same thing happened to me in college a month before a marathon. I had to wear a boot for 4 months– were talkin to my trip to mexico with all of my friends, sorority formals, job interviews… it was hot ;)

But I was soo disappointed, not only because i couldn't run but because it sort of halted my life. I was kind of a pouter face for about 2 weeks and then I realized that I am soo much better than that. So I put on my cutest dress wore a stiletto on one foot and the poor boot on the other and rocked it.

There will be more races but you have to live your life with those legs. It isn't the end of the world. GO conquer swimming. I am sure you will be a champ in no time :)

Sending you a picture for inspiration. You Rock Girl!!

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Becca April 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Girl, that is such a bummer! I've been "stalking" your blog for a while and as a fellow penny pincher (grad student) I vote switch your ticket to NYC. You will come back stronger and smarter than ever and what a great goal to look forward to!

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Kelsey April 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I'm sorry Janae…I love reading your blog no matter what! I live vicariously through your consumption of froyo and delicious Swedish fish and also look up to you as a runner. Your blog motivates and inspires me to be the best best best runner I can and I know you will get through this…it's just a piece of the story of your road to wherever your running career takes you, to Boston and beyond! I don't personally know you but I love ya girl!

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ashley & sundance April 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Janae. I am heartbroken for you!!! I will take you for froyo every day until your leg is healed! Love you girl and this will get better!!!!!

Love you!!!

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jham April 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

You will only come back stronger and with more knowledge on how to care for your body to keep from injuring yourself again! I would bag Boston and save your cash for a 'reward' marathon when you are back to yourself! Wherever that may be! Praying for quick healing and a day full of Fro-yo to drown your tears! Then tomorrow start the healing process both body and mind! You can do it!

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Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel April 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Oh man, in so sort to hear this. I know how hard you've prepared for this. At the same time, from following all with your journey over the past few months, I also know that you're someone who will come out stronger on the other end, and I have no doubt that when you're ready, you'll dive back in head first. On the question of tickets, I'd probably cheer on the Bostonians from afar and get ready for NYC.

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Jennifer April 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm

You are one of the most inspirational people I have ever "met" Running does not define you, you are so much more then that even though I know it is such a part of your life. Keep your head up girlie! Stay strong! Have faith! We love you just the way you are!

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Lindsay and James Cotter April 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

can you just see how much love you have here?! WOW!! We love you for you, not for your running. Although you are an inspiring runner! I praying for you. My husband had to drop out of wolrd champs last year due to a knee injury. He couldn't run for months. Today, he is more determined and all healed. But more importantly, his mental health is AMAZING! All athletes go through this for a reason. This will only make you STRONGER! you know this, you live it. I just want you to know it okay to frustrated, upset, and vent. Please do so! We are here to listen. If you want to come to Austin, I'll spoil you! Much love. Big hugs!!

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Julie April 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Janae, I know that this injury is practically killing you on the inside, but don't give up! I myself am a collegiate runner and went through a long, tough injury setback the August of my freshman year in 2009. Although I was torn up emotionally about it and even considered quitting the team because I was unsure if I could get back into competition shape, I stuck with it and even ran a PR in my last race. Just hang in there! Have a dream. Make a plan. Go for it.

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Tiny Hiney April 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Aww I'm so sorry to hear that! :(

I have a friend going through the same sadness of not being able to run Boston because of a last minute injury and it breaks my heart that you both, phenomenal athletes, won't be able to. But like I said to her, Boston will be there for years to come and like you wrote, other amazing world class athletes have come back from injury stronger and better than ever!

And I am sure you will too! You're still young and once you are healed you will be stronger than ever and you will conquer many more races in the future!

Take care of yourself and I'm sure all your readers will be rooting for you and praying for your quick recovery. You are amazing and a great inspiration!

*hugs*

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Hannah April 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Oh doll, seriously my heart aches for you! I am so sorry that you won't be able to run Boston! I know that it was a huge dreams for you! But you are right, "What does't kill us, makes us stronger!" Remember that as you move on to the next chapter of your running career. Really take the time to learn from your body, and take the opportunity to teach us, and yourself about how to train properly, and stay injury free! It is so important in a high stress/high impact sport like running.

We are all here to support you, and we really care about your well being, so please listen to your doctors and take iteasy!

As far as what to do about your ticket, I kind of like the idea of you switching it so you can use it for the NY Marathon! I know how important it is for you to have a goal in mind, and something to work towards. But in having that goal I don't want you to rush your recovery to get back training too soon.

This is getting long, but bottom line: Take your time. Learn from this. Set new goals. Be an example. Stay Strong. xoxo

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Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

So sorry you can't run the race this year, but you will blow it out of the water next year!! I think you should run NYC. You will rock it!

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Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

So… it sounds like a certain stress fracture has a bad case of Janae!
Make it cry for its mother. -K-

I'm so sorry for what you're going through. I can somewhat relate to what you must be feeling today. I have never had a stress fracture, but I have been told that I have to stop running in the near future, in order to continue with some fertility treatments. I now feel lucky that I at least get to run my last race and have a chance to PR before I stop for awhile.

I understand that it's hard to let go of something that we feel totally defines us, and is something we are so passionate about. Even if it is only temporary.

I am local and share the same faith as you. I have just recently learned to rely on my Heavenly Father more than ever before. He does care about our races and PR's. It's true.

Hang in there! My heart aches and goes out to you.

I love your blog and will never stop reading it!
Thanks for all you do to inspire me as well as countless others!

Remember- You can never have a major comeback without a minor setback.

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Christine April 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

awwww Janae! love you girl, praying for you. sending you an email later tonight – it's been a long time coming. AND OMG DUH OF COURSE I WILL KEEP READING. you are hilarious and beautiful and keep me entertained twice a day – and that has nothing to do w/ running!

boston will wish it never happened when you tear it up in 2012.

xoxoxoxoxox

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~Jessica~ April 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I'm so sorry. It was heartbreaking for me to miss a teeny, insignificant local marathon last year so I can't imagine how you must be feeling about Boston in terms of the sheer weight of disappointment.

But please rest assured that there are hundreds of people that read your blog for reasons other than running: you're human, fallible like the rest of us and you aren't afraid to show it. Who wants a perfect, sub-3 hour marathon runner with no personality or soul? We'd rather have an injured, humorous, witty, clever sassy girl than some faceless marathon-running machine.

*huge hugs*

xxx

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Becca April 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I've never commented on a blog before but I read yours all the time and felt like I should say something today. You're such an inspiring woman and I'm so so sorry for your injury!! I completely understand how down in the dumps you're feeling right now but I hope you keep smiling girl! You will come back stronger and kick butt in so many races to come.

I'm positive you will keep your readers. You're blog is my favorite and I'd read it even if you hadn't talked about running before. Eat lots of swedish fish and save your ticket for nyc! I'll hopefully be runnning nyc too!

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Michael Smith April 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

You'll be back and better than ever before you know it. In the meantime I'll keep reading.

I'd switch the tix and set my sights on NYC. Then I would have a goal to focus on through the recovery process. That's what I would do.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I have never posted here before but I feel compelled. It is totes acceptable to go through all the feelings of loss because you are in essence losing something if not temporarily. I recently twisted my ankle walking across the street and now I have a fracture on my 5th metatarsal. I can't exercise for 8 weeks. I wasn't a marathon runner or anything I just enjoyed exercise and I'm still mad that I can't do anything for 8 weeks so I can't imagine what you must be feeling right now. I'm glad you are going to work through things on your blog though and it's cool you will be doing posts on injury prevention because I hear stress fractures aren't that uncommon amongst athletes. Looking forward to reading through your journey. Best of luck!!

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AnnaGrace April 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Praying for you! I have every confidence that you'll make a quick recovery and that through this, you will return to running with a renewed zeal and zest for life!!! You are the epitome of awesomesauce and I adore your blog! Keep pressing on – you'll be fantabulous!

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Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

You are going to have a hell of a story to tell when you win Boston after overcoming all the obstacles…may be a book in the making!

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Mrs. JM April 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

346 people have had something to say before i could comment. i'm going to assume that anything i would have said has been covered so i'll only say this:

YOU and YOUR BLOG are about SO much more than Boston.

hang in chickadee!

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Trying To Heal April 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm

hugs chicka. hugs hugs hugs.

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Tracey April 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

You will get through this and you'll be better than ever. Listen to your Dr. and give yourself time to heal. I'll keep reading for the inspiration and the laughs.

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Allyssa April 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Aw, big hugs for you! So sorry you have to rest through Boston. Honestly, I would switch the plane tickets to run NY in november. If it's an option, I would do it. I mean, cheering others on in Boston would be really hard on me if I were in your position. I would rather be setting my goals on recovery and a come-back in 7 months!

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Evan Thomas April 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Sorry to hear about that :-( You'll come back from injury though stronger. I did and my body thanked me for the time off.

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Rene April 12, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Bummer deal about Boston. I am inspired (as usual) by your attitude. You'll be in Boston next year with more expeience and perspective under your belt.
I'd for sure switch the tickets. A trip to New York plus a marathon sounds like a no brainer to me. Plus, think of all the amazing food you'll get to eat.

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Meg April 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

New York Marathon. I think going to Boston would be too hard on you. I'm crying for you, just so you know. You're so amazing and you will overcome this and come out stronger on the other side. And you are going to kick so much trash in Boston in 2012. You're incredible. GIANT HUG!

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Jogging with Fiction April 12, 2011 at 4:55 pm

That is a super big bummer! I'm so sorry. Hungryrunnergirl really IS a bright spot in my day, so don't hang up the towel now! You're awesome and you'll come back better than ever. As for the plane tix, I'd probably trade them in to get to NYC.

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Kristy April 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Please come and run NYC in November!!! I'll be running it too! It's an amazing experience that you won't regret! An incredible weekend.

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middleagedrunner April 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm

OMG. My heart is seriously breaking for you… You have worked so hard!
BUT. You are an amazing person and you will overcome this, and be better than EVER.
We're all here for you, and after you have (another…) good cry and a pint of fro yo you are going to dust yourself off and continue to kick ass.
BE STRONG! We all know you are…

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kelly park April 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm

OUCH! I am so sorry your Boston plans have gotten sidetracked this year! I love to run and miss it sooooo much. Every January I state to the world " this year I'm running again" I get an easy peasy running training program and for two weeks I'm in heaven and then my knee gives out again and I'm back to the walking, hiking, etc. My knee thinks it's 105 years old while I'm still 40 – it's worn out and no surgery, therapy, or replacement will get it moving in a running direction. But every year I hope for a miracle and I try.

Go to Boston and be the bestest cheerleader they have every had!

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Geneviève April 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I'm so so sorry for you Janae…. Stay strong so you can heal up nice and quickly. You are an amazing person all around and you will get through this setback as an even better person and runner. <3

I wouldn't don't go to Boston, because the whole I would be thinking to myself "That should be me out there" and it would just make it harder. But that's just me. You do whatever you need to do.

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GoBigGreen April 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Hey i have kept an eye on you and not commented, but now i will. I am a Physical Therapist and i sorta suspected that this may be the case. The good thing is that bones heal. Muscles, Tendons etc…are much harder to recover from bc there is often a biomechanical reason and that means a few steps back to look at the why. With stress reactions and subsequent fx, its a combination of things that are easily worked on ( recovery, nutrition, female issues, etc..) and seriously i have seen SOO many young women come back from these and be stronger than ever. I have all confidence in you, and from a 45yo female who still feels like she is 25 ( somedays) you have ALOT of time for Boston. You arent even near your peak!
So chin up, get that diet and nutrional stuff squared away, check that D3, and if you arent menstruating regularly get that checked out. Sorry to be blunt, but no period=trouble down the road.
Keep blogging you silly girl. I mean i dont have fro Yo in MN so i have to read about all the Fro-Yo in Utah!

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kelly April 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm

sorry for the double posts (maybe triple) I typed the first one from work and —- the servers and whatnot went haywire this afternoon.

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Randee and Angie April 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm

SO sad for you! Something awesome will come from this. I don't know what, but it will! Let the tears fall, then pick yourself up again and know you are awesome. Set a new goal for a new day.

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nicole April 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Wow, you have a MILLION comments on this already, look how many people care about you and want to wish you well!

You WILL come back from this, you WILL be faster and better than ever, you WILL run Boston! I promise.

What did the doctor say in terms of recovery? What do you have to do?

I had a fibula stress fracture that I ran on in a half marathon until I broke it all the way. So at least you're not as stupid as me! :-) I was out for over 6 months, had a cast, my calf withered away to nothing, but I came back and got PR's in every event (5k, 10k, half, full) within 1.5 years of the injury! So you will do it too!

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Bobbie April 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I'm so disappointed for you. You are awesome and your gonna come back stronger than ever. You will be able to do Boston next year and next year will be here before you know it. I will definitely be reading your blog. I don't read because you are running boston but because you have an incredible personality, your an amazing and inspirational athlete and your very motivational.

If it were me, I would switch my tickets to NYC.

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Hadley and Alan April 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Soooo sorry you have sad news and won't be able to do Boston! Next year you'll come back twice as strong and ready to kick some booty! I say switch the tix and use them for another race! Keep your head up! You'll be back in no time!

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Momma K and her Krew April 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

If you write about cross stitching and canning fruit I will still read your blog. I am so, so, so, so and also so sorry. It absolutly SUCKs when your body doesnt co-operate with your mind. You are going to show your legion of followers how to take injury like a (wo)man and come back stronger and smarter. Maybe it was in the plan all along so you could teach/guide/inspire those who dont have the same amount of mojo as you. Believe there is a plan and know that Boston has been there since you learned how to run and will be there when you are ready to show Boston how this running thing is done. And you are so supportive and would be a great cheerleader but for now, I think you need something for you. So I vote New York. Go take a cab to a greasy pizza joint in Utah and set the mood for your newest challenge. New York betta watch out, Miss Sweedishfish is comming, and she is brandishing some broccoli spears! XO

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MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College April 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

You are an amazing athlete and person. I am so sorry you have to deal with an injury like this…

I know there are about 1200 people who will read your blog whether you are running the marathon or not. You are awesome and I totally love blog stalking your life. If anyone could deal with a set back like this and come out stronger I know that person is you!

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Hannah April 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm

We'll be your cheerleaders!!! You are the best! Go Janae go!!! Love from Michigan :)

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Kailey April 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I am so sorry about the devastating news. But like you said, you will come back even stronger! I absolutely LOVE your blog. The running posts were so inspiring but my absolute favorite part was your silly posts during the day about random things. I check your blog multiple times a day waiting for your next post (creepy?!) and I will still continue to do that :)

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brown eyed girl April 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I am so so sorry about the Boston news. I am glad, however, that you're going to take some time and rest, recover, and get yourself in an awesome place. All the while, keeping your eyes on the (new york) prize! You've got a healthy outlook and that will serve you well in your future races and for years and years to come.

I enjoy reading your blog because I am always looking for inspiration to keep doing what I am doing. Running is hard. I love how I feel afterward, but it's hard. Staying in a good, positive frame of mind is hard. And when there's other bloggers who are upbeat and encouraging, my mood does a huge upswing. You help that, and you inspire me to keep running!

Hope you're doing well! xoxo

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icedcoffeerunner April 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Running injuries made me cry too… I learned the importance of stretching…A LOT. like 7mins before & 40 mins after a training run [for Disney 2010]. But it gets much much better.
And i LOVE your blog. I've been following since you were featured on SR but never comment, like a real good stalker.

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Why April 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Sorry to hear about the injury. If you are anything like me.. it will only make you appreciate it more when you return. 150 crunches twice a day will keep your core ready to roll.

Gotta Run,
Mike
http://www.facebook.com/WhyMarathon

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Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Awww, I am SO sorry to hear that you won't be running Boston. I think you whould switch the tickets and run New York!

I have a 1/2 in Ottawa at the end of May and I have a stress fracture in my foot (I think). I haven't seen a doctor yet, but am PRAYING for the best to at least be able to run! My Boston Qualifier is coming up in the fall and I'm going, sister!! :)

xoxo lots of love!
Michelle in Canada!

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EBURNS April 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Thank you for letting us get to know you through your absolutely delightful blog.I think that is why we all have a heavy heart for you today….. and as you always tell me you CAN make it through this!

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katie April 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I am experiencing my first ever injury, although its small, its very upsetting. I can only feel a fraction of what your feeling right now, but just know that SO SO many athletes, if not everyone, goes through what your facing to a degree. think about the long run as much as you can (no pun), and how the rest your giving your body now will only make you come back STRONGER!!!! mentally and physically, breaks are absolutely necessary. hang in there janae, so many people rooting for you!!!!

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bonniegoff April 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Janae, I am one of the many blog stalkers that are finally coming out today to show our support! You are the most KICK A runner I've ever seen (via blog, of course) and you have inspired me so many times to workout even when I don't feel like it, to push myself, and (most importantly) to always be positive! OF COURSE I will continue reading your blog because what you are encountering right now is real life, and it's this kind of stuff that strong/enduring/wise women are made of.

I'm sure it doesn't seem this way now, but recovering from this injury is going to do more for your spirit and soul than Boston ever could. And when you do eventually run Boston (because you WILL) it will be that much sweeter.

You have a bright, bright future as an athlete ahead of you! This is just one of the inevitable bumps along the way. Stay strong, mama!

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Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) April 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Big Hugs to you! As someone else who can't afford to waste money, I would recommend switching the plane tickets. Boston is really hectic during the marathon. Everywhere is packed, and runners are all walking around sporting their shirts and medals (after the race). Wait until you go next year. Boston IS the marathon. It will be much more special when you're there to run.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Janae – I have been reading your blog for about a month and I think you're just about the greatest thing since sliced bread! Your writing is amazing – your personality just shines through the screen – I wish you nothing but the best and you will come out of this stronger and smarter than E.V.E.R.! I read your blog everyday because of you, not because of your running (and amazing athletic ability/talent/potential!) You are the best, and everytime I read a blog entry of yours I just want to send you presents! Lol. Keep positive and just let yourself feel any emotion you need – You are a rockstar. :)
-Amanda

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Nicole April 12, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I'm so sorry baby doll… that is not what you or i wanted to hear. i'm thinking of you. <3

I say switch your tickets so you can run NYCM… that way you dont even have to THINK about boston… or go experience it when you arent running. You will get your race deary, keep your chin high, keep eating ice cream & keep on posting cuz im reading!

XOXO

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laurenruns.com April 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Awww– my heart goes out to you! You have been truly inspiring as I have been going through my own marathon training. I'd love to continue hearing about your experiences, and your determinations at staying fit while healing.

SWEDISH FISH – I swear that they have helped me to stay healthy during my (lower mileage) training. Maybe you need some more?

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PerMa April 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Chin up, like Lady Gaga says, "you were born to be brave!". You will rock New York and be stronger than ever after surviving this horrible disappointment.

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Kate April 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Sweetheart- you could rename your blog to Hungry Girl and we would still read because we love you! Whether you run or not. I am sorry to hear this and I know it has to be so rough right now but just try to believe that there is a reason this happened to you. Use this time to do all of the things you never have time for! Running consumes so much time so now you have time to fill with FUN things. And you shouldn't ever feel like running defines you because your personality is way too big for that. "runner" does not even begin to scratch the surface of who you are. Believe me.

XOXO

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Kate April 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I just wrote you a LONNNNNG comment!! Where is it>?

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Jen M April 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I am so sorry about your fracture and am praying for your recovery. I loved your blog before I knew you were training for Boston and will continue to love it through your recovery.

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Jenni April 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Grrrlllllllll you are not getting rid of me that easily!
I have several running friends who have had stress fractures, some of whom had to miss Boston and/or other marathons. They ALL came back successfully – and faster! They ellipticized, pool ran and swam their way back. Two of them did get subsequent stress fractures, however, because they came back too much too soon. I KNOW you will be smarter than that! I promise you I will keep reading – I don't read because you were doing Boston, I think you are a cool chick, funny, cute and just a bright spot in the world (even when you have bad days, which you are totally entitled to!!).
Meanwhile, enjoy that iPad!

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HollyT April 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Aw, I'm so sorry! I know its' hard, but try to think long term. Even the best runners dealth with this – remember Paula's stress fractures? And she's still elite! You need to remember how you handle this can make or break you as a runner forever – you HAVE to let yourself heal now. Six weeks off now is better than no running EVER again. Believe me, when I had a stress fracture in my ankle and was told no running for 6-8 weeks, I literally thought the world was ending. But I made it through and kept fitness through biking and lifting and it seems like so long ago and the time FLEW!
Keep your positive vibes flowing and your humor and know we are all here – and so will Boston be for years and years to come!

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Christianne April 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm

ugh, I would switch my plane tickets- watching all of them would just make me cry!! I am so sorry :( That's so sad!!

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cupcakedynamite April 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm

:( I'm so sorry!!!! You are being so smart for listening to your body even though it's not telling you what you want to hear. That makes you even MORE inspiring. I would honestly switch my plane tickets, I'm poor too- paying back my school loans, grossss and would rather save the trip! You're still young- you have SO many running years ahead of you!! I am an avid reader and I know how much you were looking forward to this but try to remember that it is still just the beginning! :D xoxoxo lots of sweaty hugs from va beach!

-jamie

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Elizabeth April 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Janae, I can't tell you how sorry I am that you're going through this. It's totally okay to be heartbroken, so just let it out girl! Keep in mind though that God gave you a natural talent: a talent that he DIDN'T give most people. He gave you the ability to run, to run fast, and to run joyously! He wouldn't take that away for no reason, so you just concentrate on getting better! When you come back from this, I think you'll know that He just wanted you to be an example to the rest of us on how to deal with injuries and trials graciously and positively! I've not missed a single post yet, and your lack of running certainly won't cause me to start doing so! WE ALL LOVE YOU!!! hang in there :)

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Jessica April 12, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Janae, I know you don't know me but I feel like I know you (b/c I've been religiously reading your blog for months now), so I feel that I must comment. I am sooooooooooooooo sorry. I can't imagine the disappointment you must be feeling right now. Let yourself be sad and grieve…this sucks!
However, once you're feeling better (emotionally and physically), use this as extra motivation. How cool is it gonna be when you return from a stress fracture in your femur and run a sub 3:00 hour marathon!!??
I think your blog is awesome and I look forward to reading it every day! I really hope you get to feeling better soon and I'll be praying for ya!

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Victoria Elizabeth April 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Switch your plane tickets missy! You are young and Boston will be there for you next year!!! And if you go to New York, you will be in New York! How fun is that!!!

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Lucy April 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Oh, friend. You will get through this. And, come back stronger than ever. Because, I believe in you.

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KaMel April 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Big Hugs to you!!!

Switch your tickets for New York, the whole time you're at Boston you would wish you were running. So save the Boston trip for when you will be back as a runner!! Because you will be back.

Looking forward to your future blogs, keep them up because they/you are super fun. :)

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Cyndi @ Weightless Life April 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm

This is just a minor setback. You will rest up, heal up, and be back to running like you were never separated. I have no doubt you'll keep your passion. If I were you I'd switch the plane tickets for the NYC marathon, and spend some time hugging your loved ones, and an ice cream carton.

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GI Jane April 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Oh sweetie I'm so sorry! But, there's always another marathon! There's always going to be another Boston! Keep kicking some cross training and healing bootay and get back out there when you're healed!

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Peggy April 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Janae!! I am so sorry. I love your blog, and won't leave you as long as you keep talking about candy :). I'd switch the plane tickets, because I've heard the New York marathon is insanely amazing, and you'll be going to Boston next year anyway, duh! :) Love, well wishes, and swedish fish.

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gloryrunning April 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm

1. I am still reading your blog. Forever. Or until I keel over from eating too many swedish fish =)

2. I would totally switch tickets. Go beast a different marathon =)

3. You are going to rock Boston next year =) Seriously.

Love you, girl. You rock my face off. And you're my treadmill hero. HUGS.

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Dorry April 12, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Thinking about you – praying for God to comfort your heart and allow you to focus on Him and remain positive, but allow yourself to feel sad. That's part of it, too. I'm so glad you have the support of Billy and your family! Keep moving forward. And I vote for changing your tickets for the NYC marathon!

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Angie April 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

So sorry to hear that. Hang in there! I know you'll make a bug comeback next year!

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Rick and Nikki April 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

YOU need to watch "Run for your life." Even though you can't run, it doesn't mean you can't indulge in it through mass media! It is about the NY Marathon – the beginnings and history behind it. It's a running documentary. It's amazing. It made me cry – and it inspired me to write a speech on the marathon for one of my classes. I am going to further educate non-runners in this world and convert them! Anyway, love you bestie. This too shall pass. I say rest. Wait for it to heal, you don't need the stress of another marathon within the same year of this injury.

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Three Girls and a Dad! April 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm

So sorry Janae! you have an amazing spirit and you will be back better than ever when you heal. I can't wait for the "comeback" story . In the meantime, I will enjoy reading whatever you write about….especially candy and ice cream:).
You are a rockstar in life and your blog is something I look forward to everyday!
Heal up, sista!

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Katy April 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

you are my hero :)

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Christina April 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Prayers and hugs coming from Virginia for you. A hug all the way from the East Coast… now THAT'S a big hug with a lot of endorphins. Please take care of yourself so that you will heal (and then come back and kick a certain New England town's marathon in the booty).
P.S. I will STILL be reading your blog. :)

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Alison April 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I am totally going to be the last person to write so this is probably old news, but

WE LOVE YOU!!!

So sorry about Boston, but you need to take care of yourself. Get your leg healed and then tear it up next year. Sometimes (especially when I am sad), I like to think of my life like a movie. Now, if everything went as planned the movie would be boring. But you are the heroine, and as the heroine you need to overcome some kind of adversity (not running Boston in 2011) so that when your dreams come true later on (KILLING Boston in 2012), it will seem that much sweeter. Maybe I am a little bit of a weirdo for thinking like that.

Also, I vote NYC in November. You would run right by my apartment, and I would totally come and cheer for you (and so would a million other people)!

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Laura April 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm

You are brave and AMAZING and I hope you switch those plane tickets! You've earned that marathon!!

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Beth April 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm

This hurt to read =( I say go to NYC, and spend this time focused on you, your loved ones and things you CAN do now that you aren't running as much. You will come back stronger than ever!

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Angie April 12, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Sorry I'm late on this – Just wanted to say that you are truly an inspiration to us all and I hope you have a speedy recovery! I've read about how you've invested so much time and practice into your training and this news really breaks my heart as well! Just remember though, there will be so many more marathons! You will have no problem qualifying for Boston again! *Hugs* for you!!!

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Adrianna April 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

*prayers, hugs, smiles*

i will always come back and read this blog…its one of my absolute faves! you are such an inspiration, no matter what, and just an all-around fun, smart, beautiful chic. you will get through this, and in the meantime, feel free to cry, vent, share your feelings. you are human (an awesome one at that!) and thats why i love coming back here each day.

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Zaneta April 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I'm praying for you girl!! Seriously… You are strong and will come out stronger after all this! You are Miss Speedy Gonzalez! Boston will still be there next year! :) If it were me, I'd switch my plane tickets (I'm poor too)…
Love ya Janae!! (and I'm sure everyone will still read your blog!) ;)

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Rachel April 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Big Big Hug for you Janae!! I am so sorry this had to happen, you are a strong person and will get through this! Love you and know that so many people wish the best for you and a speedy recovery!

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Carina April 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Sad for you. :(

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Gracie (Complicated Day) April 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Sending you a million internet hugs. I know this is so disappointing for you but you know what? You are already really strong physically. This will just build up mental strength! You will be ready to take on anything once you're back. AND I WILL SEE YOU IN BOSTON IN 2012!

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Michelle April 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I am so sorry!!!! Oh my my heart is sad, but you are a strong woman!! I will keep reading no matter what you write. You are such an inspiring woman regardless of what you are doing in your life. Praying for you!!!

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Kasey April 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I say switch your tix. I'll still read every day and I love me some injury prevention and recovery talk!

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Diana Tries-A-Tri! April 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Oh miss lady … injuries are just crap, huh? I'm sorry that you have to go through this. Eat some ice cream, swedish fish and give that handsome husband of yours a big ole hug. We'll stick around that's for sure! And I know you'll be there next year kicking some MAJOR tail!

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The Turtle April 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm

I am so sorry. To a much lesser extent I know that feeling of disappointment having had to miss the last two half marathons I signed up for. I hope you have a speedy recovery. Hugs!

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Leisa April 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I agree with some of the other comments, cry it out, and grieve!

As I was reading this post, my first thought was that Heavenly Father probably has some other AWESOME plans for you. Maybe it'll be an amazing NYC marathon, discovering a new passion, or something else that will be even more amazing than running Boston. But grieve first, then look to the future!

Your amazing, and I have no doubt that there is a lot more amazingness in your future!

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Margot April 12, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Janae! I am so sorry to hear about your leg but I know you'll come back stronger than ever :). Everyone will be cheering for you as you get better.

And buy the tix to NYC – I've heard it's amazing !

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Nicole Wagner Makeup April 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

wow. 419 comments should show you that we all know what kind of amazing person you are Janae. You are remarkable. I am ashamed that I know I would not react the way you are. it makes me love you and want to hug you!. You are right though…this is going to make you even more amazing!!!! call me or email me if you want to VENT things that you don't want to write here:) you are a hero to me.
hang in there.
love ya.

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JANE April 12, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Switch the ticket, girl. Save Boston for when you can kick its trash :)

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Lauren April 12, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I'm a little late on this one, but I'm so sorry to hear about your stress fracture! You're still absolutely amazing, and there is so much more to you than being a runner. Focus on your other strengths for the time being and use it to learn more about yourself. You will kick bootie next year at Boston, and it will be there shaking in fear waiting on you :)

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Heather Forcey April 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I love your spirit and would not even consider not reading what you have to say each day simply because you are injured and can't run or write about it. Good grief! You are just a spot of sunshine each day when I click on your blog. You hang in there. You are going to be back running in no time!

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The Pack's April 13, 2011 at 12:13 am

You are one tough cookie for running through that! And you know what?! You are going to ROCK Boston like they've never seen next year! Get well soon!

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Anonymous April 13, 2011 at 12:59 am

I think you are an amazing athlete and a great example. I love this blog Boston or no Boston. I think you should switch your tickets. Having NY on the horizon would be good psycholgically. A massive hug from a fellow runner in Italy.

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Scallywag April 13, 2011 at 3:56 am

I'm so sorry that you won't get to do the big B this year, but you'll be back in future. How you come back fighting from the downs says so much more about you that how you ride the highs :) Stay strong and teach us all about how to overcome injuries!

I say switch the tickets- a) no point in torturing yourself and b) NY would be awesomeee. x

I blog about my training at http://cadsandscallywags.blogspot.com/

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flyrunner April 13, 2011 at 5:00 am

I'm SO sorry! You are so inspirational on and off the road, of course we are all going to keep reading your posts. I learn so much from your perspective on running, fitness, and life I would never stop reading your blog. I will be thinking of you out there, you are there in spirit regardless of what you do about the tickets. I hope you have a speedy recovery and you are exactly right, you will come back stronger than ever! **hugs**

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Anonymous April 13, 2011 at 5:39 am

of course a runner is just part of who u are, but when it gets taken away suddenly it feels like u are missing an important piece of your life. Only other runners understand this so use your blog as"therapy" we all get it and you will come back stronger mentally and physically. Injuries build character!

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kate April 13, 2011 at 6:22 am

Have you checked with a nutritionist? I have a runner friend with a similar fracture and it was mostly due to high mileage combined with a nutritional imbalance. Rest well and you'll be running again soon!

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner April 13, 2011 at 6:39 am

Oh, I am so so sorry to hear that you can't run Boston…
I can only imagine how heartbreaking it must be after working so hard and looking so forward to it for so long. You do have the right attitude though!! If you take care and allow yourself a full recovery you will be stronger than ever, not only Boston next year but many other races too!!!
Sending a virtual hug your way :)

About the tickets.. that's a hard one… but I think I would switch the tickets to NYC and run there.. that would be amazing!!

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naomi April 13, 2011 at 6:48 am

i am so sad for you! take care and heal well!

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runaroundaroo April 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

This seriously sucks!

But you are a strong woman and you will push through this…you'll come out stronger, smarter and just plain better!

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Jessica April 13, 2011 at 9:48 am

I have one, too. I was actually going to leave a comment a few days ago about your symptoms matching that of a stress fracture, but I didn't want to be presumptuous.

It's so frustrating, because these buggers don't present like normal stress fractures. My pain goes away into a run.

I've been pool running and cycling and trying to get better. I'm 2.5 weeks in, and this is gonna suck.

(I just healed two pelvic stress fractures, so trust me, it CAN be worse!)

anyway, my empathies. I am switching from the Cleveland MARATHON to the 10K walk. Ick.

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Chelsea April 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

Janae, I've secretly been stalking your blog, but this got me so emotional I felt I absolutely needed to comment. You're a smart, strong woman for recognizing your need to let your body heal. That in itself it a huge accomplishment. I can't wait to read about this part in your running journey. All runners unfortunately have to deal with set backs and I know you'll do a great job at shedding light on such an important topic. :) plus, with this extra time to prepare you I wouldn't be surprised if you own heart break hill & win Boston… just sayin'. :) on a happier and unrelated note I should mention I've become a crazed sugar & frozen yogurt addict. It's not completely your fault though. I've always felt Swedish fish make delicious pets. And lastly, if you think some Vitamin D night benefit you feel free to come to Florida and be my best friend. I'll buy you lots of food as a welcoming gift.

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LoriV. April 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I am very, very sorry to hear this! That sucks so much and after reading your blog for several months, I know you are devastated. I know you'll be back in the game once you're healed and even more driven to get that sub three. Next year!

I would definitely change the tickets to NY!!!

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d.a.r. April 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I am so sorry sweetie :(

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Chunky Monkey April 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm

So sorry Janae. Donkey balls!

I pray you heal up soon and can get back to it.

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martha April 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Just saw your blog from skinnyrunner's post…I'm feeling your pain! Not that I was supposed to run Boston…but I broke my neck sledding over Christmas and have not run since that beautiful morning December 26. I'm hoping to get back to pounding the pavement in May/June, maybe? Trying not to get my hopes up too much….but I can totally relate to this "no running" withdrawal that you're probably going through…you can do it, though…be patient and know that you'll be back to normal as soon as your body's healthy. :)

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endlessrunner April 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

omg JANAE!!! I am SO sorry! This is not the end of your blog, I will keep reading, I PROMISE!!! :) Change the flight to NYC and run the NYCM, it's amazing!! You can come back to Boston next year and run it INJURY & PAIN FREE!:)

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Laura April 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Switch plane tickets to NYC, and know that you have a free place to stay with me! (Only a few blocks from the finish in Central Park).

BIG HUGS!!!

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5 Miles 2 Empty April 14, 2011 at 5:30 am

I am so sorry to hear about your injury. That is terriblesauce. =/ But thankfully you have an answer to your pain and you can heal and come back stronger!!

And don't worry about losing blog readers!! Pretty sure everyone loves you for your personality, silliness, and we MUST see what you are going to eat next!! Plus we all suffer setbacks and it is great to see someone who takes it gracefully-like yourself. Hang in there!

And for the plane tickets-Totally use them for NY!!!!!

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Pixie April 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I am so sorry to read this. I know your heartbroken. My heart aches for you. I think if you switch your ticket I will come to NY to cheer you on!

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Pixie April 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I'm soooo sorry to read this, my heart is breaking for you. If you switch your ticket to NY I will come up and cheer you on!

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Lisa April 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I haven't been making my usual blog rounds lately and I'm just reading this now. so sorry to hear the news, I can only imagine how hard it hurts. Take care of yourself and you'll come back stronger (physically & mentally)!

And…I don't think you have to worry about people not reading your blog just because you aren't running Monday. Your blog is incredible!

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ratherthecouch April 17, 2011 at 1:42 am

Ohhhh!! So sad!! But so temporary. And you're so young. You'll be kicking ass on your way to the Olympics in no time!

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Jennifer Stilger April 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I was just diagnosed with a tibial stress fracture (my first) along with a partial tear in my achilles. Talk about a double whammy. I have been crying like a crazy fool for days, but I will do what I must to heal and be smart about it. I know when the fracture happened and I went to the doctor that evening for an xray (which I learned from your blog is too soon to see anything) and was told only shin splints. SO, I kept training and racing. I completed 3 short triathlons and a few local races with the longest being the PapaJohn’s 10 miler. I was suppose to race my 4th tri this morning and the Derby Half Marathon next Saturday. Instead, i’m sitting on the couch with my kitty sporting a boot. I’m heartbroken. I’m training for my first half Ironman tri (July 12th) but i’m so limited now. Reading your blog helps with the mental healing process. We all fall but it’s how we get up and rise above that defines who we are. Thank you for your blog and I will be doing lots of catch up now that I have the time.

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