So it seems that I've developed a stress fracture in my right heel. About a week ago, I started having pain below my ankle. Now, I can't walk without limping and I can't run without pain. I went to the doctor, who said yes, its probably a stress fracture. And here's where my gripe about insurance and the modern medical system begins. According to my doctor, an x-ray most likely won't show a stress fracture, but insurance usually doesn't cover an MRI until you have an x-ray first. So yesterday, I had a completely useless x-ray, which came back, shockingly, negative. Now, its going to take more than a week until I can even get in for an MRI. I feel like I went through this when I hurt my knee a few years ago. If you have a sports-related injury, but aren't a professional athlete, no one seems in that much of a hurry to figure out what's wrong with you. Instead, you just spend weeks (or months, in the case of my knee) waiting to see what's wrong and hoping it gets better, while not being able to exercise.
So, I'm not allowed to run (most likely for a few weeks), and as you can probably tell, its already making me grumpy. I am not a happy person when I'm not a running person.
The only saving grace is that I am allowed to bike. And yesterday, I ordered my new bike! I get it on Tuesday and i couldn't be more excited.