I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my hip today - likely in the femoral neck (where the femur joins to the hip). Despite the obvious frustration of this being my 3rd stress fracture in about 2 years (and second in the same spot), my prior experience actually has me feeling better this time around. I know the path ahead of swimming, pool running, ellipticals and all other manner of evil, yet oddly enough I feel determined. Running itself is supposed to be difficult - this is why it is fun; without adversity to challenge us, what are we actually accomplishing? Running is a journey not about the destination but the road you traveled. With that said, my goal throughout this injury is to always be looking ahead at what I can do today, so that when I can finally run again I will be ready for it.
Also I hope the weather is absolute crap so I don't feel like I'm missing too much.