Stress Reaction. That's the diagnosis. The precursor to a stress fracture... In my left tibia. About 1/3 the way down from the knee. I knew something was serious pretty much during my run last Sunday in the mountains but ignored it all week (in true CMS fashion). Every day was one step closer to disaster. Finally on Saturday I had enough. Good thing I went in today and had an x-ray and talked to the doctor. The visuals on the x-ray were pretty telling. I need to take some days and see how it feels. It could be days. It could be weeks. It sucks. I may have to bag a bunch of things I have been looking forward to for literally months. All because of a bad decision to jump around on a trampoline at a cookout. What a nightmare. Right now it's ice, anti-inflammatories, and worst of all, rest. Nothing else I can do. Nothing impacting. Not even biking is suggested. Swimming is out of the question because I'd rather just not do anything than swim... so there it is. I lose out on fitness, all the work I've put in, planned (and paid for) races, confidence, etc. It's a good thing I realize there's a lot more to life than running... my daughters smiles immediately reminds me of that.