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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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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?

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At April 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

I am praying for you. Hard. Love you and your inspiration, girl!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

seriously. this sucks.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Kacie Darden said...

HUGS!!!!!!!!! I know that this is incredibly hard. If you have the opportunity to run NY, I think I would switch the tickets. AND, I will read your blog :-)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM , Blogger Chels said...

Amen to all your words sister! I'm the girl who can honestly say she understands!... and be 100% sincere!

I'll be praying for you! Don't hesitate to email me if you need to vent!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Switch the tix!!!!! I will still read you every day. I lurv you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM , Blogger Shelby said...

Wow, femoral stress fracture. You are one tough chick for running through that pain. That is a big injury.

You are RIGHT. You are going to come back stronger and better than before. Nothing feeds the fire like being taken away from the sport you love!

I might just go to Boston if I were you, it would make you even more eager to do that much better next year?

Good luck and most importantly STAY HEALTHY!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM , Anonymous janetha @ meals and moves said...

<3

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Blogger RunningMama said...

Sending you hugs from Vermont. Switch your tickets and run Vermont City Marathon next year- I think you would love it!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Anonymous Steff said...

I have never commented but I am a faithful reader. I think you are wonderful and I know you will overcome this! I think you should do NYC. No matter what, I'll keep reading every day! This is one of my favorite blogs. And I read a LOT of them!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Legs said...

I am SOOOOOOO sorry to hear this. :( You are amazing and will pick yourself back up in no time! And I will keep returning to your blog everyday, b/c it's your personality that brings me back, not your running aspirations. :D

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger FashionablyFit said...

aw, i want nothing more than to give you a BIG HUG right now...(ha, & i'm sure you want nothing more than some strange gal, that you don't know, giving you a hug).
i'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you! & i say you hold on to those tickets & make the NY marathon your goal as you BLAST through this recovery!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger katya said...

Hope you get better!! I would switch the tickets.. :) and of course everyone still loves your blog..

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Meghan said...

Dude - cry it out. It's disappointing and frustrating, no doubt. You have every reason to be upset.

But you've told yourself some good reasons for feeling good at this point - you're right - you'll come back and feel strong.

Change it to do NYC. Being in Boston and not being able to run might REALLY upset you. Instead, focus on a new goal.

No worries - we all love you and will still read your blog. Check out my blog post today - maybe it's what you need :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Elliott said...

Praying for your recovery. I know this is a major letdown, but you WILL comeback 150%!! Anyone who can run a 1:30 half without a femoral stress fracture is awesome so... yes, you are pretty BAD A!! Well wishes!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Jodi H said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you heal quickly. As for going to Boston you have to decide if it would be too hard for you to go as a spectator or not...

I will continue to read your blog! Where else would I get my fix of delicious looking food pictures?

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Blogger rblanton22 said...

From what I've read thus far, you're way more than just a runner. This is just one small speed bump on the way, you'll come back rockin' from this! Oh and you don't have to worry about if I keep reading or not - just keep posting about froyo and I'll avidly read... :) Wishing you a speedy recovery!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Breann Clawson said...

i feel for you!! if it were me i don't know if i would switch or go anyways just to see what it's like and get you excited for nexy year! good lucky and get better!! and of course i'm still going to read the blog 3 times a day!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Chloé said...

i am so sorry janae! i hope you know how much we all look up to you though! seriously, you have inspired me to start working out and get to the gym! i have done it every day for 2 weeks and it feels amazing.. so even if you can't run the marathon this time.. think about how much you have inspired people! you rock! hang in there!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Anonymous Margaret B said...

Oh, Janae, I am so impressed with you and everything you share on your blog! My vote is for you to switch your plane tickets so you can run New York in the fall. PLEASE keep posting. You are my idol!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Steel Springs said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! You have a wonderful attitude and outlook on life. If you need to be sad or express your frustration sometimes, that's completely understandable. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Anonymous Liz said...

So sorry to hear your bad news :( I had a tibial stress fracture last spring and even though the race ran near my house I could not bring myself to go watch. I went to the expo to get my shirt (since I had paid $100+ and all) and was on the verge of tears the whole time. I think it would be too hard to go to Boston, but maybe you are stronger than I am.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

Ugh, I am SO sorry Janae! :( My vote is to switch your plane tickets and run NY. Boston will be there next year and no use spending money up there when you could be using it for something else! :( *hugs!*

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Switch your tickets, rest, & recuperate!
I've heard frozen yogurt w/tons of toppings (of course) cures all femoral stress fractures. =)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Christine said...

I am so sad for you! Do NYC- that was my first thought when I read you that won't be able to do Boston.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Caitlin said...

MAJOR HUGS AND KISSES. That is awful, of course everyone will still read, we wouldn't ditch you because of that! You are going to get through this because you are amazing, beautiful and incredibly strong. xoxoxoxoxox

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Julia said...

Oh Janae!! As soon as I saw the title I thought I was going to start crying...I was too anxious to even read the rest of the post but I am glad I did because you are just so genuine and honest and that is what I love about you and your blog.

Please keep blogging every day...I would miss you terribly if I could not read about your randomness, daily fun, and just life. You are inspirational whether you are running or not and that is what I love about you. SO GLAD we are friends and please please please lets hang out ALL the time to get through this time...this obviously calls for lots of candy and many many fro-yo dates!

It hurts to even think about this for you but I KNOW you will get through it probably stronger and more positive than anyone I know could. Please hang in there and let me know if you ever need anything or just want to talk or eat or laugh...really just anything!

I am not sure what I would do about the race. It has been tough for me to watch races that I really want to be running while injured but at the same time maybe it would be so good to just get away for a while and enjoy the whole Boston experience...whether you are running or not...you rocked out in your marathons last year and still earned to live out the atmosphere but on the other hand...NYC could give you something super positive and exciting to look forward to in the future and remind you that you WILL get through this and ROCK in the future :)

love ya friend. again. please let me know if you need anything. thinking about you LOTS!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Martha said...

HUGE BUMMER. I am so sorry that you have this setback; but like you said, allow yourself to pout over it for a couple of days and then look to the future. You're so young and you have many more Bostons in your future! I say switch the tix and plan for NYC. Being in B-town could be fun, but it could also potentially be really frustrating.

I also think this is the perfect time to schedule a massage and make Billy take you to Yogurtland every day this week! Keep smiling beautiful girl and this, too, will pass.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Anonymous Jessica said...

No offense, but I don't read your blog because you are training for Boston. I read your blog for you! So don't stop! You have so much to bring to this blog beyond training for your dream marathon (this year, next year perhaps!?).

Life can be unpredictable and rolling with the curves it brings not only makes us stronger people, but can bring us to places we never imagined. This journey may be something someone else needs to read or some unforeseeable event will occur just because of this 'setback'. Don't get discouraged! That said, we all must grieve the loss when dreams are taken away. Take your time and you will find the sunny side soon!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Lindsey said...

Oh, I am so sorry! Anyone who reads your blog knows how much Boston means to you. Cry your heart out and then try to look at the bright side: Once you're all healed up you will have that much longer to train for Boston. You will have that many more times to run the actual course on your awesomesauce treadmill before you do the real thing. As for now? You have all the time in the world to drown your sorrows with Swedish fish and fro-yo. Keep your chin up, your readers love you for you and we're not going anywhere :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Maria said...

Sorry to hear that.
Can you watch Boston on the TV/ Then go to NEw York? Best of both worlds?

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Anonymous Gen said...

I'm so sorry.... :(
I'm praying for you!!!
Oh and guess what?? I'm DEFINITELY going to keep reading your blog! :D

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Emily said...

oh man girl, i am SO sorry to hear this. i've been there and it SUCKS.

the good news is i came back faster and stronger. i did NOT lose my speed and you will not either because if anyone can kick this injury's ass, it's you.

i say bag boston and do nyc. it will be really tough to be in the city this fresh off the bad news.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Blogger JC said...

Oh NO! this totally stinks! But, don't you worry. You *will* beat this (mercilessly, into the ground). And we'll all still be here reading along, going through the journey with you! your blog is way more that just running - awesomesauce is spread all over your posts!

Keep your chin up, girl. We're all with you on this one!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

Oh, no, Janae!!!! :( I am sooooo sorry!! Ugh. That sucks so bad. I vote to switch your ticket to New York. Big hugs!!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM , OpenID thevitaminbee said...

I AM SO SORRY JANAE! I know you are devestated right now but you will come through this as a stronger runner.

I have been there. I fractured my femur and my tibia last summer from over training. Taking time off to heal was really hard but you will be back to running in no time. Stay positive! My thoughts are with you!

Cant wait to read about all the fun things you are gonna do to stay in fighting shape! You are awesome! :)

I would switch your tickets.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Anonymous Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run said...

I'm sorry to hear this. :-(

This is just me, but being at Boston and seeing the runners would bum me out. I'd probably feel sorry for myself there.

I say heal and go NY.:-)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger Miles In Murray said...

Awe, sweet Janae! I am so sorry to hear this, but it will certainly show you what you are made of! You have inspired many of us and we read your blog regardless of your ability to do Boston or not! You are amazing, girl! Keep pushing forward and kill Boston next year.

I would trade the tickets in for New York :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger ms. caboo said...

I am so sorry you can't make it, but it is so much better for you to get well now, so you will have many more years of running ahead of you. Cry your eyes out, girl! Any one of us would do the same thing. It's ok.

You have much more to your life than running, so I wouldn't worry about people not reading your blog. If they stop reading it, then they weren't along for the whole ride anyway :)

As for changing your tickets, I would probably have to go to Boston anyway and consider it a vacation. I'm a big history nerd, so I would love to see all of the historical sites. Then I would collect my running stuff, cry over it, and watch the marathon, knowing I would be there one day. I have to face stuff and be miserable about it and then move on.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger Amy said...

im so sorry to hear that. but ya know what? you have the right attitude about it. boston and heartbreak hill will be there next year, and the year after that...and you will kick the crap out of it then! maybe you should switch the ticket and concentrate on ny! thats a pretty awesome race too...definitely something to be excited about!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Spencer Family said...

I'm so sorry!!! That sucks--BIG TIME!!! I of course will still read your blog. Everyday you convince me that eating insane amounts of sugar is totally normal.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Aron said...

My heart hurts for you :( I am so so so sorry. Hang in there girl, it's ok to be sad and cry, this is a big deal, but you will come out stronger from this. Lots of hugs being sent your way!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Cassie @ Tofu Meets Her Match said...

SO SORRY to hear that! Injuries are so frustrating. Just remember that you are YOUNG and AWESOME and you have dozens of Bostons ahead of you! And people will keep reading your blog whether it's about running, eating, or nothing because you are so cute and funny. You should switch your tickets to NY and I will cheer you on here.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Blogger ZippyZu said...

I absolutely love your blog- and would never stop reading! you ARE an amazing person and runner- no doubt about it... I was hoping that you would get good news today but know that you are totally right when you say you will come back and kick some serious ass!! I don’t know what I would do as far as flight- but I think I would skip out on Boston (though I live in RI and you could come hang out with me if you did come :)! ) Just start looking ahead and take care of yourself- You will come back with a fire in your belly and heart and take that marathon by storm sweetie! Sending much love and hugs your way!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Pam said...

You will TOTALLY come back from this even more awesome than before. You will learn so much from this experience and it will help a TON. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with it, though.

I would change the tickets and wait until New York. I think being in Boston would be so tough.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so, so sorry! You are an awesome runner and a ridiculously awesome person even if that's taken away for a little while. Let yourself be bummed, wallow, and we all know you'll be back and better than ever.

Switch the tickets, I think it would be just too sad to be there and not be running. You can go be a cheerleader at local races for free.

We're rooting for you!

-Chaya

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Blogger Jen said...

And I just sent you an e-mail before I read this... This is so sad. You know I'll still be reading your blog and will be really worried if you don't post pictures of fro yo and family dinners. You are SO much more than a runner. And besides, you still are a runner, just an injured runner. Remember that bones heal back stronger than they were in the first place so you are going to have one strong femur bone. I still can't believe you ran a killer half marathon on that thing! You are a machine!
I would trade the tickets. I think it would be pretty tough to be there doing the "could have been should have been" thing. I love ya!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Kim @ keller-creative said...

So sorry to hear! I'm in the minority but I say keep your tickets. Go cheer on the marathoners, enjoy the city and take a little vacation. Boston is full of great food, history and culture. I'm sure they will charge you to change the ticket so just keep it and have fun!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots said...

You are a beautiful and incredibly strong person and I know you can get through this... I'm so, so sorry you had to though! :( thinking lots of good thoughts and sending you hugs... am willing to also send consolation cookies if you shoot me your address!

i would def vote changing plane tickets in the name of cheapness... unless you think boston will be a really good experience regardless, but I think it might also be painful.

we all love you, keep your chin up girlfriend :)
<3
n

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Blogger JoannaFreed said...

Even if you never wrote about Running Again I would come back here at least 12 times per day (like I already do). Big prayers for you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Kellie said...

I'm SO SORRY to hear that evil "sf" phrase. But remember that you are young and that your body will heal itself - it just needs time. There is always next year for Boston. I think you should switch your plane tickets to NY. It might be a little too soon after hearing your diagnosis to spectate just yet. I'd send you some Swedish Fish if I knew where I could buy any around here. :) Keep your head up!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Such sad news! Please keep writing! You are truly an inspiration and so hilarious. If it were me, it would be too heartbreaking to watch from the sidelines...I'd switch the tickets. Wishing for a speedy recovery for you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger wesa121 said...

This will be a story that you will tell in the future, and YOU WILL be so proud of yourself for the end result of this experience.

A spirit like yours will not fade because of this.

As for your question about the plane ticket. If your Dr. thinks you will be able to train for, and run a Marathon in Nov., then transfer it!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Erin @ UntilYouTri said...

Nooooo! My heart just broke for you:( I am so sorry!! You deserve to be sad about this...for a little while, then it will be time to realize you have lots of other stuff to be super happy about and that you will totally be back to kick Boston's behind next year!!! And don't worry, no one is going to stop reading your blog!

Hmm, as far as the what would I do--that's a tough one, but I would probably say switch it to NY to run that marathon instead! It would probably just make me really sad to watch everyone else running Boston (no that that's a good excuse, but that combined with the money you would spend/tickets you would use would make me decide that). Definitely a tough decision, though!

*HUGS*

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

OH NO! I'm so sorry! You WILL get through this, better and stronger than ever! I think my injuries definitely taught me a lot about who I am as a runner, and as a person. I cherish it so much more now too.

I'd switch my tickets, even though we here in Boston were very excited to have you here!!

Big hugs!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

Girl, sending prayers and hugs.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM , Blogger LHD said...

I am so so so sorry to hear you won''t be running in Boston. I recently had a scare (thought i had a stress fracture in my 5th metatarsal but turned out to be a stress reaction). Which also means it could still turn into one. :/. We will find out after my half marathon in 2 weeks, I guess! I feel your pain - sorta. I know you will pull out of this strong and confidant! Looking forward to reading your injury prevention posts.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Karen said...

I am so sorry! But don't worry, I will never stop reading your blog. You are adorable and hilarious, running or not. And I would def switch the tickets.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM , Blogger lish said...

I am so sorry to hear this....I am sending you hugs from Canada. You have already learned so much from this experience I know that this is just another bump in your long road as an amazing runner! Regarldess if you are running or injured I will continue to come and read your fabulous blog! I say...change the tickets...go to NYC...take this time to heal and re-group...You are an amazing and inspiration runner!! You can do this!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Anonymous Carri said...

I love your blog and dedication, determination, gumption, stick-to-itivness...This WILL ALL GET BETTER and you will grow from it and learn and come back stronger than before...(maybe beat a kenyan time!!) I would save Boston for when you can experience it the way YOU need to (which is kicking butt in it not sitting on the sidelines..) Go and get your sub 3 in NY marathon!! Good luck!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM , OpenID runningonwords said...

I'm so sorry, but you will be there next year and you will feel great when you cross the finish line.

I'd switch the plane tickets if I were you. I'm a grad student and my husband is a law student, so a trip like that is at most a once a year splurge. You don't need to spend your splurge going somewhere that is going to remind you of what could have been.

Good luck. I know you'll find a way to bounce back from this an even better runner and athlete.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Mallory said...

Aw I'm so sorry! This must be so hard for you. Don't worry, we will all keep reading your blog. You've got a choice now and I hope you make the right one!! If I were you, I'd still go to Boston to cheer everyone on. You can still have a great time. And surely you can scrap the money together before NYC to go. Just steal more food from your mom's house!!! :) Chin up lady, everything will be okay.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Anonymous Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

Of course we will read!!!! So sorry to hear your dream is out this year. But I love that you are keeping perspective. Just this year. You will get stronger and take it on soon enough!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger foodandfitnessfanatic7 said...

You DEFINITELY don't have to worry about people not reading your blog just because you can't run Boston. You are a total rock star and you are going to kill Boston next year along with any other marathon you decide to tackle between now and then. Take today to be sad but then get that head back up. You will over come this and bounce back better than ever!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

My heart hurts for you because I know this is something you really wanted...but like your brother (I think it was your brother) Boston will be there next year. I would switch your tix.
I love your blog and will read anything you share! :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

Oh pretty lady, I am so so sorry (((hugs))) This is terrible awful no-good thing and if you need to be sad about it for a few days, no one will stop reading your blog. And I am looking forward to all your recovery posts. You will get through this, you will get better, and you will get faster. I promise.

Personally, I wouldn't go to Boston. I am very goal oriented and I would find it depressing. I would prefer to save the tickets for something else, start planning something fun and positive...but it's up to you. You qualified for the NYC half. Go have fun there! Or fly to Orange County in May and come pep talk me through a marathon ;) Kidding. Sort of.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Anonymous megan @ marathon diaries said...

um you ran with a stress fracture. 1) BAD A
2) you can get through this, like you and everyone else says find other things that make you happy for the time being like blogging cuz you know we will all still be hear reading and cheering you on!! good thoughts and strong prayers coming your way

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM , Blogger Keri said...

Thats it. I'm not reading your blog any more. Just kidding. Everyone is pulling for you and NO ONE is thinking that. I am SO SORRY. I can't imagine how this feels. If I were in your place, I'm not sure I could handle spectating Boston, but maybe make sure you will get enough of your money back that it would be worth it. I am also running NYC so I would love to be able to see you then :)Stay strong chica xoxo

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM , Anonymous Sarah Corrigan said...

Sorry to hear the news. I want you to know, running is only PART of why I read your blog! I will keep coming back regardless. :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Emily @ eat.drink.run. said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this Janae!! You have worked so hard and I know it must be devastating that you can't run Boston. That being said, you are seriously one of the most inspirational, motivational, caring, wonderful and beautiful people ever (and we haven't even met - so the fact that I can tell that much about you from your blog means that you're probably 500 times better in person). I'm sure that everyone who reads your blog feels a friendship with you like I do and has a better day after reading it. You make me want to be a better runner, better friend, better sister and daughter - you really inspire people so much. OF COURSE I will still be stalking your blog multiple times a day, so keep it all coming! :)

If I were you I'd switch the flight to NYC. You'll be in Boston in spirit and this way you'll have a new goal to think about and get excited for.

Also - the fact that you ran a 1:30 half marathon with a femoral stress fracture makes you totally BAD A!!! Makes me want to get outside and run some sprints for you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Anonymous Christy said...

I'm so sorry! I'll be sending good warm fuzzie thoughts your way, as well as virtual swedish fish. Switch the ticket - you will have NY to look forward to instead! And plan something really fun to do around your town the day of the Boston Marathon to keep you busy (hmmm, maybe a scooter adventure with Billy, froyo and something else awesome?) I just found your blog recently, and it is wonderful. You have an amazing positive attitude, and I know this is a setback, but you will be stronger because of this. You already are! A 1/2 Marathon on a stress fracture! (just think of those bragging rights.)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Kara and Glen said...

Oh Janae - I'm so sorry! I know you wanted this so bad! I would change the tickets to NYC too...and get some ice cream too! :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Kate said...

I've been reading your blog for a long time but I'm not sure if I've ever commented... I am SO sorry about your injury and can't imagine how devastated you must be. I'm sure you'll come back stronger than ever (and I'll definitely still be reading the blog to find out how it's going :) ). If it were me, I'd switch the ticket to New York and focus on that! Good luck!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Margaret said...

I'm sorry Janae! I know you've been looking forward to his. But like someone said, Boston happens every year and next year you will come back and smash your goal from this year! And don't worry - I mostly read your blog so that I don't feel so guilty when I eat a whole bag of candy in one sitting. I'm sure you won't stop writing about that, so I'm staying!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Tara Marie said...

OH! I am so sorry! And of course I will read your blog EVERY day! I have been recovering from a knee injury (hit the gym too hard for New Year resolutions) and the sidelines has encouraged me for when I can run and exercise! Your blog has been truly inspirational!!

Only you can decide what to do! But please come to NYC! That means I can cheer you on! I would love the chance to meet you!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Sarah Soon-To-Be said...

I am sending you a great big virtual hug right now (you can have a real one this summer!). We'll all still be here, girl - nobody's going anywhere just because you've had a setback. If nothing else we'll be cheering harder than ever for you and your comeback! Hugs hugs hugs.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM , Blogger Holly said...

I'm very very sorry to hear about your injury. I wanted to cry when I read it. I was supposed to do my first marathon ever back in october but 3 weeks before was told I had severe achilles tendinitis (it was so swollen and painfull I thought I'd actually torn it) and I was in a boot for those 3 weeks and out of running for 2 months. I was supposed to still go to the race and cheer on my dad but the week before I decided I just couldn't handle being there and not being able to do something I knew I could. And luckily for me (and unlucky for him) his tendinitis in his knees flared up so bad that week he could barely walk. So neither of us went. Good luck with your recovery and I'll def still be reading :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM , OpenID gwenniepie.com said...

{{hugs}} Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end. Give your body time to heal, allow yourself to grieve for the race (because it IS a big deal) and change your tix for November. I can't wait to hear about everything! xoxo

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM , Blogger Evolving Through Running said...

Crap - hate to see the dreaded 'stress fracture' diagnosis for anyone, especially a runner. I've only recently found your blog, but it never fails to entertain and make me smile. I'll definitely keep reading regardless of whether you can run. Your posts show that running is part of what you do, but you're about so much more than running. Get to blogging and get to healing - we'll all be there for support.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM , Anonymous Nina said...

I will keep reading to see if your niece ever takes off the hat.

But really, your blog is so great because of YOU, not just your running.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM , Blogger Krista said...

I'm so sorry to hear that :( You can get through it though, you're a strong girl!

Oh, and I will still be reading your blog on a daily basis :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM , Anonymous alison s said...

I'll still read your blog : )

Also, this is good inspiration for overcoming obstacles in running: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM5A1K6TxxM&feature=player_em

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Meghan said...

So sorry to hear this, girl! OF COURSE I will keep reading! You are incredibly strong and working past this injury will only make you stronger. I am 100% confident that you will rock Boston next year!! Sending many good thoughts and prayers your way!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:06 AM , Blogger athletic chick said...

I'm so sorry, Janae!!! Hang in there - you WILL come back better and stronger, and a smarter runner, and I don't think you'll ever lose your passion for running. It's in your blood. :)

I love all your posts, whether they are about running, or family, or yogurt - and I'm sure I'm not alone. It's not just the running, it's YOU we like to read about.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:06 AM , Blogger Meg said...

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At April 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM , Blogger LindsLovesMiles said...

Switch the ticket. I'll still be reading! Love you!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM , Anonymous Zaina in Madrid said...

I always read your blog it is entertaining and inspirational. I am sooooo sorry about Boston but you will rock it next year as you are amazing! Don't torture yourself and go to Boston, NY sounds a better idea to me!

Iam due to run (way slower than you!) the Madrid marathon on Sunday but have yesterday injured my knee so am praying for a miracle.

This is the first comment on i have ever left on a blog - just had to send you a hug x

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Meg said...

Switch your ticket! If it were me, I'd be too depressed to actually enjoy Boston, and would want to save it until I could do it right. If you switch your ticket to New York, who knows what new adventure - one that you never anticipated - awaits)?

You WILL go to Boston...just maybe not now. Make the best of it and enjoy a trip elsewhere until you can do Boston the way you truly want to.

Keep up your spirit, girl!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM , Anonymous Chelsea said...

Oh hun I so feel your pain right now. I am not nearly as well as a runner as you, but I have trained for two half marathons, and each time I have overtrained by running to many miles too fast. I have done this once again this year and will not be able to make it in May to my half. For the past two weeks I have had such a hard time, deppressed and crying because I feel as if I dont know who I am if I can't run. I am still working on getting myself out of this, but spending time with family and friends and also finding other activities to do has helped me alot. You will get there, if not this year next year. You can't let things like this bring you down, stay positive. Something that has helped me lately has been me saying "I get to." Even if it is riding on the bike, I get to ride on the bike or I get to lift weights. When you start running again, you will be more than overjoyed that you get to run!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Meg said...

Switch your ticket! If it were me, I'd be too depressed to actually enjoy Boston, and would want to save it until I could do it right. If you switch your ticket to New York, who knows what new adventure - one that you never anticipated - awaits?

You WILL go to Boston...just maybe not now. Make the best of it and enjoy a trip elsewhere until you can do Boston the way you truly want to.

Keep up your spirit, girl!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Jeri said...

lots and lots of hugs, love. (and starburst jelly beans!!! :D)

so sorry. :'(

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:08 AM , Anonymous Liz said...

I have never commented on a blog before, but today is the day (yours is also the only blog I follow). I love your blog and there's no way I'm going to stop reading it! You are adorable, your family is adorable, and this is just a small hurdle you have to get over. The best thing about the Boston Marathon is that it is happening AGAIN in 2012 (and 2013...2014..)! Stay positive! I am sending happy healing thoughts your way!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Rochelle said...

I'm sorry! I was really hoping for good news -but this way you'll get your sub 3 marathon before Boston and go in to win it next year! And I would totally switch my plane tickets. As fun as Boston is -being on the sidelines would totally suck -stay here - watch it from home all day and then go kick New York's Butt!!! You can do it!!! And I will totally still read! cause I am sure I'll be in the same boat at some time in my life! (not the Boston thing...the injuried thing)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Blogger Mon Amour said...

I would definitely switch the tickets. The NYC marathon is probably the best marathon to run after Boston, and going to Boston without being able to run will just make you more upset. Just focus your energies on healing and getting ready for NYC

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Blogger danielle said...

I'm so sorry:-( but good for you for listening to the doc! I'd switch the tickets!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Blogger Lucy said...

BIG HUGS! I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and I know it sounds cliche but I really believe it. Boston wasn't ready for you and your BAD A-ness this year, but next year Boston won't know what hit it. You're going to get through this can come out a stronger, better woman and athlete. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Blogger Allison said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news! But I am glad that you now know what is going on with your leg and can do the right things to heal up and get back to running. I have no doubt that you will come back just strong and will crush Boston next year.

If I were you I'd try to switch the tickets and go to NYC to run instead.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Blogger ihatepickleslikewoah said...

Aww sweet janae. Cry cry cry...then smile super big because you arent a RUNNER... ur a child of God who loves running. And are dang good at it!!! I cant wait to read all ur recovery tips!!! Oh and totally switch ur ticket!!
xoxoxoxo

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Rachelle Wardle said...

:( Love you Janae! Keep your lovely head up girl. If anyone can deal with this it is YOU. Boston will happen again next year and you will be there more prepared, healthy, and stronger than ever. Honestly running it at 50% would not have been enjoyable you need to be 100%

If I were you I would switch the tickets. It would be way too hard to be there for me. But make the decision that is best for you. If you don't go I will hang out with you all weekend and you can come ride your bike next to us during the 20-miler.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would switch the ticket to NY. I went to a half marathon I was supposed to run, but I didn't because of an injury. Being there "cheering" just made me more depressed that I couldn't run.

Definitely still reading your blog :-)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger J said...

Sooo sorry to hear this girly but we are all here for you and just because you aren't running for a while doesn't mean we will stop reading your blog! We like reading because we like hearing about you and your life! You will heal up from this and be back soon, I know it! keep your head up girl! You are a talented running!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Anonymous Courtney said...

I'm so sorry- I know how much it sucks to have an injury so close to a race. But you are doing the right thing and have a good attitude - I didn't listen to my physiotherapist in the past and during the last mile of a race, tore my (already sore/injured) calf muscle and did permanent damage.

I'd switch the tickets - your recovery will be better knowing you have a race to look forward to in the future!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:12 AM , OpenID aliontherun said...

I'm so sorry to read that you won't be doing Boston. BUT you've got the right attitude — you'll be there next year and you'll show that race who's boss.

As sad as this news is, I love this post because it's refreshingly honest. We all go through tough times, and it's how we deal with them that truly matters.

You are beautiful and inspiring and we are ALL wishing you a speedy recovery filled with plenty of ice cream.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Monique said...

I am so sorry to hear about your injury! I agree with Margaret, switch you plane ticket. You inspire me every day! Never stop being yourself!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry hungryrunnergirl, you are still my favorite running blogger! Feel better and eat lots of froyo!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Molly said...

Um, my last post was about how I tried to run a marathon while having a stress fracture. (ended up dropping down to the half mid-race and that half marathon was 45 minutes off my PR.) It was horrible. Horrible. Horrible. Your Boston experience should be a great one, and it will be.

I also had a femoral stress fracture about 8 months ago. I'm focusing on triathlons for the time being- the cycling and swimming aspects for now.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM , Anonymous Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" said...

People read your blog not only for the running but for your personality. Don't worry about losing readers - you won't. It's getting to know the true person that makes people keep reading and that is what you do so well.

Switch the tickets to NY! I LIVE HERE on MILE 18!! I will cheer you on and so will many of your other readers. NYC here you come!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This makes me so sad for you, but on the bright side, I know you will get better and heal and will look back at this as an experience that made you such a stronger person. Focus on yourself right now and getting healthy and healing. I think only YOU know what is best for you in terms of what you do in terms of your plane ticket, so talk with close family and friends, and you will figure you out. Praying for you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Missy said...

First off, please take today to be sad, because it's normal to be upset! But I'm so sorry to hear that you can't run, because I know that you wanted this soooo bad! But the good news is that you are a strong person and athlete and you will come back strong next year and kick some butt!
And guess what I love your blog, whether or not you run Boston! Plus I owe you for my current Swedish Fish addiction :-) You are definitely a bright spot in the blogger world and don't forget that!
Regarding the tickets, I would switch them for the NY marathon. Plane tickets cost too much money!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear this! I don't normally comment, but I wanted you to know that I will still read your blog! Running is only part of it. You are so much more! And, you'll heal and be running before you know it.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Waheeda said...

switch tickets. i think it would hurt more to see people doing something I desperately want to do but cant. and i hope u a speedy recovery!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM , Anonymous Lisa said...

I am so sorry, Janae!! That is such...a bummer. There is absolutely no way I can feel what you're feeling right now, but all I can say is that I know you will come back better than EVER when you're finally healed. You are SUCH an inspiration to so many people who read your blog, including me. Stay STRONG like you already are and you WILL get through this!!! <3

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a blogger and really only read about 3 blogs to be honest -- yours being one of them. However, I am a runner as well (not nearly as good as you -- nor will I ever be ;). Yesterday I was reading one of your older posts that mentioned something about how you learned to listen to your body and let it heal, etc. Well, I decided to take some time off this week because my hamstring has been killing me for over 3 weeks. I'm training for my first full marathon (terrified!) in October and injury prevention is SO important. Basically what I'm trying to say is yes -- I may have been obsessed with reading about your running, but I may be MORE obsessed with reading about your healing process/injury prevention. When those gates open in Boston next year, you'll seriously be unstoppable. Think of what an opportunity this could be to help other runners (You already helped me! -- although I obviously wish I could take your injury away!) Basically -- THANK YOU for sharing. And please don't stop.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Anonymous Bess@Bess Be Fit said...

SWITCH YOUR PLANE TICKETS!! GIRL I will be up there in November and we will have a blast in NYC! I think I'm moving up there pretty soon so you can even have a place to stay!! I'll make sure you are properly fueled for the marathon with lots of good food. You will run plenty of Boston's in your future and KILL THEM so while I know this is super tough, just stay positive because everything happens for a reason.
And no one is going to stop reading this blog! It is amazing and we love you! You're too funny and entertaining and pretty to stop blog stalking :) :) LOVE YOU!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Anonymous Bethany said...

Keep your head up girl! Your beautiful and you have the rest of your life to run many MANY more miles! I know your strong and you can get thru this :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM , OpenID girlevolving.com said...

Switch the tickets! You'll just be sad and disappointed in Boston. Save them for a time when you can run!

I will always read - whether you're running or not! So sorry to hear about your leg, but glad it's diagnosed so you can take care of it, heal, and get back to some seriously fast running!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Sydney said...

This sucks so bad!! As a high school and collegiate runner, I am blessed to say I have never had more than a sprained ankle, but I have had to see almost every one of my friends suffer through some sort of injury. The most recent would be my friend Lauren who had her own femoral stress fracture. After many months of crutches to walking to aqua jogging to elliptical she is finally able to run again. She also recently learned that she got the Grad Assistant position with our track team and will be getting her Master's here over the next year. When God closes a door, he opens a window. Stay tough chica!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger All Things Jaime said...

Oh, I'm so sad for you. My heart truly aches. I would definitely switch your plane ticket and go to NYC. You still have time to apply and get in via guaranteed entry! I am pretty sure that you have until the end of April. I'm going and it will be a blast! :)

I'll still be reading your blog and praying for a speedy recovery for you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Angie said...

So sorry Janae! I say run New York... and just think, by boston next year, sub 3 will be nothin'! I read your blog for a million other reasons besides the fact that you run!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Kara said...

I read this blog for pictures of Yogurtland frozen yogurt, so as long as you don't develop a lactose intolerance.... :)

I'm so sorry that you have to take time off from running, but I'm glad they figured out what was wrong before you kept running on it! You will rock Boston next year!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Karleen said...

I found your blog a while ago & I just love it. And I will still love it now that you aren't going to run Boston this year. I might even love it a bit more, because of your honesty & of how real this makes you. You've got a great sense of humor & lots of determination and this set back is just a minor one. Hang your head high and focus on healing, oh and maybe on some ice cream too, I hear that helps. Definitely switch your ticket & I know you'll do amazing at the NYC marathon in the fall!!! Sending lots of positive thoughts your way for a speedy recovery.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Whitney said...

Injuries are the worst. I'm so sorry about your leg that is terrible. At least now you know why you are in so much pain. My friend Cecily writes a column for the Deseret News, you should check it out. This is just today's column but there are a bunch more that are all really good.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370386/Reasons-to-Run-The-importance-of-recovery.html?pg=1

She's had a lot of injuries over the past couple of years. She had a pretty bad achilles injury after placing second in the 10k at Nationals and placing 9th at xc nationals. She was out for almost a year, but she's back now and is doing well.

I know you will overcome this. One thing that always helps me is to look at that long run. Sure you won't be able to run boston this year, but what I've found is that when you come back from an injury you come back stronger. Like you mentioned in your post so many athletes have come back from injury stronger and better, Kara Goucher is definitely one of them, the first few years after college she really struggled but she perservered and now she's even better. I know you will come back stronger both physically and mentally. I hope you're day gets better:)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM , Anonymous mary (sisters running the kitchen) said...

i am so so sorry to hear this news. I am a newer reader and dontcha worry i would never stop reading your blog!! You write with so much personality and enthusiasm... I love it! anyway, I have no doubt in my mind that you will come back stronger than ever. I do look forward to reading your injury prevention posts and hearing about how you stay fit through your injury. Stay Strong Janae...Boston is waiting for you in 2012!!! In regards to your ticket, I think it would be awesome for you to go up to Boston since it's such a cool city and to explore and to enjoy yourself since next year you will be focusing on running in boston. you could also scope everything out so you know what to expect. HOWEVER, i wouldn't want going to Boston this weekend to make you upset and plus running NYC is awesome. So, I'll say that I think you should go to Boston only if you really WANT to...and only if it does not make you upset. There is no reason to go to Boston to make yourself feel worse! Good luck with everything!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

oh girl, I am SO sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers, I know this totally sucks.

HOnestly, I would go to Boston probably... I don’t know, hard choice. Have you ever been before?Do you think it would truly make you happy or jealous/sad/envy??

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Emz said...

you
are
my
hero.

Sorry to sound like a broken record but you are.

you are humble. You are positive when it'd be sooooooooo very easy to NOT be.

You are an amazing example to all of us.
I say - be a part of it - in NY, NY!

Prayers from AZ.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Laura (LunaChickRuns) said...

Oh Janae, my heart sank when I read this. I'm sorry :-(
You are amazing and you will come back from this even stronger!! If you can switch your plane ticket for not too much $$, do it and rock NYC! That would be awesome!!
And please, I will still read your blog everysingleday because you are my favorite! Sending HUGS!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Pink Champagne, Gatorade, and MRE's said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that! I wish you speedy recovery. I think I would switch my tickets and do NY :) and whoop its butt!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Lindsey@arunningtale said...

A huge kudos to you for taking such a positive outlook on your situation - it reminds me of a quote I heard last week - "Your strongest moment is at your weakest point". So true and you are proving that, so keep being strong and focus on your next goal/race :)
I am going to enjoying reading your blog no matter what! You make me laugh daily and I wouldn't give that up for anything!
Hard call on the plane tics - I would have to say switch them though if it is more financially appealing.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

Transfer the ticket! It will give you something to look forward to. And you will get to Boston again and kick it's butt will eating Swedish Fish along the way! :) Take care of yourself and you'll heal in no time.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Kiley said...

Yikes! Sorry Janae. injuries suck period, but a stress fracture definitely is no good. Take care of it & let it heal. Keep the posts coming, you're blog is away fun to read...running or not!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:26 AM , OpenID designedtobefit said...

I'm just another drop in this bucket of positive energy, but I wanted to throw in my two cents. You are by far the most motivating person ever. In fact, I have felt MORE motivated towards my goals reading your posts during your injury. If I don't feel like exercising, I read your posts about doing anything you can to meet your fitness goals, including hours on the bike and swimming.

Boston doesn't define you. Running doesn't define you. The positivity, motivation, and sheer determination to be the best version of yourself is what brings me back to hungryrunnergirl every single day.

Thank you for being you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Emily said...

Oh man, so sorry. Let yourself be sad, it's OK! Heal heal heal!!

I say switch your tickets to NY. Definitely!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:27 AM , Blogger Jamie said...

So sorry about your news! Hang in there! I would definitely change the plane tickets for New York, that way you have something new to focus on rather than be sad for too long about missing Boston.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM , Blogger Meghan said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your stress fracture! I had some stress fractures in my spine a few years ago and It kept me off the ice and off the pavement for awhile...I feel your pain (emotional and physical). I also know that you'll make it through this and you'll be a stronger person and athlete because of it! You're a rockstar, don't give up! P.S I promise everyone will still read your blog :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM , Anonymous Dana said...

So sorry to hear about your stress fracture. I had a metatarsal fracture last year before Boston - big bummer. But it'll definitely make you stronger in the long run, and you'll appreciate it that much more. My vote is to switch the tickets to NYC. Are you already signed up for NY? I just did yesterday! Can't wait.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM , Anonymous Beth said...

I don't have the right words to say, but I'm sending love, hugs, and prayers your way. I know you'll come back from this injury stronger than ever!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Blogger The Jogger Blogger said...

So sorry you're sad!

Seriously, you are my favorite blog to read because you are SO real and funny and genuine....the running was just a bonus but not a deal-breaker! I haven't run in months because of my huge belly myself.

You will come back stronger and faster than ever!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Anonymous Grace said...

Hi there Janae! I'm a long time reader whose finally de-lurking because how could I not comment on this post. You have such an amazing attitude, and even though I'll of course miss reading about your crazy feats of superhuman running, I'm even more excited to see what sort of injury prevention insight you can give us.

I would definitely vote to switch your plane tickets to do New York. Like lots of other commenters have said, going to Boston is just going to be emotionally painful, not to mention that once you get there you're going to have to spend lots of money on food, hotels, taxis, etc. So save yourself the time and money and put it toward what I'm sure will be an amazing New York Marathon.

PS- I finished my first marathon this weekend (3:47...woohoo!) and "you are awesomesauce" and "you are the bomb.com" definitely popped into my head quite a few times throughout the race. I'd never heard anyone say that before I read it here, but now it's one of my favorite race mantras :) So thanks for that!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Blogger Jess said...

I am hugging you all from across the country.

Of course I'll keep reading!! I want to know all about your life! Running doesn't define you! You have so much to offer! Boston better watch out next year....Janae Jacobs will rock it!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:31 AM , Blogger Emilie said...

the grace, maturity, and extraordinary sense of perspective that you continue to demonstrate through this awful set back is even more humbling, to me, than your extraordinary athleticisim. i will never, ever stop reading! you are even more extraordinary for pushing through this, respecting your body, and (so courageously) keeping it real for us. someday you will look back on this and it will just seem like a bump in the road--hardly a dead end. <3 <3 <3!
-Emilie

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh Janae, I wish I could give you a big hug right now! This really sucks :( But here's the thing, once this stress fracture is healed, you'll be able to run again, and this time, you'll have a much better plan and outlook for your training and injury prevention so this won't happen again. We all support and love you even if you aren't writing posts about running marathons on a treadmill just for fun. Just rest, heal, and recover right now. Cry if you need to and then find something to make you smile and laugh :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:33 AM , Blogger Christy said...

So bummed for you, but I know you will come back strong! You are young, have a great support group, and a great attitude. This will not keep you down! :) Love reading your blog. You make me smile. :) Pick another goal and move forward!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM , OpenID movesnmunchies said...

LOTS of hugs and kisses from London are coming your way!!!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM , Blogger Jen said...

Whatevs, I read this blog, b/c you are hilarious! Cutting off the 'great for sharing' tag on the bag of candy. I shared that with my husband who I don't share well with. Good Luck with Boston (cream pie)when you get there, you said not to mention the the B word without cream pie! So I read your blog b/c I want to start running again, but as far as I get is reading about you others running. I love to eat, so I probably should be running! Cheer up, buttercup!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM , Blogger Kimberly said...

I am so sorry to read this, and I can't even begin to fathom what you are going through. What I do know, what I am sure of, is that you'll come back better and stronger!

And I can't wait to read that process :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Barefoot Nikki said...

So sorry about the diagnosis. With some time off you will be ready to go again! I got caught up in your blog about a month ago and thought you were an inspriation during your quad pain. Whichever option you choose (NYC or Boston) will be the best option for you... but I would do NYC :-)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Blogger A&C Koenig said...

Janae, sorry to hear about the bummer news! But remember - your gonna heal and your gonna be an even more stronger runner!! After reading all the comments, I think it's safe to say that we will all continue to read your blog - so you better continue bloggin' girl!! Your an inspiration to all of us!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:39 AM , OpenID runlindsrun said...

I'm so sorry to hear about it! I've dealt with two stress fractures in my tibia (left AND right) and it was so frustrating and painful to deal with. Be sure to take all the time off your doctor recommends- I tried to come back too soon which led to weakness/imbalance and a fracture in the other.

Happy to report that running DOES continue after injury and the times spent without running makes the all the future times spent with running so much better :)

And you should totally switch your plane tickets and run NYC (only because I am running too!) but the lottery closes April 18th so have to decide soon.

Take some time to rest and enjoy the other great parts of life, and you'll be back in no time!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:39 AM , Blogger Running Down a Dream said...

So so sorry to hear that, but Boston will be there next year! We are all thinking about you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please keep blogging! You make me smile every single day and I have full confidence that you will continue to make all 1203 followers smile with every post in the future!

A pelvic stress fracture sidelined me three weeks before my very first marathon and I was devastated! Now I am a smarter, stronger runner because of it. Everything happens for a reason. Go to New York. You will own that race!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:41 AM , Blogger ShortSkirts said...

So sorry to hear about your injury. :(

I hope you have a quick recovery, and you will totally kick butt in the pool and on the bike between now and when you can start running again.

I'd switch my ticket to New York in November. I think going to Boston to cheer would make me feel more upset. Plus this way you won't have any anxiety over your NYC marathon

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:41 AM , Blogger Erin@gosupermamago said...

Janae, I'm so sorry to hear your news. I love how even through the worst you are keeping such a positive attitude! You seriously rock girl, and no doubt I will keep reading your blog! Everyone has setbacks in life and its how you deal with them that define you and what happens in the end. I think you should switch your plane tickets to NYC, rock NYC this year and Boston next year. You are still so young and you have plenty of time to reach your goals, and you have the right attitude, will, and talent, so I know you most definately will! Good luck with your recovery, all your readers will be right here cheering you on!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Runnin-From-The-Law said...

Awwww, Janae, this is such disappointing news. You have the right attitude about it though. Can you do any exercise? Maybe you need to COMPLETELY take some time off so you can heal faster? It seems like all the spinning, ellipticaling, swimming, etc. wouldn't be good for it. But I'm a lawyer, not a doctor, so what do I know? Listen to your doctor!

I personally wouldn't spend the money on going to Boston just to watch. I know I would be crabby and bitter and a B*tch to be around if I were in your situation and I went there. But you are probably a much better/nicer person than I am! Talk to Billy and decide together what you should do.

Hang in there.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:43 AM , Anonymous Meg said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Janae. I haven't been reading your blog that long, but really love it - even if you never wrote about running again, I'd read it b/c you're so funny. You're going to come back stronger than ever, I know it!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

My heart aches for you Janae:( I am so sorry that you have to go through this and even make decisions like that. You are such a strong and amazing person and you will be even better and stronger than before!

I say switch the tickets, I of course am partial since I will be in NYC for the marathon and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to meet you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Rae said...

Oh man! I am so sorry. :( I don't read your blog just because you are a runner. I read your blog because you are awesome and hilarious! So keep it up! Boston will be there for you next year. And I'd say trade in your tickets so you can do New York. I know you'd be an awesome cheerleader at Boston, but being there and not being able to run might make you sad. Keep your head up girl!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Chelsea said...

Oh this is so sad! I am so sorry!!! I of course will still read because I love your blog running or no running....

I think you should switch the tickets-- it would be hard to be in that environment without actually running it! Plus, who doesn't like new york?!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

What is the saying, it's what what happens to you that defines you as a person, but what you do with it? Yes. That.

Listen, this does suck a giant bowl of gross awful stuff.

But, you're not dead. You're not limbless and living in a third world country. You don't have a heart problem that could kill you if you broke a sweat.

Your body is strong, and it will heal. You will run again, some day, even if that day is so far off it hurts. But it will. You will heal.

Some day you will look back on this and think of how strong you were to pull through. But, you have, for however long, lost something very important to you, so it is perfectly okay to mourn that loss.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Well CRAP!!!!!!! I had a femur fracture over a yr ago, it never occured to me that your thigh pain was that. If it's any consolation I just just diagnosed with 2 stress fractures, one in each of my tibias!! This will be stress fractures #5 in 4 yrs. My heart goes out to you Janae, really, honestly!!!!! Cry hard like I do, but rest that leg.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger christine said...

As much as I'd LOVE to see/meet you in Boston..switch the tickets. Run FAST in NY so you can kick ass in Boston next year.
Keep your head up girl. Regardless of your injury you've still been a HUGE motivator to me and my training. Boston will come again.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Mrs.Bump said...

If you change your tickets to New York, you'll have a new goal to heal and work towards. We come here for your exuberance and to see your journey. This injury is part of that. Don't despair!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Anonymous mm said...

I would switch the tickets to NY. I know you're so disappointed, but try not to get discouraged! You'll be back and better than ever before you know it, as long as you take the time to fully heal!!
Also, we won't stop reading just because you can't run right now. To be perfectly honest, if your blog were just running stories I probably wouldn't even read it, even though you are such a fast runner! So keep posting whatever is on your mind, and we'll keep reading! :o)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Anonymous Jennie said...

Switch up those tickets, I say! I am so so sorry to hear about your stress fracture, and I know how sad and frustrated you feel :( I was set to run the Lake Placid marathon last year in NY and got a stress fracture in my shin, which almost a year later still bothers me sometimes. It was very hard to not run, and I ended up not even going because I didn't want to cry when I wasn't running it. You are awesome and will come back from this, just as I have. You just have a few extra steps you have to take now, and you will love running even more once you go back to it.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Blogger MelPeabody @ Green Mountain Runner said...

I am so sorry to hear about your injury! It really sucks when all your plans and training don't align with what your body is doing. Stupid legs, hips, knees, ankles, and every other body part that keeps us runners down for the count! You will totally kick butt after you are recovered and kill it next year! I say def do NY in November and then come back to the East Coast again for Boston 2012!!!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:48 AM , Anonymous Alyssa @ Life of bLyss said...

set your sights on that New York marathon, girlfriend! You are too awesome to give up. God's just making this rough on you now so the finish line will be THAT MUCH SWEETER.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:48 AM , OpenID catiepat said...

I think this calls for YOGURTLAND.

I'm so sorry!

I don't know what I would do... You, and only you can make the decision of either going to Boston or switching the tickets.
But, if you do come to New York we'll be able to hangout and I'll take you to my favorite frozen yogurt place in the City!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Stefanie D. said...

Janae!! I LOVE YOU! And I don't think that anyone is going to stop reading your blog just because you aren't going to race at Boston. Seriously. You are SO MUCH MORE than just a race. You are a charming, sweet, BEAUTIFUL, funny, AMAZING, dedicated, strong-willed, wonderful person and I know you aren't going to let this stop you. YOU WILL GET THERE, maybe not this year, but Boston is always going to be there waiting for YOU Janae. I know this is so hard for you, and it has been your big dream. So if you need a shoulder or two to cry on, I am here for you! I think Boston should be scared that you aren't going to make it this year, because you are going to DOMINATE it next year. :) HUGS! Feel better!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:51 AM , Anonymous Meredith said...

Oh no!!! De-lurking here to tell you that your post made my heart sink. Yes, other people have "big stuff" going on, but this is still a big deal TO YOU. You worked so hard to run Boston and you have it in you to work hard to heal (and run Boston next year :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:51 AM , Anonymous Elisha said...

I'm so sorry :( You are still so young and such a fast runner that there will definately be other Bostons (and other marathons for that matter).

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Christina said...

Aww Janae, I'm so sorry. But you're right. A lot of hard working athletes run into this sometime in their career. Your time just happens to be now. But you'll bounce back and be better than ever next year. It's just so important right now for you allow yourself to heal properly! And you have one more year to become faster and stronger and really kick Boston's trash :)

As much fun as it would be to still go to Boston, I would probably switch out the tickets for NYC!

I hope you heal quickly girlie!!!

PS: You inspired me and I now am addicted to frozen yogurt bars. I'm not really sure how I lived my whole life without them, but never again will I miss out on the wonder that is frozen yogurt bars. Oh my, wonderful goodness!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Heather said...

So sorry to hear about the injury.
Your blog is so funny and awesome, who would stop reading it?!
Was running Boston about running Boston or just getting a sub 3? You're on your way to sub-3 anywhere, but if Boston is your dream goal, then save NYC for another time and go and support your fellow runners this weekend and enjoy it! A big part of the running community is runners supporting other runners!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

So sorry about your injury, but you've been doing all the right things!! I can't imagine how bummed you must be, but know that I for one would never abandoned your blog :) You are too much fun!! Keep your head up chica and one day when you kick Boston in the butt, you can look back on this as a great learning experience. If I didn't live in NY, I would totally take you out for some fro-yo right about now :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Kassie said...

Awww, I'm soooo sorry. It's so hard to let dreams go. You are amazing and you will be back. Switch that ticket. Being there may make you more sad. Plus, New York will give you something to look forward to. My humble opinion. You will rock it next year. Take your time and get yourself healed, and we will all still be reading your blog. Because it's you we like, not just your running. :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:53 AM , Blogger Heather said...

i say pack your bags and go to disneyland! that always makes me feel better.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:55 AM , Anonymous Eva said...

I'm not a regular commenter but... my heart is hurting for you right now. I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog because of your lovely abundance of positivity, because of your ability to pick yourself back up every time, and because you make this blog what it is! I hope you recover VERY soon and can get back into running because it's what makes you happy. And we all love to see you happy. :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Aneta said...

awwwww im so sorry to hear that, hun! that totally sucks.
i really like what you wrote "this time will really show what kind of athlete i am." it takes a very strong person to say that. i wish u a good recovery!
but u r more than running. u r u, and everyone out here in the blogger world loves u.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 11:59 AM , Anonymous Sesa said...

Hey, I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I just want you know you have been a huge inspiration for me. Bloggers like you make me train harder! So even though you're not running Boston this year, please know that you still kick major butt in my book.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Amber @ Betty Meets Jane said...

you are awesome. even if you have no legs. even if you had a massive urge to always eat gummy bears. you rock. you always give good tips, are so upbeat. who needs Boston this year anyways? it will just give you more reason to kick its ass.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Save the tickets for NYC in November!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Anonymous Katy said...

OH NO! Major suck. So sorry, girl.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Anonymous Laura @ Meet Virginia said...

Aw Janae, I'm so sorry. :( I know you are so bummed (and I am too!) but I also know that you are going to kick butt next year. I am praying for you! Let me know if you need anything - swedish fish, frosted animal cookies, anything! I love you!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:02 PM , OpenID cpan1126 said...

I rarely comment but I wanted to today. I'm so so sorry janae.

For the record, I read your blog because I think YOU are amazing and hilarious. Running or not - I literally get excited each time your name gets highlighted in my google reader with a new post!

So many (most) star athletes hit setbacks and they come back smarter and stronger. I have no doubt you will too - I hope you continue to share your journey because I'm sure so many people going through similar situations will love your enthusiasm and determination.

Hugs <3 <3

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Switch your plane tickets! Maybe for next year in Boston? Hang in there!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Anonymous Lydia said...

I've been stalking your blog for a few months, but have never commented! Last October I ran my first half marathon, and set back 5 months with an achilles tendon injury(part of that time I was in a boot and couldn't exercise at all). I have been so encouraged and inspired after reading the posts about your injury, that I want to say "thanks"!!! You have had a great attitude about this situation and you will PERSEVERE!

Hebrews 12:1 And let us run with PERSEVERANCE the ran marked out for us.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Blogger Rachel McPhillips said...

Switch the tickets!! Girl.. praying for you. You don't have to be all unicorns and rainbows all the time! We will be your shoulders to cry on!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Switch your tickets and go to NY. It will give you something to look forward to and a reason not to give up. We all get injured and there are always other races. My motto has been live to run another day when I am injured. We like your blog because you are funny and human. We dont care what your times are or if you have to take a break, we all understand and have been there. Take your time to let it sink in and figure it out from there.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Amylee said...

Very heart breaking! However, now you KNOW what the problem is and that it CAN heal and get better. Take time off. Switch the plane tickets. Kick the ING New York Marathon's butt in November. It's the right thing to do. You'll see Boston next year.

Also, part of the reason your blog is successful is because you are REAL. Rockstars aren't real. Humans are. Way to be you.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Victoria (The District Chocoholic) said...

We'll still read. 'Cause you'll still have your spinning and swimming shenanigans. And general shenanigans.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:11 PM , OpenID athleticsandalcohol said...

Thinking of you! Stay strong

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:11 PM , Anonymous Ashley T said...

Oh my dear, I am so sorry to hear this. I have never commented before but have been a daily reader for months. PLEASE don't stop blogging....you are such an inspiration! I vote for hanging onto the tickets and kicking some tush in New York. You have every right to feel sad. But I have no doubt you will learn from this and you WILL hit your goal of a sub-3. Period.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:12 PM , Blogger Erin said...

I'm sending positive vibes your way, Janae!! Major bummer but I will still check in to read your randomness... Love it! I would switch the tix and I will see you in Boston in 2012. BOOM!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Natalie said...

That sucks, I'm so sorry. Boston will definitely be there next year. In the mean time take it easy and remember you'll kick that Boston marathon in the A** when you get to it!

I'll definitely still read. I think I'm slightly obsessed with stalking people's blogs! :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:16 PM , Anonymous Bethany said...

Janae! I am so sorry that you won't be able to go after your dream in Boston this year - But, before you know it, next year will roll around and you can DESTROY that marathon!!

Until then, soothe that injury with ice-cream and swedish fish, swap those plane tickets and set your sights on conquering New York! We're all behind you!

And please don't stop blogging! It is YOU that we all come back for! The fact that you write about running is just an added extra. Truthfully, it is not WHAT you write, but HOW you write that counts. Your personally really shines through in your writing. We all come back for YOU, the most adorable, funny, sweet and smart blogger ever. AND,more than that, you even made a story about pairing socks a worthwhile read, not everyone has your skill!

Praying for you, sending you love from England and looking forward to hearing about you flying through Boston 2012!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:17 PM , Blogger dana said...

switch your tickets and go kick some femoral stress fracture a** in NY! love you and your blog...even without Boston! 2012 will be your magical year, keep your chin up, you rock!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:17 PM , OpenID marathonsnmartinis said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your stress fracture. You are one tough cookie to run through that pain. I know that this has got to be so tough, but you are going to get back there next year, stronger than ever. I will keep reading and supporting!

If I were you, I'd switch the tix. Go to NYC and run that race. I think Boston would be too emotional (it would be for me), I think.

Hugs to you!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:18 PM , Blogger Amanda@runninghood said...

Wow, look at your support girlie! You are one loved lady! I doubt my comment will even matter with it being the 188th comment. I'm sorry janae. Trust that this will make you so much stronger. You'll have so much more fire and determination to fuel your running and you'll go on to do bigger and better than you ever dreamed possible. I have to go deal with screaming kids so I don't have much longer but know that I'm sending you love! And I say to save your money, cheer from afar and save your ticket for NY...which I could join you. And I say that a 1:30 period is bad A let alone iwth a stress fracture. I just hope to break 1:30 next race and I don't have a stress fracture so you surely believe it....YOu are a BAD A in every way! Huge HUGs!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:18 PM , Anonymous Katryn@rampantcuisine said...

You bet your sweet bippy I'll still be reading! Every post you write is fun and uplifting...you're always a runner at heart!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:18 PM , Blogger Rene' said...

Oh sweet running girl. You will be in Boston next year! I say cry and feel sad. That is okay and then embrace your recovery plan like you would a training plan. Now go cry and eat a yogurt Sunday!!! Big hugs your way!!!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM , Blogger Running Girl said...

I'm so sorry. You will get past this & continue to be your amazing self!

I would switch the tickets - you want to use that money for a race you can run.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM , Blogger Average A said...

This sucks, but this is not the end of you or your blog. I'm pretty sure 100% of us will keep reading. Get well soon!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM , Blogger SbMac said...

I hope you are smiling at all the hundreds of comments you are getting! You will come back from this 150% better and we will all be here following you and learning how to come back from an injury! We love you and will def. kep on reading!

 
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