Friday, June 10, 2011

Stress Fracture In, Pogo Sticking Out?

So I've upped my game, since I got ridiculously far behind on my pogo sticking efforts in May. I realized I needed to do about 3,000 pogo hops for most of June. So, I did 5 miles on my pogo stick in 5 days. Super proud of myself!

But.......a couple of days ago my right foot started hurting. And if you know me at all you'll know I HATE talking about feet. I don't know why, but I do know it's genetic! :) So, this is going to be painful to write in terms of my own comfort, but I want to share with you what is happening because I said I would.

Anyway, it was hurting significantly on Monday. So, I took Tuesday off. Wednesday I went back to my 3,000 hops and reached over 8 miles! And then yesterday I couldn't put any weight on my right foot. Oh no.

Sounds like a stress fracture. Causes of a stress fracture -

"Stress fractures are caused by the repetitive application of force, often by overuse — such as repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances."
Can anyone say pogo sticking?

My husband has a medical background so I've been pounding him with questions. What if I pogo without putting much weight on my foot? What if its wrapped up? What if I do it anyway like I have been? What if it breaks and I DON'T get a cast???

Because of course, as Mr. Responsible (who I greatly respect and am thankful for), he told me to stop pogo sticking now and if I don't I'll break my foot and then I'll have to be in a cast for the rest of the summer. And wearing a cast in 90 degree weather is worse than pogo sticking in 90 degree weather.

I'm thinking maybe it's bruised and NOT a stress fracture. I did the hop test and it didn't hurt until after I stopped jumping. I bet it's not a stress fracture.

Just to make extra sure I could still pogo stick, even if it was a stress fracture, I found someone very similar to me who had a stress fracture last summer and she gave me hints on how to protect myself while still achieving my goal.

I'm going to go with her suggestions. :)

And hate every second of telling my husband if I do indeed break my foot.

It's just a foot.

Here's to 8.8 miles down and 17.2 to go.


  1. Praying your foot holds firm...or you get a mighty creative solution - like when Moses was too tired to hold up his hands, so he sat down on a rock and Aaron and Hur held them up so the Israelites could win the battle...praying for God to bring an Aaron and Hur alongside you so you can win this battle! :)(Is it possible to pogo on one foot - if so, would that be a solo pogo or unipogo? ;)

  2. Thank you for your prayers Andrea. That's a great prayer and comparison with Moses, Aaron and Hur. Thank you!

    And, I love the one foot pogo suggestions! Solo pogo is my favorite!

    I'm feeling MUCH better too, which is AWESOME!

    Thank you so much for your support.

  3. Maybe you could invent a recumbent pogo stick or something?