In the end it is not that bad…nothing broken or cracked. They actually checked me for a cracked sternum, but it is just badly bruised with some damage to the cartilage in the area. It isn’t too serious and I have done two 9km runs this week without much pain but it hurts like hell when I tie my shoes.
The red area shows where I have some damage.
Anyway, I decided to do a complete checkup while I was at the doctor. His verdict: I am in prime shape and in much better condition than 90% of the people 20 years younger than me that he sees. Go me! He also added that I am in prime shape mentally as well, strong, positive and happy. He then made my day. “It’s all because you run. Running keeps you in shape physically and mentally” was his wise very well accepted by me words. Yes, of course he is a runner himself, I won’t go to a non-running doctor.
I posted about this earlier in the year. We runners are in much better shape than we think or realize we are. You can read that post here.
So, today I salute all of you (and myself), because you are in such great shape! Hats off to us all!