So, after a week of sitting around, initially immobile with pain and then zonkd to the eyeballs with opiod pain relief, and alternating between denial and frustration, I have decided it is time to stop feeling sorry for myself and get on with what I can do. Drs have said at least 4 weeks off running and 6 off lifting etc, which is a bit of a bugger for my marathon training. I have been sternly warned about not cheating on that, and despite many hours of searching on the internet, have not found any athlete who says anything different.
However, that does not necessarily mean I have to just slump on the couch in a gouched out haze of drowsy bitterness. So...
1.) am resuming the marathong training plan, but just walking rather than running. Dr says I am fine to walk as much as I want. While this isn't going to do a great deal for my running it will have some cardio benefit, and will keep me focused on a routine and committing the time.
2.) can't do anything that involves arms/shoulders/chest, which rules out a lot of core work, but can still do leg work, so am working out circuits of squats (hooray!), lunges, calf raises etc. From now on, every day is leg day.
haha. In 6 weeks time I'm going to have thighs like treetrunks with this puny pipecleaner armed upper body, but it's all better than nothing.