It takes six weeks for a broken bone to heal. I'm four weeks in.
Sorry to hear that. I didn't know a stress fracture took that long to stop hurting. Heal quickly.
Have you made the Go/NoGo decision about Leadville this year yet? And if so, have you developed a strategy for returning over Hope Pass before the Cut-off?
Stress fractures stop hurting quite quickly (I haven't had any pain for a couple weeks). That's the problem. The healing takes 6 weeks like any other break. So, the possibility for re-injury is quite high. I'll give it the full six weeks.
I never thought going back to Leadville this year was a happening thing. Doesn't look like next year is in the cards either as I very much doubt I'll be done with my dissertation by then. 2020 is possible but, honestly, if I never go back, I don't think I'll consider it a missed opportunity. Sure, I'd like to give it another go but only if prepared. I'm not sure I'll ever be in the kind of shape required to complete it again.
Well good for you. That's a difficult decision. But having coped with the discouraging effects of age longer than you, I commend you for making the rational decision.
There's a good article
on quitting in a timely manner in the NYTimes this week that you might find appropriate....
....I’m not talking about the spectacular #epicfail stories that are so in vogue, with successful entrepreneurs sharing their crash-and-burn experiences as a rite of passage at FailCons around the world....I’m talking about quitting before the going gets tough. Leaning out. Not pushing yourself beyond what you think you can do....So un-American, right?