After two hours at a doctor's office (and only about 10 minutes total with said staff and doctor) those words are what is scrawled along the bottom of the paper they hand me as I check out.
Rest. Ice. Elevate.
I'm glad it isn't a fracture. Well - we don't think it is. The radiologist will read it and get back with me next week. I don't want it to be a fracture, but the dull ache is one that I recognize from previous similar injuries. Of course, this whole training ballgame is different. I can't depend fully on what I have known before.
So rest. Of course I am interpreting "rest" as don't walk 16 miles this weekend (as planned). I joined the gym again this morning. I'll be there - on a bike and/or elliptical for the same amount of time I would have been walking. If you think I'm slowing down one bit then you don't know me very well.