About two weeks before Rocky Raccoon, my left leg was feeling some pain in the quadriceps area. I told myself it was a muscle problem, but the back of my mind was thinking about the possibility of a stress fracture. However, it was taper time and with the reduced mileage, the discomfort wasn't getting any worse. Then I ran 89 miles on it and fell on it twice. I know that impact will not cause a stress fracture, but maybe it exacerbates it? Anyways, I had an officially diagnosed femoral neck stress fracture about nine years ago that had me on crutches for eight weeks. That time I just kept on running until the pain got so bad that I couldn't run and could barely walk. This time I'm going to treat it like a stress fracture early, while I can still do alternative cardio. I'm hoping this is a misdiagnosis and that it is only a deep muscle/bone bruise and that I can resume running after a week or two. Right now it looks like Way Too Cool is a 50/50 shot.