So, guess what? It's a stress fracture after all.
I've still not seen the doctor which was fine but of course I missed his call so all I have is that it is on a metatarsal (but he didn't say which one -- but from the pain it is middle to right of right foot), just continue to do NO high impact anything (easy enough since it hurts) and come back in 4 weeks or sooner if it gets worse.
I think it is getting worse. My ankle hurts -- so I'm not sure why that is if the stress fracture is in the foot. The only thing I can think of is that I'm walking weird to favor my foot.
Anyway, Plan B is looking trickier and trickier -- so I've come up with a loosely thought through Plan C. Will share later.
I'll keep with spinning - because it does burn off steam -- but I'm also not entirely sure I should. Sometimes when I stand it hurts. Duh, I know. I shouldn't stand. That's probably best. And I'm such a dork, in every spin class (I'm still such a dork because I have trouble adjusting the bike so people actually help me which is very nice) I feel the need to tell someone I'm a runner. Like anyone cares but me.
I'm just so mad at myself. I was so darned careful for two years of running. So careful. One week I blow it and poof -- there goes my foot.
And now almost 4 weeks into this I'm very fussy.