It turns out I do NOT have a stress fracture!
But I do get to wear some fancy sports tape!
I stopped running almost 6 weeks ago after experiencing some serious shin pain in my left leg. I decided to err on the side of caution and stop running because I was worried I had developed a stress fracture. I was able to confirm with a doctor this week that I have no structural damage to my bones, and the pain I have been experiencing is muscle/soft tissue damage. I was given the green light today so this coming week I will be able to start training again. Music to my ears!