I am a very athletic 44 yo woman. I was thrown from my horse and fractured L2-L5 and have spondo in the lumbar spine as well. I've always been very athletic - running, cycling, weight lifting (pretty heavy duty) and riding horses. I am wondering what my future holds in terms of exercise. I've been walking (slowly, it takes me about 16 minutes to walk a mile right now!) but when can I get back to my normal very active self? I was thrown on Monday night so I know it hasn't been long but this is the longest I've gone without intense physical activity.