Days 2 & 3 of 1/2 marathon training… ugh!



Good evening everyone!  Today was crazy busy at work so I am happy to be relaxing at Erie Island Coffee with a hot cup of decaf and the conversations of others in the background.  Aaahhhh!

So I yesterday was day 2 and it was a rest day.  I moved apartments last night so that took ALL my time after work! I will have a really pretty view now and can see clear down to the park!  While I was a work yesterday I went to squat down to pick something up off the floor and I felt an awful sharp pain shoot through the anterior medial (front middle) side of my shin.  I continued to feel the quick sharp pain sporadically through out the day.  I knew exactly what it was….SHIN SPLINTS!!!!  I have been running for about a week or two already and when I get that runner’s high I just can’t quit.  Not good as the experts suggest increasing you mileage by NO MORE THAN 10%.  I don’t listen very well sometimes so now I am paying the price.   Also, I will be the first to admit that I need to purchase new running shoes.  I thought the ones I had could get me by a little longer but apparently not.  So tonight and the next 6 days will be dedicated to TONS of stretching, yoga and biking.  I want to keep up the cardio and really need to be stretching like a mad woman Every. Single. Day.

I have never had shin splints before so this really is a set back and I don’t want it to be a mental one that derails me in the beginning of my training.

There are all sorts of YouTube videos about yoga for running.  I am not a personal trainer (yet) so I will not be suggesting any particular one.  There are plenty though!  🙂

Runner’s World has a great article all about shin splints and how to prevent and treat them.

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So I will keep you updated on the progress of the crappy shin splints and tips I will be sure to be asking the physical therapists at the hospital where I work!  So for now it will be R.I.C.E

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

Along with yoga, biking and a foam roller too!  Foam rollers are great to work the kinks out of you muscles and help break up the fascia (a thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ.)

Wish me luck!

Good night my friends and I will talk with you tomorrow!


“Give what you have.  To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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