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! 🙂
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
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