Monday, October 12, 2009

Shin splints!

Hi everyone! This is a lame excuse of a post (no photos, just a lot of me rambling on!), but I just wanted to check in and let you know that I'm back from my out-of-town shows. They went OK--nothing spectacular and honestly not the most fun I've ever had but sometimes work is just work, right? Even when that includes playing in a band. But I tasted an excellent beer with a photo to come, had an amazing (and free!) meal of roasted chicken breast, fingerling potatoes, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and peas (no photo--sorry!) and went for a 55 minute run/walk on Saturday morning.

Other than that, I got home on "Saturday night" (aka Sunday early morning) at 2:30am and went to bed at 3:30am because I wanted to unpack everything! Today after church I went out for a 5.25 mile run. It turned into a run/walk and it took me 58:15. I know this isn't exactly breaking any records but it's a decently long run for me. And I decided to time myself and then to compete against myself, run the exact same course and try to improve my time!

My question for all of you is about shin splints. For me, I only get them on the inside of my left leg and nothing else ever hurts. No knee pain, ankle pain, the right leg is fine, etc. What could be causing this? I've read a little about it on-line and the only thing I can figure is that I need to go get real running shoes from a store where they measure my stride and so forth. I will do this as soon as possible, but until then, does anyone have any advice? I have been icing after runs and it helps a little. Have you ever had problems with shin splints? What did you do about it? Do they still bother you?

Well, I do have some pictures for you from the past few days that I'll try to get up tomorrow. I'm teaching quite a bit though, so it might be late. Now I'm going to read a bit before bed since I have to be up in a little over 6 hours, which is also why I didn't want to put a full post up.

However, in the meantime check out these giveaways:

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Jamie is also giving away Kathy Ireland Skin Care products.

Good night!


3 comments:

  1. Great job on the run lady!! Sorry about your shin splints. The best advice I have is make sure you're not increasing your mileage too quickly; I ended up with stress fractures in both shins from doing that when I was 14. I think you're dead on in needing to get real running shoes. I'd try to do that ASAP. Other than that, keep icing and maybe try running on the grass instead of sidewalk or road for a while. Hope that helps!

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  2. Sorry about the shin splints! I don't have any experience with them. But I say take it slow: don't increase your mileage/time too fast-that can lead to injury. I also think good running shoes are a complete necessity! :)

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  3. I've had shin splints quite a few times, some things which have helped are trying to run on grass or proper tracks and letting them heal properley before you resume running.. I've also heard cranberry juice is good for helping heal them but I've not tried that one out yet! hope you feel better soon, shin splints are horrid!

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