I’ve been trying to train for this 5k, but I’ve been running into shin splints issues (no pun intended lol). I took a break from running most of last week to heal my shins and then I decide to run a mile on the treadmill yesterday. I was feeling slight pain in my shins afterwards, and now this morning they are worse! What the f*ck?!
I am never going to be able to run a 5k if I keep getting shin splints like this. I may need to take advice from you readers and get fitted for shoes! I HAVE to. I cannot stand having this pain anymore and all it’s doing is setting me back from running.
I am going to go as soon as possible! This is so frustrating!
As I was running on the treadmill on Tuesday I felt SHARP pain on the inside of my lower legs, between my calves and shins. The pain was intense and throbbing. I tried to walk it off and then try to do interval sprints but the pain was too much so I had to stop. FREAKING. SHIN SPLINTS. Because I have shin splints right now I haven’t been able to do my leg press workouts or run for the past 2 days. *sigh* This has set me back a little and it’s frustrating. I guess my body is telling me that I need to rest. I’ve also been icing it for the past 2 days.
What’s even more frustrating is that I haven’t officially lost any weight. Have I gained muscle? Aabsolutely. I’M BENCHING 100LBS NOW! My theory is that as of right now I’ve replaced fat with some muscle which is why my weight hasn’t gone down. Even though I haven’t lost weight, I am going to start taking measurements and see if I am losing inches.
Gotta keep moving and stay motivated!