Shin splints…. aren’t they just the best thing ever? Especially when you’re attempting to carry out a simple task as a long (supposedly easy) run? No, they suck.
I ran just over 10km this morning in aid of Janathon and my health (not in that order), and it wasn’t easy. I had pain in my shins for about half the time and it wasn’t until then that they finally went numb and allowed me to complete the run in relative comfort. It sucks because I find myself wanting to stop not because I’m out of breath, but because I’m a wimp with the pain.
Just gotta keep stretching and they’ll go away in time. They always do.
Also, you may or may not have noticed that all of my runs are on a treadmill at the moment. That’s because I haven’t been running in a few months and I’m now a bit of a fatty. My confidence is shaken and I don’t want to run on the roads until I feel a bit better in myself and my running. I’m hoping I’ll be doing my long runs on the roads in the next couple of weeks but we’ll see how things work out.
Pain and lack of confidence aren’t going to stop me from succeeding though and I will continue to plod along to bring myself back to where I used to be! Yo-yo dieting? pfffft. I’m a yo-yo runner!
Besides the run it’s been a nice relaxing day chilling out with my family and having a lovely roast dinner. I’m looking forward to another day off tomorrow before returning to a four-day work week.
I’m off to read some Janathon blogs now! Good luck to all my fellow Janathoners and keep up the good work.
Distance Covered Today: 10.23km
Total for the Month: 15.96km