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Shin Spints are GONE!

Friday, March 14, 2008

YAHOO they're finally gone!! The last time I ran was Feb 23rd, it was such a beautiful day and I just couldn't stop... I ran about 2k farther than what I should have, pushed myself a little too hard and paid for it BIG TIME with shin splints. The stupidest thing is that I ran that much farther when I could feel the splints at the start of the run... DUH I know I have no one to blame but myself. So I've been a good girl, rested by not running, iced when I think of it and they're HEALED!! I kept up with my step, yoga, pilates, athletic drill and Kick-boxing classes. And I haven't felt them at all! And I would normally feel them during kick-boxing!
Im so excited to get back into it because the weather has been BEAUTIFUL! (Watch... I've probably just jinxed myself LOL) It was +12c today (54f?) Plus I've been doing really well with the whole weight loss thing, even without running, so it can only get better!
I keep drilling into my head how I need to take it SLOW! Take my time and build things back up. I'm going to go and get properly fitted for running shoes The closest Wal-Mart, Footlocker, Sears etc is 2 hours away and I've just discovered an actual "running store" I didn't know about. I've also read Chi-Running with Danny Dreyer ( http://www.chirunning.com ) and can't wait to start practicing.
I hope tomorrow is nice... cause I've got the ITCH! Wish me luck!
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    I had these horribly after officer candidate school--so bad I could barely walk for 2 weeks (running in combat boots carrying heavy loads was the cause). But now as long as I start workout regimens slowly I have little problem with them. So they do heal, but I'm not sure they ever fully go away...

    Well done on nursing yourself back to health, and being patient along the way. Enjoy your first run back!! :-)
    4881 days ago
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