So guess who has shin splints?
Ow they hurt. Whenever anyone mentioned them in the past, I never really thought much of it since I had never experienced them. But now that I'm starting to, I felt the need to whine.
I feel like my running is coming to a quick end. Or at least a quick break. I've been at it for four weeks and have been doing well. I am proud of myself for sticking with it and continuing, even though it's getting harder and I feel like quitting more often. Overall, I don't have many complaints about running. Until last night that is. I went for a "baby" run since I wasn't feeling that good and by the time I got back, my shins were hurting. I figured it would pass quickly but nope, they hurt all evening long.
And still some this morning. Ugh.
So other than whining about my sore legs, I also wanted to ask for help. I really don't know much about shin splints or anything to do with exercising really. What do I do to make them feel better? Do I need to stop running? For how long? Can I prevent it from happening again when I start running back up? Any tips or advice?
To give you a bit more info about my running:
- I go three times a week, usually Monday-Wednesday-Friday
- I run/walk for about 30 minutes each time
- I have decent Nike running shoes
- I run on a dirt road
- I try and do my stretches beforehand but occasionally forget