Hi! I just watched your vlog. You're suuuuper cute hahaha! I'm sorry you couldn't sleep! I hate it when that happens.
My shin splints are still bothering me as well... I have completely stopped running, and have just been walking and riding my bike as much as possible. I'm not really sure how long they last, there is an article on SP, and it describes it a little bit, and it says it only takes about 7-10 days to heal, but I've been out of commission for over three weeks! My cousin who is an avid runner says they can last for months sometimes! I talked to another friend and she suggested compression socks. She explained them as sort of keeping everything just a little bit tighter so your joints and things don't get so jostled around.
Have you considered volunteering at the YMCA? You can volunteer there for a few hours a month and either get a discount or a full membership and they have some GREAT classes there. Spinning, zumba, a pool, etc. Just a thought!!! Then you can switch it up with your workout routine! I hope your shin splints heal quickly... if you hear any tips, please pass them on to me!!!!!!!
Here's the article I found on SP. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/heal th_a-z_detail.asp?AZ=423&iPage=1
I measured my own feet to just double check using the sizing guidelines on the site (I can go anything from a 6.5 to an 8!). There was a search for high arched running shoes which I really need and they feel perfect tbh! Definitely made a difference to the ones I tried on in the shop. No problems as of yet~ I loves 'em.
Umm I just looked on the currency converter thinger and it says around 50 usd? It isn't too bad in my opinion, cheaper than I expected to pay anyway!