Thursday, August 30, 2012
So now that we've reached the point in the story where I've discovered my true love - running , along comes the antagonist to wrench us apart - shin splints. How do I conquor this evil villain?
I've already recieved the worst advice - stop running. Come on people, I have to believe there's a happy ever after for my love and I at the end of this story. Don't dash my dreams here.
I've read that stretching before the run helps but I've also read that you shouldn't stretch till afterwards but that you should warm up first - which I do. I walk for 5 min per our courtship guidelines (i.e. C25K). Should I stretch before the 5 min, in between the 5 min and the first jog, or only after?
Also I've read that it could be my shoes. This could be the deal breaker here people. I'm too broke for the fancy smanchy footwear. If my $70 nikes aren't good enough for Running then Running is gonna have to find someone else! I mean they fit fine, I don't feel any pain when I'm not running or any other pain besides the shin splints. But I didn't have them custom made.
So any other thoughts about how I can stay in this relationship which I'm fully committed to in every other way?