Friday, October 12, 2012
It's been awhile.
Although I'll admit that my "mini-break" from Spark was refreshing, it had its consequences. Honestly, I've allowed my emotions to control me. I've been upset that my shins haven't healed. I've been a little depressed because I thought that I should take time off after my race to allow them to heal; however. this wasn't something I wanted because I was hoping that this race would renew my motivation. So, while some emotional eating has occurred, I will say that I've managed to stop when I felt full.
Yesterday, I went to the running store to talk with the owner about my shin splints. The guy is super nice, and he explains everything. He took a look at my calves and said "You have nice slender calves, but unfortunately, that probably means that you don't have much muscle there." (I'll take that complement! Ha!) So, he suggested ST, continued foam rolling, and compression sleeves. I wore the sleeves last night, and it made SUCH a difference. I woke up this morning with no pain. Amazing!
I got a little too excited about the good news, and I stubbed my toe. I'm not sure if it's broken or just bruised. Just my luck though! Haha. The good news - it doesn't really hurt. It just looks bad. I am still going to run/walk my race tomorrow morning. I will do my best. My only goal is to finish. (Ahh, I'm SO nervous about tomorrow morning!)
Anyways, that's what's been going on. I truly hope that this 5K will rejuvenate me. When I get back, I am going to get a gym membership to focus on ST and other cardio to alleviate the calves. I'm determined to get these babies healthy again!
Hope every one is doing well, and I hope you have a great weekend!