Were you fitted for the shoes ? Even if they are a good brand of shoe, they might not be right for your feet. Blisters indicate that something doesn't fit right and you're experiencing friction. That friction is what causes the blister. So, you might consider being fitted for a different pair of shoe by a reputable running/walking or sports store.
When I started running, I went to my local running store to get fitted. I normally wear a size 9 shoe. In running shoes, I need a size 9.5. For years, I wore whatever fit. Little did I know that I was wearing the wrong size. You could be too.
For now, take it easy. You will not derail any of your efforts at long term weight loss because you have to lay off any exercise for a while. When it comes to losing weight, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition and portion control are what take the weight off and keep it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit. In short, you can't outrun a bad diet with exercise. If you want to lose weight, you have to eat right first.
What are you doing for strength training ? If you haven't been engaging in any strength training exercise, now would be a perfect time to start. You can strength train while your shin splints heal. If you're not sure where to start, check out the fitness section. Coach Nicole has a bunch of short 10-15 minute workouts you can try. There are also tens of thousands of workouts posted on YOUTUBE.
One thing you might try is Leslie Sanson's Walk Away the Pounds. She has some workouts posted on YOUTUBE you can try. that would be something you can do for cardio while your shin splints heal. If you have access to a pool, swimming or water aerobics are terrific exercises too.
Having shin splints doesn't mean you're dead in the water. You just have to modify your workouts a bit, that's all.
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 8/16/2014 (15:15)
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Shin splints are common if you're trying to do too much too soon, or if you're wearing bad shoes. Are you wearing shoes that fit properly and aren't worn out? Did you slowly progress up to the mileage and intensity you're currently at?
Here's an article about shin splints you might find helpful:
SInce starting my diet, I was walking a bunch and due to the type socks i was wearing, i started to get blisters, thinking they would turn into calluses I kept working out, until i couldnt walk with shoes on. That took over 3 weeks to fix
Now im back in the groove dropped about 15lbs walking close to 7 miles a day
decide to hit the treadmill and do 30 minutes 7% incline (since I remember julian fro the biggest loser saying you will lose more in you incline walk) If ihadnt gotten on that stupid treadmill Walking didnt cause this the incline i believe is culprit
Now i got such a bad shin splint that i cant walk without big time pain and now reading more about them i probably made it worse by walking a few laps yesterday but THIS IS BUMMING ME OUT
Im reading this could take a month or longer to straighten out and walking in my only exercise i like doing. guess ill look around the site to find other things i can do
BUT 2 injuries in a few months and Ive always walked and never had problems like this
Im taking advil and icing my shin splint and hope this is a few day thing not a few month thing
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