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Day 37 Rt 66 Challenge: Why Didn't I Think of That!?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This morning after checking my email, I noticed that one of my Sparkfriends commented on my last blog. Over the last few blogs, I have talked about the shin pain that I have been having and how it has kept me from running. This person gave me the suggestion to use a foam roller on my calf muscle since a tight calf could be the cause of my pain. OMG! Why had I not thought of that! I immediately pulled out my foam roller and went to town on my calf muscle. OH WOW it hurt! Not the hurt of an injury but the hurt of a tight muscle being massaged out that makes you say “it hurts but it feels good.” I had actually started having slight pain again in my shin last night and put off running today because of it. After using the foam roller, my shin feels a million times better. I plan on using it again tonight to work on it some more. What I do not understand is why I did not think of it? How did I overlook that? I have that silly thing for a reason but for some reason it did not dawn on me to use it in this instance. I am SO thankful to JULISKA09 for the suggestion!
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    Oh hey hope that is working out for you! I need to get one for me to try! My go-to for sudden shin splints was always a new pair of shoes... If the shoes are old enough and you've put more than 500 miles on them and you can see some visible wear on the tread, that can be another cause of shin splint pain. I guess the shoes get to where they are not as supportive. I'm not a mechanical engineer, haha can't tell you how that works but the shopper in me likes that it does!

    (another) Julia

    1675 days ago
    How great is that!!!!
    1676 days ago
    You're welcome. Anything to help out. If you do PR, I expect to get full credit for everything though. emoticon
    1677 days ago
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