|My Son's Snowman|
|Heading out for my run|
Of course because the rangers came to check out what the woman had told me, I saw them multiple times during my run, so that helped to make me feel safe. The one got out of his car to look down towards the lower trail. There was snow on the ground so it was slippery. Yep he fell. I tried not to laugh until I was far enough ahead of him. He got up and smiled at me so I knew he was ok. Other than that the run was uneventful. I was able to keep my footing pretty good, so that was a good thing. I ran a 11:41 pace and I am happy with that.
As soon as I got in the car a familiar pain came back. Yep my shins started to hurt. I could have cried. The last time I had this pain, well I stopped running for a long time. I texted Jodi who reminded me to stretch, Ice, and elevate it, which is exactly what I am doing right now. I am going to take a anti-inflammatory before heading to bed. She also asked when I got my shoes... and that is when I remembered - they are my marathon shoes, I need to replace them. So off to Second Sole to get a new pair. I got fitted for Asics. I was also informed that I Over-pronation when I run, so basically my arch goes flat and I need some more support. I hope that these shoes help!
Nothing scares me more than being benched because of shin splints. Yes I realize that they are not that bad of injury to have as a runner. However my motivation ran out the door last time I got these, and I don't want that to happen again. So I am going to be proactive about it this time. I have put it out to my runner friends to give me some ideas. I am going to ice, and take care of myself. I am going to fix this before it becomes a problem!
Suck It Up Cupcake and Move It!