I am struggling with running lately.
I am going to admit it here. I think I have shin splints.
Here is a picture of the area where I am in pain
The pain is in my left leg and anterior.
I can run about two miles before I have to walk some. Monday night I was able to get a five-mile run in. But it wasn’t all running. I had to walk a few times to stretch my leg.
Yesterday I felt pretty good, I did a lot of walking and stair climbing at work and my leg didn’t hurt too bad. So I went to the gym again last night.
I could hardly get half a mile in before the pain was unbearable. I mean bad.
I walked at a faster pace and raised the incline on the treadmill to still get some movement in.
OK. So maybe I should have taken a rest last night. But I thought I could do it. I plan on going running again tonight and I will see how it goes.
I found this colorful diagram on how to tape for shin splints.
I have never taped for an injury before. I am pretty skeptical about if it will work on not.
Here is a video that show how to tape shin splints.
I am going to try it and check in again to let you know how it went.
As I have stated before, I am planning on running a half marathon at the end of August, so this pain needs to go away!