Mama Sonshine

thoughts from a mother of boys, a wife, a scientist and an artist

Running Log ~ May 28th

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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

Area of shin splints

Click Pic for where I found this drawing

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.

Taping for Shin Splints

Click Pic for source and taping directions

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!

 

Running Motivation

 

Just. Keep. Running.

Another Mother Runner Half Marathon Training Program can be found here

C25K interval information can be found here

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