Wednesday, February 17, 2010
It's icy out there. We've been enjoying some warm weather and rediscovering our roads and sidewalks again. But it's still icy out there. That, I discovered, is the best way to get yet another week off running.
My shin is beginning to feel like I could abuse it again, and I slip on the ice. I fall down. I go to the hospital. I get casted for a fracture. Four weeks is not too long, but my first real race ever is in five weeks.
I'm going out to run anyway. I figure the throbbing will go away soon. I'll give it a few more days and get back outside.
Obstacles. Gotta love them, I guess.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I've been nursing a shin splint in my right leg the last week and a half. I've never had one before and I must say that it's a nuisance. I want to run. I can't run. It's a real bummer, let me tell you.
Just to be good, I have been riding the bike at the gym, just to keep up with some kind of cardio. I am going to have to get back into the running slowly, so I need something else to keep me from falling too far behind the level I want to be.
It's my own fault this happened. I started to run too far, too fast, in a short space of time. Most mornings I am running on snowy, icy, uneven pavement. What should I expect? In reality, I don't run fast. I should say, so what? I've decided I am going to learn my lesson. Yes, I think I will learn my lesson.
Sean and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last week. My hubby, my medic, was kind enough to spoil me with a box of band aids, a tensor bandage, and a box of sports tape. I know. I know. It's too romantic for life. It was the best gift ever!!!! Mind you, I didn't know what to say about the band aids.....like he is anticipating I will fall and scrape my knee.
But it's amazing how great sports tape is. I think it is my new best friend. I love my sports tape. I love how sporty I feel just saying I own AND use sports tape.