Saturday, May 14, 2011

Me Bum Leg

I have shin splints :(

Remember how I thought it would be a wonderful idea to run 6 miles last Saturday when I've only ran 3 at the most? Well I'm now paying the price. My right outer lower leg is killing me!

I took most of the week off and went for a run with mama on Thursday. Right away my leg was burning and hurting. I tried to run through in, but by the end of the 2 mile run I was a gimp. Now my leg is aching pretty much all the time. Dang leg.

So, I'm going to take it easy because I have my 1st 5K next weekend. I'm going to rest, ice, and use Cory's blue goo stuff he swears by. I'm also going to try and stretch better and look into getting some new shoes. My Walmart ones just aren't cutting it anymore. I'm going to try Jillian Michael's Shred video tonight so I'm not a total slacker.

Running injuries suck.


MrsQ318 said...

Sorry about your leg. :(
Hope it gets better soon!

Is the blue goo stuff mineral ice? I only ask because I use it and I know that it is blue and goo-like. lol

Katie @ Parker Report said...

Aw thanks!

The blue goo literally says "Blue Goo" on the label lol. What is mineral ice? I might need to try that because Blue Goo isn't really helping too much!

Running Mama said...

They do suck. I got injured a few days before Christmas (just after starting my 10k training), so I didn't want to quit. I ended up running on it for a month and a half...not smart! Caused me more pain, and I couldn't do the 10k. Don't be stubborn. :) Take however long you need, it's worth it in the end, and patience is a virtue. :)

Good luck.