Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 32: Tibial Yuckiness

Yesterday I only ran/walked a mile because I suspected shin splints in my left leg.  Still not sure if that is definitely the culprit of my pain, but it is beyond the normal soreness I would expect, so I decided to cool it.

I have become more aware of my body in general, especially during exercise.  I could feel that muscle moving while I ran, and it was not pleasant.  I walked more of it than I really wanted to, and still beat my mile pace.  I don't know if I want to count this mile pace, though, because it does seem like the shorter the distance the faster my pace, and this is the shortest distance I have EVER run.

Still, though, even though my leg hurt mildly throughout the day, I was looking forward to going, and did it anyway, but in a "smart" way.  If it still hurts on Monday, though, I'm going to do something other than running.  Possibly yoga.  I've been thinking about paying a personal trainer just for the next six weeks to help me get in shape for the 5K in July, and going to the gym and arranging that could also be a possibility.

PS:  My abs are STILL sore from Thursday.  I guess that's a good sign, but wow, I didn't even think I did that much!

The Workout:
Kiwanis Loop
1.09 miles
13:16 min/mi

1 comment:

  1. Snap girl! You are really working hard and keeping up with the exercising... That's awesome. I wish I was as dedicated as you. I need to work on that (and I am)!