Oh how I HATE thee….

….let me count the ways!
I want to take a saw and cut my shins off!! Can you believe this nonsense!! Let’s run through it…

1. I have new shoes
2. I have new inserts
3. I have KT Tape
4. I have calf sleeves (highly recommended at my local running store)
I still couldn’t get through my run today! I got through 1 mile and had to stop because of pain. I never knew how deeply I could be pissed until today! I rested a whole month….a MONTH! This is what I get???

All I did was some box jumps at CrossFit some time in the last two weeks….and they have come back! I said before no explosive moves fore, but it’s official…I’m done! I’m not willing to risk other goals of mine for box jumps or DUs.

So…of I go back to the bench and rest until otherwise advised. (The great thing about being a PA…I can make my own decisions regarding my rest time and when I can go back.😉)

This is what I’ll be staring at for a while, but I don’t plan on being here forever….

20140426-132348.jpgi just want to CRY because I’m so frustrated!!😢

It’s hard to keep this in mind…

20140426-132809.jpgbecause my next race (ie next week) will be a walk! (And my vanity is SCREAMING right now!!)
I’m going to focus on the fact that I CAN walk and WILL run again, unlike some other misfortune people out there!

Has there been a goal that you can’t /won’t reach because of injury?

Wimpy, wimpy, WIM-py…..

Yesterday was a good workout but I felt kind of wimpy because I didn’t do DUs. Stinking shins…..

I used the KT Tape but remember it started coming off when I started sweating. SN: folks….it doesn’t take that long for THAT to happen!!!!.

Shins felt so-so….

I came home pissed off at the idea of not being able to run for awhile…AGAIN!!!!

But you know what got my mind off of it??? HUBBY!! No…not THAT way…..! THIS way…

20140425-193228.jpgMy hubby is the BEST chef I know! (No…seriously..he used to be a chef!) He can whip up anything I want, ANYTIME! This Cubanese* dish consisted of stir fried filet mignon with fresh English peas, onions, and snow peas, over a (small) bed of rice. Oh…and some of those Chinese crispy rice noodles to add a little crunch! Don’t forget a (small) glass of Cabernet Sauvignon to finish the dish. 🍷

TRIPLE OMG in my book!!!

SN: This is what we call “CUBANese, instead of JAPANese, because Miguel is Cuban- American and this is a Japanese inspired meal.
You like that??? That’s a Miguel ORIGINAL! He’s that guy…making up words that CRACK me up!! Another smart a** in the HOUSE!!

I’m INCREDIBLY lucky and BLESSED to have a hubby that cooks for me…ALL the time! (No…seriously….I don’t cook. Not unless you consider microwaving cooking!). I felt better after this meal. It was comfort food that comforted my achy shins. 😃
I will blog more on “Mig’s Meals” as they come. It will be great and you’re going to want to come over!!! 😉

I sit here mentally preparing for the 5k tomorrow with Julian. Keep you posted on how “they” held up!

20140425-195131.jpg My new compression for shins. PLEASE God, let his work!!!!#prayers

What are your weekend plans?
Any workout plans?

They’re HEEEE-RE!!

….it’s official! THEY.are.BACK! Yep…you guessed it…SHIN SPLINTS! I didn’t think it was possible. I felt it was coming back, but I was hoping that I was wrong. I ran the other day and it that old feeling was there. All I could think of was “DAMN!!!”.

I decided to try a new (to me) tape. I normally use Rock Tape

20140424-214357.jpg for my shoulders and my shins. I did a desperate attempt Google search to find more about KT Tape

These opinions are mine from my experience with both products:
I liked the KT Tape technique for taping posterior shin splints, but I didn’t like the tape as much as Rock Tape. KT Tape didn’t seem to have time same endurance as Rock Tape. Meaning…it started falling off the MINUTE I started sweating. KT Tape provided great compression and it felt good while running. So, I’m thinking I could use Rock tape WITH KT Tape technique. What do you think?? Can’t hurt, I guess….

I’ve also heard that my local running store has shin splint sleeves, maybe for those that have chronic issues (ie ME)…so I might have to go get those and try them out. I’ll keep you posted…..

I’d do anything to make sure I didn’t have to rest for another month! At least with my 8 week shoulder rest from injury, I could still do other things. Kinda need your lower legs for many things!

What do you think? Am I on the right track?

Should I rest again ????