Tamara’s Weekend Update & Daily Post – UGH!!!!!!

Jeff posted about our Saturday run in his post…I really was shocked when my left shin began hurting with the first step I took. The pain was dull the entire run and slowly progressed as I got closer to finishing. When I stopped at 7.2 miles it felt fine, then only a few minutes later the pain hit me like a ton of bricks. I applied ice, but it didn’t help much. When I went to the grocery store an hour or so later I was practically in tears as I leaned on the cart and quickly got my things. Here I am 2 days later and it is nothing short of VERY PAINFUL…and I am emotionally a wreck! How did I get a shin splint so quickly? I have had them before but never this painful…well, just once…around 1996, I think, I didn’t know what it was so I kept running until I couldn’t run anymore…when I finally went to the doctor it was a stress fracture. This feels like that. I wouldn’t be so upset if I wasn’t signed up to run a 10 miler in 5 days!!! It is going to be very depressing if I can’t run it… I am going to keep icing it and taking advil. Also going to make a doctors appointment to see about an xray in case it doesn’t get better before Saturday…I am so sad about this… Last summer I was signed up for the Woodrow Wilson 1/2 Marathon and couldn’t run it due to a non-running related injury to my foot at the beach in Maine. Am I just doomed when it comes to long distances??