I left this evening literally running out the door for a “quick run.” I should know better than to not warm up. My shins and knees will take a beating. But, I wanted to get moving and so I was running right away and feeling SO good. Then my shins started to ache, and kept aching. I knew I should probably walk so I did for a minute, then I was itching to keep running! I get on kicks of running but unfortunately they don’t last for that long (like a month at a time of more committed running) because after awhile my knees and shins just hurt too much. I had been really good though lately! I’ve been warming up, walk if I need to, take some magnesium after. Today, I just wanted to run so badly! I felt amazing cardiovascular-wise while running, but my right shin started to have sharp pain. I walked again for a second and stretched, then took off again. I ran for 25 minutes, and eventually the pain wasn’t bad, either I was warming up, or desensitizing to the pain. I was grateful just to be running, but kind of bummed as my lungs and heart felt so good but I felt like the shins were holding me back. Also, it was slightly rainy and cool-wonderful running conditions if you ask me. I told Joe and he mentioned a gym membership to workout without such high impact. Sounds pretty nice, but I don’t know about adding that to the budget right now. The plan for now is to get new shoes, even though I feel like I get them constantly, I think it’s been a year! I am also recommitting to warming up ALWAYS!
Any other tips for me? I have been doing some yoga too and I think that helps a lot!
“Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in.” Hebrews 12:2