If you have been following my blog for a long time, then you are well aware that I tend to get shin splints often. If you are new to my blog, then now you know that I tend to get shin splints often. 😉 They are nothing new to me and they started long before I started running. I would get them REALLY bad in my cheerleading days.
To my surprise, I managed to make it through all of my rock n roll training with zero shin pain. I thought I was in the clear for Ragnar, but my body had other plans. I woke up Saturday morning with freaking shin splints. Luckily, I have had them so many times so I am able to catch them early now. My brain is tuned in to any aches an pains in that region.
The pain is pretty mild right now, so I’m sure I’ll be totally fine for Ragnar. To play it safe, I rested this weekend. I spent my time compressing, icing, compressing and compressing some more. Zensah, I seriously love you.
Since I didn’t run like I had planned, I had some time to GO SHOPPING. I desperately had to finish buying my outfits for Ragnar. Two words: Mission Accomplished.
Target was neon and tacky patterned heaven!! I also picked up some sunscreen, athletic tape (in case my shins keep bothering me) and neon pink nail polish. The only thing I have left to buy is junk food! I’ll do that later this week.
4 days babyyyy!!!!
Big BIG congrats to Erika who completed her first half ironman this weekend!! Such a badass!