Oh shin, shin from hell.Ugh.
Saturday: 10 mile long run But you knew about that!
Monday: Stroller run.
A 4 mile stroller run with the Dude to Wholefoods to buy some sprinkles so we could make these delicious chocolate things. Minimal shin pain. Wore Saucony Rides. I am smitten with their aqua beauty and hoping desperately that they work out.
Wednesday: 6 miles
An early morning run.I am SO motivated to run in the morning now it’s light again. NO pain. Just 6.3 happy miles in 56.51 at a 8.54 pace.
Thursday: 3 miles with running club
The Husband’s football game was at 10.30 (!!) so I got to go to running club. I ran the short run tonight as a test to see how my shins feel in my old Nikes. There was pain. More than I had anticipated.
All week, I had been hoping (and kind of planning on) running Lake Chabot Half on Saturday! I really want to do it. I have visions of myself bounding over the hills like a gazelle. I haven’t even been concerned about fitness, I would walk as and when I needed to. But this shin isn’t mending like I’d hoped. And I want it to mend. I want to run pain free, and soon! In addition, the Oakland Half is four weeks away – I don’t want to screw up Oakland by running injured on Saturday.I don’t want to do the Chabot 10k instead, so I’m going to drop out.
I am a bit gutted!! But this feels like a very wise, sensible,38-year old decision. Missing a race to be able to run happily in the future. Wise. But gutting.
On a perkier note, my Oiselle Long Roga shorts arrived this week. I fell between two sizes, so went for the smaller ones as motivation to lose the extra British weight. At present,I am still too chunky but I am thinking of Rogas every time I think about cake. Sometimes the thought even stops me indulging, I can’t wait to wear them.
Also, I bought a Living Social deal for 20 yoga lessons for $20…and somehow I got it for $10. I only need to go to one lesson to make it worthwhile…result! However they don’t have many early morning/evening classes upon inspection,so making it to one class may prove challenging. But my New Year Resolution to do six classes has taken a leap forward.
Come on shin…mend quickly, please. I have running to do!