I’ve been in this boat before… a few times. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the water, but I don’t EVER want to be in this boat again.
When I first started running & training for my first half marathon, I started to get tender shins. I had no idea what it was and I took a week or 2 off and then tried to start again with my training plan. I ended up with a small stress fracture in my tibia 😦 Season DONE.
Then about a year later, while training for another half, I started to get tender shins again. I took the month before the race off and made it through race day. That was my 2nd half. I’ve done 7 halves to date and have my 8th in less than a month.
Guess what’s creeping up again? Tender/sore tibias 😦 Tender to the touch in a couple spots.
I’ve started to ice them in the hopes that it will help heal them faster, but its a slow process and over the past couple days, I’ve noticed that my calves seem to be winding up to the point of painful tightness and it hurts to straighten my legs to walk. They’re tight and sore and I had my cousin try to massage/dig her thumbs in them tonight. She said they don’t feel exceptionally tight, but if she applied any pressure, I was DYING.
What’s a girl to do!?