Thursday, October 1, 2009

Day 54 - Frost! all I have to say about this morning's weather! Luckily I warmed up quickly. The good news is that I got in all 5 miles of my hilly route and my toes/neuroma didn't hurt at all. The bad news is that I was painfully slow and my right shin still hurts. I took ibuprofen before bed, so that helped some. The pain eventually does go away (after about 4 miles). I've been icing like crazy and trying to rest. As much as you can rest taking care of 2 small children. I just don't know what else to do. I seriously considered skipping my run, but I've never done that. I didn't want to break my streak! Thank goodness for tapering and "long" run of only 9 miles this weekend. I've mentioned that I'm a worrier by nature and I can't help but worry about this. It hurts and I want it to go away! I'd go to the doctor, but I'm pretty sure I don't want to hear what he'd have to say. Not this close to the marathon, at least. So with that said, I'm accepting any and all healing prayers and words of wisdom!


Marlene said...

Hey, to answer your question about the SPIbelt: I strapped it tight around my hips, just below my tummy. I think having a little pudge there helped keep it in place. ;)It also helped to position the pouch right around the hip bone (off to the side).

(I hear you on the BRRRR!)

lindsay said...

sounds like you are trying all you can on the shin ache! :-/ are you also stretching your shins and calves a little extra? not wearing heels/uncomfortable shoes, right? i definitely gave up on wearing cute shoes a long time ago to help pamper my shins/calves.