Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Okay, so I've been MIA for a while again. Sorry about that, folks. The fact of the matter is that I am taking a week off from running, and thus . . . I don't have a whole lot to blog about.

As you may recall, I am currently suffering from death-ass-shin syndrome on my right leg. In a half-assed attempt to "fix my leg," I took a couple days off from running late last week (Friday and Saturday) . . . and then finally attempted my long run of "12 miles" on Sunday evening around 7:30 p.m. Coincidentally enough, this happened to be IMMEDIATELY after one of my soccer games (great planning there, Irish). In case anyone out there is wondering, this is a terrible, terrible idea. Do not attempt a long run after playing competitive soccer!

Anyway, long story short--my shin got so bad during the run that I practically had tears streaming down my face. Considering the horrific humidity we were up against--combined with tired legs--combined with my awful shin pain, Wilson and I quit after running just 5 miles. I was semi-convinced I would never walk again. But I did. In fact, I've even played a soccer game since then. But sadly, I have not run.

My plan is to take the week off from running (but not soccer--running on the grass is actually bearable) . . . then I will give things a go on Saturday, and attempt my long run. But until then, there will be no running for this chick. Bummer. Oh well, I guess some time off now is better than not being able to run come October 12, eh?


Meg said...

Feel better soon! I'm glad you're okay to play soccer and run on the grass. I'm sure without that release you'd go crazy!

Rachel said...

Hope you feel better soon! Shin pain is no fun!!

Laura said...

Ouch - good luck!!!

Leslie said...

One piece of advice: If you're practically alergic to the heat and humidity like I am, plan to run really early in the morning for your long runs. Planning ahead and getting out there during the coolest part of the day is much better than waiting for the late afternoon and wondering when and if it's ever going to cool down enough to fit your run in. It's a little sacrifice, but will make a big difference in the long run. Take care, Irish.

*jen* said...

Yikes. I know your pain all too well. That is no kind of fun. I hope your legs are back to normal asap!!