As some of you saw I had attempted week 4 Run 1 a few days ago and failed.

Today I did it!! Thank you to everyone that posted and gave me some sympathy and the support I needed to do this run :)

I got major shin splits again and my bad leg isn't helping (I ran through it and I'm treating it with ibuprofen and a leg bandage.. I'm really hoping it will heal already). I defiantly did not feel fit enough for this week and shouted at myself a few times (and Laura) and I can't believe I did it :) I'm so proud of myself!!

Now to treat myself with a hot bubbly bath!


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  • Well done you! Enjoy that bath, you soooo deserve it!

  • Thank you!!

  • Well done SL on finishing the run. Try ice on your painful shin, or another thing I do is wet a hand towel wring it out and pop it in the freezer for a good couple of hours then wrap around the painful area. Hope it settles down, don't forget to do some stretches after your runs, before your muscles have cooled down is best.

  • Thank you for the tip!

  • Well done for finishing it. I had to have two goes at that run as well...it was torturous, but you've done it now.

  • Well done for beating that run! Shame you're getting a few niggles & pains though. Are you wearing proper trainers? have you had a proper GAIT analysis? Shin splints are the worst...

  • I'm a student so I can't afford to invest loads of money into some running shoes (as much as I've been eyeing them up). I haven't had a gait analysis I hear you can get it done at Nike? I'm wearing some Nike air max running shoes at the moment which are comfy.

  • You may be able to get it done at NIke but most running shops should have a treadmill and camera set up for analysis - it's more to see how you're running and to improve support where it's needed on your feet. Running in bad shoes can cause a fair amount of injuries.

    I do agree that running shoes are expensive if it's not something you think you'd keep up. I never thought I'd buy proper running shoes after spending 6 months in some cheap runners from SportsDirect but after I got some serious knee pains, I got my gait checked and spent Β£65 on a pair of Adidas (in the sale!) and haven't had any issues since.

  • I will look in to it! I've only started getting shin splits now but it's at the start of my run and I can particularly feel it badly when I'm walking which is odd? Mine were Β£30, but Β£65 doesn't sound too bad, I'll have to find a store that does it!

  • Way to go!

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