Have been on a self-imposed 10 day rest from running to try and sort my back/hip out, and let shin splints heal. I'm almost back to normal, except I am going stir-crazy to get out for a run.
So 6:45am tomorrow I shall be out bashing the tarmac again, but this time nice and easy, and not so far. Don't want to over do it, and screw myself up again. I really want to run 10K by my first anniversary, but I will have to be careful, I have 7 weeks to get up from 6K, and not do myself in again. (Have ordered a foam roller to help work out those little tight areas, so hopefully that will help).
Looking forward to trying out my proper orthotics as well. Well to be honest a little apprehensive about that. They feel really odd, because quite simply I can feel them! They support my arch from the heel, and that feels like no other pair of shoes I have ever had. Have to trust my physio who 'specced' them for me, he has yet to be wrong! These will, so I am told, reduce my ankle strain, and just help all round. I'll let you know after a few runs.