I've been suffering with shin splints and pulled muscles for 4 days and can barely walk but this evening after work I dragged myself to the gym to do week 1 run2 because I don't want my fitness level to drop again...and...
I DID IT!
Ok, so I was running laughably slow and wincing a lot but I don't think it matters. In terms of Cardio it was much much easier, it was just my legs that were frying me.
After the 8th minute of running I cranked up the incline on the machine to 6 and walked the warm
down, and by the time I got off the treadmill my legs were excruciating I need to push through it though because if I get demotivated or stop now it will be back to square one in no time. I said to the personal trainer who spotted me limping that I had shin splints and he said he'd been watching me for my runs and thought I was suffering a bit. He's advised doing the program on the cross trainer for a bit then moving back to the treadmill once I'm healed. I think that's a good idea but I'm going to wait and see how I am. If I can do week 1 on the treadmill the. I might as well carry on and see how I go. Pain is temporary, quitting is forever!
Feeling positive about moving on to week 2 next week after completing run 3 hopefully on Thursday
Totally doing this