If I'm lucky I may have got off lightly. Had a very sore right shin on Friday, following on from a 10k on Thursday. Self diagnosis said shin splints and the Internet paints a dark picture. So I tried to do as little as possible at the weekend and have cut out my walks and runs this week. There are signs of progress - I can now walk at least 500m before my shin protests - and then it's only a niggle, not the pain that came with every step at the beginning. As if I'd been kicked in the shin. So I'm hopeful that I may be back running quicker than the Internet predicts. Not yet though. Need to be able to walk a lot further before I even consider it.
Meanwhile the sun is shining, my energy levels are rising, I'm reading all your posts and trying to reassure myself that this will go away and I will be out running very soon.
Happy running, everybody!