Hi all! I've seen a few first-timers posting recently - best of luck to you all!
I just finished my first run, and I'm so disappointed. The very reason I stopped running last year (despite enjoying it whenever I do it) came straight back to haunt me - I get extremely severe shin cramps whenever I do much more than a brisk walk, and they never seem to go away. I know that they're technically shin splints, but they don't really feel like it - they're certainly not above 4 on the pain scale, but they do stop me from running. It feels as though my feet are deadweights, and the muscles I need in my shins to control them are made up of thin wire.
I was wondering if anyone here has any recommendations as to what I can do - I warmed up BEFORE the 5 minute warm up walk, and I am a regular walker (mid-distance, if you will) already... I just don't know what to do, and it's heartbreaking!
P.S - I should say I have no troubles breathing, or with any other leg muscles feeling painful; it's just my shins, which makes it even more frustrating as I don't think it's a general health issue.