I completed week 3 run 1 this morning, without being too breathless and I should be feeling really proud of myself because just three short weeks ago I couldn’t even imagine running 60 seconds let alone three whole minutes. I do feel proud of myself, but I am also feeling extremely frustrated too.
Following my run on Thursday (w2r2) I started to get pain in my lower legs from the base of my knees towards my foot on my inner shin. I wasn’t sure if this pain I was experiencing was just my body adjusting to the exercise, so decided to ‘run through’ the pain on Saturday (w2r3) and again today. The pains have remained since Thursday’s run and hurt pretty much all the time, especially when I walk down the stairs. I’m not sure if running through the pain was a mistake and a bit foolish which I am annoyed at myself for. I am now in so much pain I can’t tell where the pain is exactly and it hurts even when I am sitting down. Do you think these pains are shin splints? Should I take a week off running?
I have rung a local running shop that does gait analysis and I am thinking (hoping!) that perhaps it is my trainers? I am currently wearing these Nike Airs to run in….
I am worried about buying new trainers and it not being the cause of my troubles as we don’t have a lot of money at the moment. However, I know I will never know unless I try!
I am really frustrated at this set back If you made it this far, thanks for reading!