Apr 30, 2012

The Running Roller Coaster

I had some issues with shin splints last week and was unable to run for a few days.  After a few days of rest and help from my new PT, I was able to get back on track toward the end of the week. I think I had a pretty decent week and I am pain free this morning. I am trying to be patient with the recovery process but it gets frustrating when you take one step forward and then one step back again. I have experienced the ups and downs of the running roller coaster lately but I am thankful that I am able to run again.  My pace is slower than what I would like to see but I have to count my blessings, right?

Here is a Recap of My Week:
Monday: 1 Mile Run and 5 Miles on the Elliptical
Tuesday: REST due to shin splint
Wednesday: REST AGAIN
Thursday: and REST AGAIN
Friday: Ran 6.2 on the Treadmill
Saturday: 3.5 Mile Jog/Walk on the Treadmill
Sunday: Ran 7.3 on the Treadmill

My weekend was pretty relaxing. We attended a birthday party for a family member and I also spent some time with my mom.  The theme for the birthday party had something to do with Nerf guns so my son went well prepared for battle and had a great time!
This weekend will be a busy one with a couple of exciting events on the agenda. I hope they happen!!


  1. Glad you are getting back to running and getting your issues resolved, running slower than before is better than not running at all!

  2. You are kicking butt hon! Shin splints are often from worn out shoes...you may want to look into getting new ones!

  3. OC half marathon!!!!! I hope it works out. And that everything starts feeling better asap...

    AAck can we please meet up if you end up doing it???

    The marathon starts at 530am, not sure what time the half starts. Do you have any suggestions for any cheap places to stay on Saturday night? I need to pick up my bib the day before and I'm all the way down in San Diego now so I don't think I can drive up on race morning...

  4. OC Half!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!!!
    forget the time you will get back to your speedy pace! look at all those miles you are doing!

  5. no more word verification! i like that!!

  6. It looks like you are up and running without any problems!!!

    I'm a part-time nanny for a 9-year old and they have "nerf wars" almost daily in the neighborhood. It's too funny!

  7. you got back at it quick! glad the PT worked so well. I'm trying to be very good with my ITB right now as it's sore and I don't want it to get to the point where I'm off, so all those PT exercises are being used

  8. Yep, a roller coaster is the best metaphor for it. However, it's really more like two steps forward, then one back--makes it less frustrating to view it that way.

  9. OC Half??! Sounds AWESOME!!! I'm so glad that PT worked so well, and that you're back at it. It's so damn hard to be patient with this stuff, and you're doing an awesome job!! Thinking of you..