It’s Friday! It’s Friday! And I am doing my Friday Happy Dance! And that means it time to look at my Fit Fix.
- Friday – Treadmill run
- Saturday – Walk with my girls & nephew
- Sunday – Hike with Sassy
- Monday – Treadmill run & weight machines
- Tuesday – Booty exercises at home
- Wednesday – Treadmill walk that started as a run, but shins weren’t feeling it. Decided instead to walk and do the incline variety program & weight machines.
- Thursday – Started out on a morning run around my neighborhood. Shins said no. Back home I went to wrap my sorrows in compression socks.
As soon as I got home, I put on my new Zensah compression socks that I recently won.
Oh man, that felt great.
And then I got a call to substitute teach. (When I have a day off from my regular job, I try to pick up a day subbing.) I quickly got dressed and realized I couldn’t wear these socks. They would require actual shoes instead of sandals. Too hot and humid for that. Good thing I also have ProCompression sleeves! I decided my new maxi skirt would be the perfect cover-up.
Well, almost. It worked pretty well, except for the long slits on both sides. Purple sleeves with a neon orange and beige skirt totally match, right? I had a couple of kids ask me what was wrong with my legs. Hee! Oh well, I would rather help my legs feel better than worry about how they looked. :-)
I haven’t had shin issues in a long time. As in two years ago when I first got serious about running and wanting to increase my distance. I started a training program that wanted me to run 3 days a week. I thought I would be smart and run it as often as I wanted. Most days, I was running two times a day. Um, yeah. My body rebelled immediately and my shins hated me. I learned my lesson. Rest days are important.
But now my shins hurt again. And I am not sure why. I’m not running everyday. I am not running far. I am seriously hoping it is not my new running shoes causing this issue. I would be sad if I had to return them!
My plan is to not run or walk today. I’m going to take a yoga class this morning. I will run tomorrow in my Asics, if my shins let me. I will to continue running in them until my shins are no longer an issue. Then I will try the Saucony again. If the shins cry mercy, I will know those shoes are the problem. :-(
Tell me about your fit fix this week!