Monday, May 15, 2006

Holy Jesus Crap!

Originally uploaded by himbly.
I did the Mother's Day run yesterday...and since I'm fucking hardcore I was like, 'dude, I'm TOTALLY doing the 10K run. None of this 5K shit for me, yo'.....completely ignoring the well established fact that I hadn't run for months. I only started running again (after months of not) the past 2 maybe 3 weeks.

I was wholly unprepared for the stubborness that would make me push myself through those 10K beyond what my body was acclimated to.

Actually, I did okay. I finished not too far off of my time last year (not that I'm keeping very good track of these things) and felt alright the whole run.

But, yesterday evening...

that was an entirely different story as I nearly cried in pain each time I got up off the couch.


My knees are so mad at me they want to meet me at the bikeracks after school.


Ian Scott said...

I haven't ran in years. Back in my teenage times, I used to compete in long distance running - and always came in second. Always. NEVER first. Did a couple of 10K's. Then, I picked up a nasty habit of smoking.

Believe it or not though, I continued working out and running for a number of years after I started smoking, and kept in very good shape nonetheless.

But the past 10 years have just been so busy with growing a business, having kids that live 6 hours away, etc etc., that when I even attempt to go jogging, I get wicked shin splits.

Thankfully, I'm not in terrible shape though. Just not as great as I'd like. But I'm slowly starting back this spring - long walks, calisthenics, etc. and I expect in another couple of weeks, I'll be hitting the weights.

Now if I could find a cure for those shin splints! Actually, I know a way to strengthen the shins.. but haven't been motivated to try to find a spot where I can do this. You have to be sitting in a place where your feet are far enough away from a floor that you can hang light weights from your feet, and then go in an up and down motion, pulling your toes as close as possible to your shins, repeatedly.

Himbly said...

I dealt with my shin splints with a little bit of yoga and some store-bought shoe inserts. Made sure my legs weren't tight, tried not to overpronate.

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