And the doctors says: “You have to quit running”
Damn doctor! Good think I understood it was just a nightmare few moments before open my eyes, when I felt that sharp pain in my legs. “Great! – I thought – Another day where my body fails me miserably”.
Then, pain. I mean…. PAIN!
“Shin splints” my husband told me about two months ago. It didn’t really mean anything for me, and since it wasn’t too bad I did not pay too much attention to it. I thought it was normal since I have never run before, and it was just my body trying to adjust.
I ran through it, only two or three times I took a day off, keeping running pretty much every other day.
But the pain, I mean PAIN – I have to pay respect to it – got more persistent. It decided to stay with me even during my days off, and during the night, until it got everything I had.
It has been a week now without running, and the pain didn’t stop. I have hard time even walking and going down the stairs is a torture!
I try the ice, messages. I don’t know what else to do.
I am afraid I won’t be able to run the way I want to and I’m praying that rest will be the best medicine.
Also, since I’m not that trained, I think that when I will start running again I will have to start almost from the begin. All my hard work, all my sweat, all my energy and motivation…… I can’t believe it!
I’m commit to this, and I thought it was all in my hands. I thought I was going to be the key of my own success, and now…..
I have never thought I was going to miss running like this, especially since I’m running on the treadmill, due weather condition (Canadian winter).
What do I do?