Shinny Shin Shin


I seem to have finally developed the dreaded shin splints. At first I didn’t think that was what it was because it’s on the inside of my shin, but alas, there’s a muscle there too. I guess this is what I get for thinking that shin splints were the one thing that wouldn’t affect me when it affects so many runners out there.

I found this video on YouTube and I’ve done most of the exercises and plan to do the rest when Joel-son gets home (you need a partner).

Do you have problems with shin splints? What helped you get over them?

I know they can get worse if left untreated but do I need to stop running all together to treat them? Surely I can do the strengthening exercises/stretches and that will help.

Did 30 minutes pretty easy on the elliptical yesterday. I figured that since it was a non-running day I could just be bop along at whatever pace felt comfortable. I was moving along comfortably and then decided to kick up the resistance and slow down a bit. Then punched it the last few minutes. Overall it went well. Plus you can’t go wrong with 30 minutes of Kill Bill.

I need to do more foam rolling. I’m starting to realize that time spent on the roller is more important than how many times you roll whatever body part. 2 minutes on each limb isn’t that much time – so why can’t I do it? It’s not like I’m doing anything else these days…

Do you like oatmeal? I remembered a friend told me about a slow cooker oatmeal that Alton Brown made so I looked it up last night. There’s a handful of easy ingredients, you put it in the slow cooker and you go to bed. Pretty easy, right? Right. And it was delicious.

1 cup steel cut oats

1/2 cup half and half

4 cups water

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup dried figs

I substituted the figs for dried blueberries, used fat free half and half (that’s what I use in my coffee), and threw in 4 Tbsp of ground flaxseed and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon. I also cooked it on warm instead of low which some people had commented about on the recipe. It could use some crunch but I’m not a fan of nuts in my oatmeal, so I’m trying to think of something else I could use.

And seriously, everyone needs to watch Revenge. THIS SHOW IS BANANAS.



6 thoughts on “Shinny Shin Shin

  1. runnerbydefault says:

    I have never had issues with shin splints (knocking on wood)!! Not sure why. I am a very stiff (and slow) runner. Maybe that is why. Good luck with treating them. I really need to start foam rolling. I hear nothing but good things about it.

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