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Monday, June 28, 2010

Quick Fix

This is gonna be quick because I have been sucked into the book I am reading, Under the Dome, and want to use some of my quiet downtime (aka my girls napping) to read. I am also on page 724 (of 1072), so the end is in sight.

The weekend running recap? There isn't one. There was no long run because my shin was very angry on Saturday. It's a little happier today. I went to buy insoles to see if something about my new shoes is causing the problem, but the girl who helped me suggested a few other things instead. She doesn't think it is my shoes since they are pretty similar to what I have always worn. So this afternoon I am trying an "almost instant fix" she suggested. I'll be sure to give you the details and let you know if it works.

I'm sure a lot of you get the Runner's World quote of the day emails, but I wanted to share today's because I thought it was awesome:

People can't understand why a man runs. They don't see any sport in it. Argue it lacks the sight and thrill of body contact. Yet, the conflict is there, more raw and challenging than any man versus man competition. For in running it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability, with brain and heart to master himself and his emotions.

– Glenn Cunningham, American Runner, Olympic Medalist

RUN: This weekend is one of the busiest racing weekends of the year. I am still debating whether or not I will be part of this year's statistics. A lot will depend on the happiness of my shin.


  1. great quote. Love it. I am so out of the loop. I guess I need to hop over to RW and sign up for the quote of the day. thanks.

  2. What is wrong with your shin, if I may ask you. I have been having problems with mine for the first time ever since I started running, and I am not quite sure what to do about it! I hope you start to feel better soon.

  3. Please take care of that shin! or you WILL be a statistic :-)

    P.S. Don't lose your bookmark.

  4. I hope your shin gets feeling better. I was taught a trick too that cured me. So if it doesn't get better, talk to me. I really liked that quote too. It's all about the individual competition.

  5. O.k. The shin trick: It sounds like the philosophy behind it is the same, imbalance between the front and back of the leg; too big calf muscles. So it sounds really dumb but just sit and flex your foot quickly until the front of your leg burns. Repeat for 3 sets. I never got sore from it and I think it worked. I used to always have shin problems until I did this consistently. But if these don't work, I'd worry about a stress fracture. I hope that's not what it is. Give it about a week of doing the exercises though. Let me know. Here's hoping!


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