…and I have shin splints!!!
Who knew that news of shin splints would make a girl so happy?
Yesterday I went to Urgent Care, concerned that I may have a stress fracture. Thankfully, the doctor took my concerns seriously (she agreed the pain was more localized than seemed typical for shin splints), and she took some x-rays.
She didn’t find a fracture and told me I just have…um…some fancy word for shin splints.
I’m on strict instructions to not run until my shin pain is totally gone.
Check out the fanciness that I bought in response to the news:
Yep! Those are legitimate ice packs. Living a life of luxury, baby! I was sick of the smell of corn while I was icing my shins with frozen vegetables.
I’ll write more about my plans for recovery and the amazing things I learned about shin splints…maybe I’ll even tell you the fancy medical term for shin splints…on another day. In the meantime, I’m happy that I still will have a reasonable amount of time to train and that I don’t have a stress fracture!