Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Shin Splints

I take it as a sign from God.  Only two days into my running regimen, and I've got a shin splint.  Two days!

And I wasn't pushing it; I wasn't even running!  I haven't been doing any exercise, all summer.  It's time to get back into shape.  I started yesterday.  I know I can't jump in and run a mile.  Yesterday, I walked for half an hour.  That's all.

Today--likewise.

Almost home and I felt pain.  It was in the muscle tissue surrounding my tibia.  I've had it before.  I recognized it for what it is, i.e., medial tibial stress syndrome--shin splint.

I was praying a rosary, while I walked, too.
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Lord, you know my strengths and weaknesses. You also know that I desire to be with you now and for all eternity. Come, Jesus, and fill me with your strength and your courage. Lord, I want to persevere in running and finishing the race with you!

While healing, I won't walk uphill.  I might bicycle, but not uphill.  Definitely, I'll keep praying the rosary.