Scott's Activity Log - WEEK 25
Location: Paradise Valley, AZ (Outdoor)
This was my first run after 2 weeks off, and I had two issues: shin pain (big surprise) and HEAT! I ran in the morning, and thought it wouldn't be too bad. According to my Suunto watch, it was 91 degrees... which isn't too bad in Arizona's dry climate. But perhaps I had too much time off because I thought I was going to MELT! Oh well, I logged another 6.5 miles. Going to the doctor on Monday to figure out what to do about my injured shin.
Location: Half Day Forest Preserve, IL (Outdoor)
I saw the doctor, and he prescribed the following: Meloxicam, daily icing, and intense stretches multiple times a day. He also said to stay off of it for another week or so, and then resume running very slowly - starting with a few miles and working my way up. Yeah, right. The stretches are somewhat miraculous! They do the trick... so I'm running again! We'll see how things hold up. Oh yeah, I also found a new place to run (thanks to my friend Gustavo) - it's the Half Day Forest Preserve. I wish I discovered this earlier! It's a dirt path through BEAUTIFUL woods. It's easier on the legs than my normal neighborhood pavement route (fewer hills, too), and the scenery makes it a real pleasure. Can't wait to run it again!