On Tuesday, I posted a half-marathon training plan on my blog.
The next day, I woke up at went for the 35-minute 2/1 run/walk that I had scheduled on said training plan.
Everything went fine…till I got home and started stretching and immediately noticed that my shin was swollen and tender. It’s not hurting in the posterior tibialis area, which has been the problem area for the last 6 months or so, but instead hurts more towards the middle of my shin.
I iced my shin for 20 minutes, and then took Advil. If I take Advil, I’m pretty desperate. I try to avoid it.
About an hour later, I was super impressed by how much better my shin hurt. “Hooray!” I thought, “Everything is okay!”
A few hours later, the Advil began to wear off, and that’s when I realized that everything just seemed okay because of the Advil. Dang it!
Here’s what I don’t understand: How in the WORLD can I think everything is fine while I’m running, and as soon as I stop, realize there’s a problem. What IS this???
Do you use Advil for running pains? How do you choose when it’s okay to take, and when not.