I remember at the end of the 2011-2012 snowboarding season, when I had started training for the marathon that never happened, and my tendinitis had begun, I went out riding one day. And I almost started crying because of the pain in my shins. It was not that the pain was all that intense. It was that I was so frustrated that a running injury was interrupting my snowboarding.
I remember deciding back then, “This is the end of the snowboarding season. I have to focus on my running now. It’s okay.”
But here I am, 6 months later, struggling with the same stupid injury, and letting it get in the way of my snowboarding.
My posterior tibialis tendinitis flared up like a beast when I went snowboarding this weekend.
When I run, I can’t feel the pain till afterwards, and quite often till the next day. Not so with snowboarding. Every time I was on my heel side (e.g. weight focused on the heels of my feet), my left tibialis hurt.
After two hours, I decided to take a break and get some Advil, but when I realized how much better my shin felt when I wasn’t snowboarding, I called it quits for the day.
However, when I got home, my tibialis felt fine, so I went for a run/walk. And now my right tibialis hurts. (Remember, the snowboarding was hurting the left tibialis).
I don’t know what to say. From what I’ve heard, tendinitis is an irritating little monster that flairs up and causes trouble and lasts for quite some time.
I don’t plan to run/walk again till the pain goes away. But my PT told me that if the pain stays low (as it is), it means it’s okay. I’m struggling to find the balance, because while the pain is low, the frequency of the pain is increased. So I feel like I should hold off.
I hate that I can’t seem to competently do any sort of active pursuits without this tendinitis getting in the way. I hate how long recovery has been.
Tell me that your weekend went better than mine!?