How is it possible that I get a shin splint after NOT working out for three days? Something sounds a little fishy, no? It’s the strangest thing. So what is a shin splint?
The real term for a shin split is medial tibial stress syndrome. You know you have it if you have discomfort and pain in the shins. Fortunately for me, my pain hasn’t been too bad, more of an annoyance.
That begs the question, do I really have shin splints? Probably not, but I definitely have some pain in the shin region.
But I didn’t let that stop me today. I got in 2.5 miles on the treadmill and 20 minutes on the elliptical. Then I smelled one of my favorite scents, and I was led out of my basement to my kitchen. Seriously, there was an invisible string pulling me. Low and behold, my family ordered pizza. My one true kryptonite. I couldn’t say no, so I took a quick shower and came back downstairs and pretty much stuffed my face. I had 4 pieces of thin, and I don’t feel guilty about it at all. I don’t eat pizza as much as I used to, so every once in a while, it’s OK to splurge.
Plus, I had a relatively healthy lunch.
There’s nothing like peanut butter and jelly on a Monday afternoon.
My vegetable side consisted of red peppers and zucchini, and my fruit consisted of strawberries and blueberries. Spring is definitely on its way if strawberries are coming back.
Work actually flew by today. I’m trying to get as much crammed in before I have my week off. But a busy Sophia makes for a happy Sophia. Concentrating on work means that I’ll probably snack less, and feel much better after the workday ends. Fingers crossed that the rest of the week pretty much goes the same way.
Day 14 – A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Here I am with my mom right before my graduation from Loyola. My mom has done so much for me over the years, even when I was a little punk high school kid. She’s an extremely strong person, and I’d like to think that I got my strength from her.
Now I’m off to catch up on some television, and perhaps pick a template for my new blog! I’ll keep you posted!
What excites you the most about spring coming? Ever have shin splints before?