... is what I've got. Used to suffer from them big time about 10 years ago - havent had them much since... until yesterday.
I think I did the damage when I took the dogs for a power walk on Sunday - my legs felt like rubber - like I couldn't get any speed happening. In fact Elke was pretty much dragging me along for the last hundred metres or so!! Then yesterday I did a leg workout, and increased my weights in just about every exercise - felt great at the time, but NOW - while my quads and hamstrings aren't really too sore, my shins are screaming!! While I was able to jog on the treadmill this morning, when I slowed to a walk, I had to get off, it hurt too much.
I think I'm supposed to use ice on shin splints??
My daily goals seem to be working pretty well... one of today's goal is to drink over 4 litres of water. Normally I drink at least 3 litres, but I'm striving to do better this week! I feel so much better when I drink more water, if I dont drink it I wake up in the morning with a terrible dry mouth. My other daily goals have included not adding any extra food to my meals. All those little extra's add up - and its surprising how many calories you can save by not adding extra's to your salad (except for mustard of course - lol!!), or not adding a bit of cheese or saying no to a glass of wine!! Every day I have been able to add a great big TICK to my training diary, so I'm feeling good!
And the best news is I have lost the kilo that I had put on during my week off!! So now I'm back to where I was a few weeks ago!