I've run a grand total of twice now. This morning I was going to run, but we had a major storm going on outside, so I stayed in my cozy house and shredded and did some ab exercises afterward. On Wednesday when I ran, I noticed pain in my shins, but pushed on through. Today during the 30-Day Shred, I couldn't even complete a 30 second segment of butt-kicks*. It wasn't because I was out of breath, but because my shins hurt every time each foot hit the ground and I finally had to stop.
This sounds an awful lot like the shin splints my running friends used to complain about. What can I do? Will they get better as I run more? Do I keep going with the running, or revert back to the low-impact world of the elliptical and swimming?
I want to finish this C25K thing, but not if it's going to hobble me.
I have bad joints on both sides of the family and bone issues on my mom's side, and I might be a little paranoid about making sure I don't break down my body before its time.
*Jillian has you do 4 different cardio exercises in Workout 1: jumping jacks, jump rope, butt kicks and boxing.