May 19th, 2005

buzzed, B&W

Running, shin splints, friends, links, and more!

So, I "ran" my first 5k race today, testing out what it's like to run, since I'm planning on running a 10k in June. While I haven't been training, I have been playing a lot of soccer, averaging a little over two games a week. I noticed on Saturday that my shins were getting a bit sore, but figured no big deal. Apparently I was wrong. I started running today, got about 1 mile into the 5k, and my shins were killing me. I had to slack of the pace big time, and by the time I was at around 1.5 miles, I was walking, trying to save my shins. I finished the race with a mix of walking/jogging, at a whopping 35:07 or something ridiculous. How silly.

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