Since Jerk Shin last year, I have not had ANY shin pain while I'm running. Or walking. Or doing anything, really.
Unless I touch it. My solution (thanks, Lesley) has been to... not poke it. Problem solved, right?
It's kind of shady, and there's another part, parallel to this persistent bump, on the outside of my leg, that kind of... lumps up when I start running? I know. It's creepy. And it goes away after a few miles.
See? Ick, right?
Anyway. It doesn't really bug me, it doesn't hurt to run, so I've not been super concerned about it. Intrigued, and fascinated, and curious, yes, but not worried.
Today, at my physical, I asked my (new) doctor about it. You know. Because why not?
"Oh, it's probably some microtrauma. You should not run. It's your body's way of telling you it doesn't want to run. You should stop."
Oh. Okay, then.
Once I emphasized that not running wasn't really an option (I mean, it doesn't even hurt when I run!), eventually she caught on and begrudgingly gave me a PT referral. Hopefully they'll be interested in sorting this lumpy shin situation out.
I mean. Microtrauma? WTF. That seems like lazy-doctor-speak for "I don't know, and can't be bothered to figure it out, take these sample pills and stop running."
See? Wikipedia agrees.
I'm ignoring her suggestion. I'm taking the PT referral, and I'm running as scheduled. But in the meantime, I've decided to become a doctor.
Cuts? Scrapes? Bruises? Microtrauma. Save your co-pay, I've made the diagnosis.
Hand hurt from typing? Microtrauma. Just stop typing.
Lungs tired of breathing? Microtrauma. Just stop breathing.
I'm a problem solver.
Aaaaaanyway. Ran 8.3 miles last night, on Balboa Peninsula with Snork. It was magical.
It REALLY sucks living here.
I'm kind of a natural disaster geek, so I was really digging this....
.... for the record, we've lived here for just over 3 years, and have yet to experience an earthquake. There have been two fairly decent ones since we got here, but we were in Joshua Tree for the first, and Yosemite for the second. Since we never go anywhere, ever, what are the freaking chances, really.
This morning was conditioning. The usual suspects - squats, lunges, weights, pushups. PLUS Coach D's "surprise element", jumping jacks. Shockingly, I kind of loved them. I loved the wall squats way less, though.