When I ran the Harmony Silvester 5k on New Years Eve I made it two miles when my shins started to really hurt. I walked and ran the last mile to a 22:36 finish. Not bad, but I was on pace to finish in 21+.
A few days later I was at the Read to Run Half Marathon. This time I only got in a mile before the pain started. I tried to run through it. It just got worse. At mile 5 I made the decision to quit the race. I hated to do it. But this way I would not do anymore damage to my legs.
I started running again this week.
Pretty good runs with no pain. It feels good to be back. I missed running a lot, but I had to take care of my body.
In other running news, my gear for Team Emerg-C came in. It is...bright. I love it! Also GU energy gels is again a sponsor of Team Brunazzi for 2014!