I posted this on the 'Running' board before until somone pointed me to this board..I didn't know about it..but thanks to YOU who alerted me to this:
I started off my new year with new running shoes and a desire to do the couch-to-5k program; I haven't started it yet. When I do take the dog out for a good attempt, both sides of my lower leg bone become very stiff, tight and feel on fire after 10 minutes. When that starts, I start stumbling on my own feet and feel as if I am running or walking very flat-footed. I can't seem to do the whole motion of a good jog or walk. I don't know if these are shin splints; they feel different than before. Once I stop, it does go away, but it certainly keeps me on the couch. And the fact that I don't have a running watch; I can't set my watch to keep time and I have no idea of distance unless I'm on a track and know 4 laps equals a mile. I would love to drop 25 lbs, but I am so unmotivated and depressed.
Since that post, I have told my chiropractor about my shins, and he has worked on them once (didn't realize he could do something about it). My right shin is tighter than the left and I have just stopped even trying to walk or run and I feel awful about it especially since I have a wedding this weekend and I look pregnant in my dresses( I would ask myself when I was expecting..yikes!)..and I KNOW there is no baby in there. I have never been addicted to working out though I would love to reach that; I really have no idea how to start and/or get there without a gym membership which I cannot afford.