Monday, March 16, 2009

Lesson Learned


First I will say that I did something STUPID. Now that I have that out of the way I will share why…

With nothing but rain this weekend I was forced to run in it on Sunday. I had a scheduled 10 – 13 mile run so as I was dressing I made a quick change in shoes. This was the stupid part. Not wanting to get my “good pair” dirty I ran in an older “retired pair” and as a result I have a mild case of shin splints today. I KNOW BETTER THAN THIS.

So I will not be running today and will cycle tomorrow. Add some icing and I promise to never wear those shoes again. :)

As for the run itself… AMAZING!! The rain was not near as cold as the day before and the miles went by effortlessly. Average pace was 9:02 and when I arrived back in my neighborhood I felt as if I had several more miles left in the tank.

On to another week. Lesson learned!!
Robin

16 comments:

Wes said...

Running shoes dry pretty quickly, no? That's why I take mine out in the back yard and hose them down when they get dirty :-)

Marcy said...

LMAO that sounds like something I'd do. I'm sorry chica! :-(

Melanie said...

oh no.... sounds like something i'd do too... sorry about the shins... hope they feel better soon!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Never fear getting new running shoes dirty. Running shoes WANT to get dirty, just like their owners. That's the best part, right? ;-)

Marlene said...

Well as long as you learned your lesson I won't have to slap you on the wrist... or beat you in the head with a worn out shoe. ;)

Marlene said...

P.S. I hope the shins are feeling better FAST!

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh yes, a familiar lesson unfortunately for me too, except it's my arches that will usually bother me. Hope your shins feel better fast!

Stephanie said...

Yeah, you would think you KNOW, but then you do it again and again...I just pulled my groin and I would think it happened the day I ran in my old shoes. I hope I got it now;-)

Shannon said...

I've done that before, no worries. Lesson learned. LOL...

D10 said...

I think the same way! Ice those shins.

CTBamaFan said...

Sorry to hear about the shins. Hoping your back on the trails soon. Hoping my ankle feels good enough to try and get a run in tomorrow afternoon, if I can get to Chattanooga before meeting co-workers for dinner.

Kevin said...

Oops! The things you learn from experience. Sounds like your training has been going well

I Run for Fun said...

Great run!

Sorry to hear about the shin. Looks like you are doing what you can to remedy it. Hope it feels better.

Amanda said...

I hope the shins feel better soon!

jen said...

I've done that! It's so tempting to just wear an old pair, but bad idea for a longer run like that. Hope your shins forgive you quickly! (great run, btw!)

Stuart said...

Silly girl...who likes clean shoes anyway!