I went home and immediately iced my shins, rolled hard with the lacrosse ball, and put on my compression sleeves. I also took the next 4 days off from running (and kettlebell'ed instead).
I was nervous about running today, but I finally decided to go for an easy 2 miles.
I started slow and felt really draggy and gross. There are some decent hills in my neighborhood, and I wasn't really thinking about where I was going, which was dumb. After I got over the worst of the hills and got warmed up, I felt much better and decided to just let my legs decide the pace. When I checked the Garmin at that mile beep, I was pleasantly surprised to see 9:06 for the second mile. I could've kept going, but it's only Monday, and according to the rules, I've only got 4.5 miles left for the week. :(
Not So Easy Decisions
I didn't have any shin issues on my run today, which is good news. But that run on Wednesday really freaked me out. I have been struggling for weeks to decide what to do about my registration for the half marathon this weekend. I've known since January 9th that I wouldn't run the half, but I have the option of dropping down to the 10K or deferring my registration for a year. Wednesday's run confirmed my gut/deep down instinct that the 10K isn't a good idea. That sucks because who knows if I'll be in a position to run this race next year, but it's definitely not worth totally blowing my leg up over.