Weekly Run Down for 6.5.22-6.12.22: Down Time

A slow week at work, gym membership ended and I also decided against running any races this past weekend.

Even though my evenings were all booked, I still considered this week “Down time.”

Unexpectedly, my down time included some pain and almost a cut back on the running.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – I started the day with a short run since I went to brunch after Saturday’s 5k race instead of running more miles.

great running weather and yes, that’s my shirt from the race the day before (check out the cardinal in the birdbath)

Then the hubby and I (and one of our friends) went up to the lake.

  • Monday – No more gym time.  Instead, I went for a short run before work since I had plans during lunch and after work

of course I stopped to take a pic every time I saw a peony

And then one final birthday dinner that evening with my BFF.

  • Tuesday – I had planned to walk in the am but got lazy. However, I did drag myself out for a another short run at lunch.

very humid but at least a nice breeze for this combo road/trail run

And then I had plans to meet friends after work for a walk on the rail trail. The walk got rained out so I got my nails done instead.

  • Wednesday – A planned rest day due to a hair appointment after work.

But it was more than planned as the night before, I woke up with pain in my right shin.  Of course, I freaked and spent a sleepless night.

I immediately called my chiro but she had no appointments until Friday afternoon.

Was it legs cramps from dehydration, shin splints, tibial stress reaction or fracture???

To be safe and not run or walk until I knew if it were serious, I got an appointment with an ortho for the next morning.

In the meantime:

shin-splints - FBR

ibuprofen, ice and compression sleeve

and the pain disappeared!!!

  • Thursday – In fact, it didn’t bother me at all last night. So I cancelled my ortho appointment for this morning.

Rain on and off all day had me postpone my run (to test my shin) until after work.

Listened to music from one of my favorite shows and NO PAIN!!

And then I went to the weekly trail run.  I walked with my friends.

accidentally added an extra mile to our 3m. walk so we rewarded ourselves with a big dinner

  • Friday – Still feeling good so I also cancelled my chiro appointment. A pretty low key evening with some weeding and finally planted my tomato plants.
  • Saturday Long Run Saturday. 

I was tentatively scheduled to run a 5k with the STEM group (that I had volunteered with.) But the program petered out and most of the participants were walking (not running so instead I chose to join my friends for a 7 mile long run followed by brunch.

intervals and the company helped make this run feel easy. 9 of us were at brunch (only missing one “sole sister”!!)

  • Sunday –  Boating Sunday.

The plan was for relaxing and reading on the lake.

The forecast called for rain… NOPE!!  Beautiful day!

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF – hiking with a friend.
  • Tuesday – run
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – train to NYC, run in CP
  • Friday – rest day, work in NYC, train home
  • Saturday Long Run Valley Cats Father’s Day 5k (+ 5 miles)
  • Sunday –  rest day, boating

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Freihofer Run for Women Race Recap
  • Friday – 5 Reasons to DNS

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races run or planned?  Ever have pain just mysteriously disappear?  When you do have pain, do you immediately see a professional or do you do self-care?  Please share.

24 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 6.5.22-6.12.22: Down Time

  1. I had weird sporadic shin discomfort one night recently, too. I just did some trigger-point massaging and honored the recovery week, but it was totally unexpected. I hope your pain stays away!

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  2. I think everyone experiences weird pains that come & go sometimes. Glad yours went away quickly. I don’t usually hope on Dr.Google right away, and in general I have a pretty good awareness of my body.

    Hope you don’t get rained out today!


    • It is not very often that I get niggles so yes, I call a dr. That’s what insurance is for, I say.

      Not sure if we are going boating today (the hubby is playing tennis now). I think a cloudy day at the lake is often better a sunny day at home.

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  3. Maybe taking the time off caused your muscles to cramp up? I get weird pains all the time. My left knee keeps giving me trouble. Then, poof, the pain is gone. I have no idea what it is. Old age is so much fun!

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  4. That’s so strange, because I also had some shin pain this week that felt like the possible start of shin splints, nooooooooo! I did a little treatment on it (I remember what my sports chiro did last time I had them, and luckily it’s easy to reach my own shin.) For whatever reason, it also went away. PHEW.
    Sounds like you needed an easier week- it must have felt weird not to race though! You did keep yourself pretty busy. Have fun in NYC!

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    • Yes. I was freaked out because it never happened before.

      NYC is work related. But I’ll try to squeeze in a run and see Cari.


  5. I’m glad your shin pain went away almost as quickly as it came. I’ve got another foot issue I’m worrying about and hoping it settles down—another stupid fall!

    I hope you are enjoy the day on the lake!

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  6. Oh yes, those strange pains that pop up out of nowhere can be interesting. I always try to figure out where the problem is since sometimes the place where you feel the pain isn’t where the actual problem is (like you have knee pain but the problem is actually your IT band). If I can’t figure it out I’ll schedule a massage and that’s always taken care of it.

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  7. That’s great that your shin pain was short lived. Here’s hoping it doesn’t come back. I saw a meme somewhere that describes you and me perfectly. It said something like… I had a serious bike crash when I was 10 and rode 5 miles home. I slept funny at 50 and couldn’t walk for 2 days.

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