Thursday, October 16, 2008

Shin Splints

I know it's my fault, due to over cardio exercise, I am suffering now shin splint. I've been doing a 1-hour (11kmh) cardio everyday for almost three weeks and I am now 3.5kgs lighter. But the fallback of what I did is now a super pain on my lower legs... specifically on the shin.

What is a shin splint? According to Wikipedia, "Shin splints is a general term used to refer to a painful condition in the shins. It is often caused by running or jumping and maybe very slow to heal. One cause is an overused muscle, either as an acute injury. The muscle pain is caused by any activity that involves running, jumping, also sometimes even walking, swimming, roller skating, or other basic physical activity."

Yes, I overused my muscle. For the last three weeks, I have changed my cardio routine from being on the alternate days to everyday. And now, I can't even run for 1 minute or walk for 5 minutes on the treadmill. As an alternative, I have divided my cardio routine to three exercises. Twenty minutes for Glidex/Rotex, 20 minutes for rowing and 20 minutes on cycling. I think I will not run for one month but I have to double my effort on my diet. But I still have to be very careful on my legs, thank God may dala akong Alaxan...
*image taken from Wikipedia


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