Hope you’ve had a wonderful week. As you might have known from the previous posts, I had to stop my running due to shin splints. No running, or walking or any kind of phial activity on my legs, and it wasn’t until today (6 days later) that pain started to dissipate completely.
I went to the gym and worked out arms, chest, back, core and finished it up with some planks. It was nice, but not that nice/satisfactory like finishing a run.
Last night I watched a video that completely blew my mind.
I completely felt related to the lady in this video. They say that with this type of strike, your foot tries to accomplish certain equilibrium that will cause stress and pain in the inner side of your tibia. And that’s exactly what I feel!
So, I went this morning to check out the sole of my running shoes and realized that the wear patter is on the upper outside wedges (please excuse you’re not seeing a picture of them but they looked kind of gross). Now, the big question pops into my head: Do I underpronate?
If that’s the case then I’m pretty sure I’m not wearing the right shoes, and that will be a reasonable cause of my shin splints. So, in order to take corrective action I will have to get an assessment done. I promise to report back when I get my results.
In other news, I was looking the photos of my cellphone from the last 7 days and I thought it was a good idea to share them. This really evidence my life. Food, exercise
If you ever come to south Florida you have to try Pollo Tropical. In this bowl I had rice, beans, chicken, corn, lettuce, tomatoes and two dressing sauces on the side. You might think is like Chipotle but is not. Pollo Tropical has more Caribbean style.
A Spanish conversation with my Dad that really cracked me up:
Dad: “Why don’t you do aqua jogging?” – Me: “I don’t have any bathing suit.” – Dad: “You can get into the pool with your running clothes but barefoot.” – Me: “I will look like such a crazy lady.”
Can’t go to Ikea without getting their cinnamon buns.
First time in my life not finishing a cupcake. This is the picture to prove it.
Shawarma for the win. That “M” is for “mixture”, because I added chicken and beef at the same time.
Baklava is heaven. In case you haven’t tried it.
The time I spent doing planks the other day because I was desperate to feel that runner’s high.
Do you overpronate/underpronate? How did you realize about it?
What are your plans for this weekend?