I feel like an old man and less like an athlete. I have had shin splints since the second week of the contest. I have struggled to run and find myself unable to finish my three miles. My right shin has been killing me every time I try to run. So I have been on the bike.
In some ways this depressed me. So many of my goals have been tied to running. I want to run a half marathon. I want to run a tough mudder. If I can’t run those goals are seriously in jeopardy. I needed help.
So I went to some running stores that wanted to sell me new shoes. Others wanted to sell me insoles for my shoes. I stopped by Academy looking for a cheap alternative. One of the guys suggested these sleeves for my legs.
They cover my calf and my shin. They provide heat therapy while I am running. I bought one to try out. Tonight it worked like a champ. I was able to run with my right leg not hurting. I need to pick one more up and see how it works for my left leg.