Like, the three things that should never happen did happen.
1. I forgot to take my iPod to the gym this last time
2. Shin splints
3. Got a cold
Painfully horrible the three combined. I didn't realized that I had shin splints until speaking with a good running buddy of mine and I started describing the type of pain I was having. At first, it was just on my inner calves and then it move to the outer edges and it was very, very painful to bend down. Uhg. So, my last go at "running" was actually me on the elliptical. I "ran" for all I was worth 2.1 miles. I felt like a serious failure because that little amount only pushed my weekly mileage up to:
My lowest week in a long time. It doesn't feel good to have mileage that low and it feels worse to post about it. But, there isn't really anything I can do about it. My mileage might be low next week again so my legs can recover. I don't want to exacerbate the splints making it nearly impossible for me to run. So, there you have it. A shamefully low amount of mileage, but I promise it won't stay that way for long.
Silent cheerleaders, you don't have to cheer, I'm giving you the day off. :(