NEED TO DO SOMETHING ENERGETIC
November 15, 2012 8:22 AM Subscribe
Got (what I think are) shin splints. Now what?
posted by thecaddy to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yesterday, after making it back to the gym for the first time since before Sandy, I got some pain in my left leg as I was running on the treadmill and had to stop.
This isn't a question about how to keep it from happening again--I've read a number of other questions and know that, e.g., my form is terrible and I need to get form and shoes evaluated before returning to running. (I'm relatively early in C25K).
My question is what can I do while I'm waiting for this to heal? Am I just on the sidelines for a few weeks? Can I do some cycling? I want to do something cardio-related--I quit smoking two weeks ago and seeing the improvement in my ability to run/bike/whatever is a major part of my plan to stay quit this time.
Swimming--given that I live in NYC--is not an option; is there any other low-impact exercise that I can do?