>Health and Nutrition>So frustrated right now....
Now that was a bath...
I just took a peek at your log, and you are going to be able to run. You will not be one of those people whose knees always bug them. You already got past that stage. Those folks usually cant get started.
You may also benefit from new shoes, if you haven't tried that recently. No, I dont work for a shoe-company. But new shoes have solved my problems two out of two times now.
I have the same fears as you. I find it hard to control myself, to take it easy, to stop pushing myself. I like how running makes me feel, and I want more.
I have never heard of treadmills causing injuries. On the contrary, they're supposed to be easier on your legs:
A shoe issue sounds more likely. Did you like your old shoes? One bit of advice I've heard is that if you find a pair of shoes you like, stick with them (i.e., by several pairs while they're still available).
I was looking at the new shoes yesterday and I realize that it isn't very flexible at all. If I try to bend it at the front where the ball of my foot would be, it doesn't bend. Not like my previous shoes.
I read that running on a treadmill sometimes causes you to change your gait and thus possibly lead to injury.
Needs more cowbell!
You got brand new shoes and then went out and ran 10 miles on them? Did I read that right?
Well, that might be your problem right there. Shoes need a little breaking in - and so do your feet. Most people I know wear their running shoes around for a few days, maybe go to the mall or take the dog for a walk ... and then do a couple easy, short runs first. For now, try alternating in your older shoes.
• Keep doing stuff.
As I've mentioned earlier this week, I've been unable to run because of a ankle/shin problem. I've rested for the week so far and my leg was starting to feel better so I decided to try an easy 3-mile run this evening. That lasted all of about 10 feet by which time I realized that my leg couldn't take the pounding. I was really hoping to have been able to do my long run on Sunday, but that seems to now be out of the question. It looks as though I may have to give my leg several more days of rest, or maybe even longer. I've started doing 40-60 mins on an elliptical trainer each day, but it's so frustrating that I can't get out there and run. Now I'm starting wonder what would happen if I just can't run again. E.g, I always hear people mention that they tried running, but their knee always hurt or they always get some other kind of pain that prevents them from running. I have to assume there are some people for whom running is just not a possibility, just as there must be some sports I could never do (like golf) and what if I were one of those people?
I like to get a golf ball and try to roll out the front muscle\tendon of the shin, then ice massage it with a frozen dixie cup. It will hurt like hell, but will feel better in a few days.