It started last week. I can’t remember exactly when and I sure don’t know how or why, but my right shin started hurting. Friends are telling me it’s a shin splint.
I know for sure I had it on Friday morning. I woke at 4:30 to the usual aches and pains but when I tried to flex my right foot upwards the front of my shin hurt. As I was due to go to a REIWA breakfast that morning I thought I’d give the ladder a miss.
Next morning was the same. If anything the pain had intensified but I persisted for 15 laps and managed another 20 on Sunday.
Some people told me to rest. It’s the standard advice from well-meaning friends, physios and doctors. But I figured there are 24 hours in a day, 22 of which could be used to rest. I’m pressing on.
In the meantime I’m starting a new series of posts called Legends of the Ladder. They’ll focus on Jacob’s Ladder regulars who’ve done something special or noteworthy.
Finally, here are my latest lap times.