I took the last two days off from running and Mr. Right Shin Splint settled down a bit. I had some pain while running Monday and Tuesday but today I didn't feel it at all during the run. As I mentioned before, I decided to get a bucket to do lower leg ice baths. There's no way I'll ever have the discipline to do sit-in-the-tub ice baths regularly.
The other day I went to Home Depot and picked up one of these puppies for $3.01 after tax:
It's fairly obvious his name is Homer.
Homer and I are going to become good buddies. He is going to kick Mr. Right Shin Splint's buttocks. I've been putting ice packs on the right shin for years, but it's time to get a little more aggressive. So after my run today I did my first ice bath with Homer.
I realized once I had fully dunked both legs that I didn't have my camera handy to document the event. So Aron graciously agreed to let me post a picture of her and Homer's cousin.
Basically this is what I looked like except I was sitting on the toilet & was watching "Running The Sahara" on my ipod (and checking every 30 seconds whether 10 minutes had passed already!).
I just noticed Homer doesn't have any reviews on the Home Depot website! Tsk! I should add one: "Great for plunging my legs into after a long run." Ha!