Good news! My shin feels great! It hasn’t bothered me for a while now. Yay for it getting better and not having a stress fracture! Now I just need to keep it this way.
Bad news. Now my hip hurts again. My sister who is almost a nurse thinks I have a bursitis, and after doing some research that seems pretty legit. I don’t exactly condone self diagnosis, but dude, doctors are expensive, and in my experience, not exactly helpful.
I didn’t think it would be an issue after it went away the first time. I did all sorts of strength training and stretching and it was fine for a while, but I guess constantly running on cambered roads didn’t exactly help. I swear these roads have made me ridiculously injury prone. I never had this many problems when I was running exclusively on a bike path.
On the bright side, this one just requires me to reduce the swelling and doesn’t exactly mean I have to take time off like I did with my shin (3 freaking weeks completely off in December, then a bunch of super easy weeks after that.) I’m definitely taking a day or two off until it feels a little better, but in the long run that’s not so bad. I just wish I could start upping my mileage again and start making some improvements. But baby steps I suppose.