It hurts... it hurts so bad!
Alright, this post is more of an advice seeking post. I need help, from the people that know running the best.
I started running this evening, (same shoes, treadmill, socks, etc.) and instantly felt a little tight in my left shin. I continued to run, thinking it would stretch out my sore muscles. At exactly two miles my right shin started shooting mild pain up my leg. After talking to my husband, who happened to be sitting on the couch next to me, I decided to stop running and stretch it out. I got off of the treadmill and instantly felt intense pain in the inside of my shin. It feels like it is right where my shin bone meets my calf muscle. After talking to my brother-in-law, who gave me great advice on how to deal with it, we decided it probably is shin splints.
What I need from you is advice on what to do now. Stop running (God forbid)? Run less? Walk? New shoes? Will they go away? How do you deal with them?
I really would appreciate any first hand advice you could give me. My race is in 101 days!!!