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Time for Another Streak!

Time for another streak! The Runner's World Summer 2018 run streak starts on May 28, 2018 and goes through the 4th of July. 38 days to get your run geek on by running one mile, every day. I am beyond excited, since the first runner's streak I did (Thanksgiving 2017 - January 1, 2018) kindled a love of running that I never expected. 

Shin Splints: The Speed Bumps of Running

Shin Splints. Technically, medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints are a pretty common ailment among runners; one PLoS ONE study identified MTSS as the most common injury (15%) among 254 novice runners (that would be me!). Causing pain below the knee on either side of the shin bone, shin splints brought my mile-a-day running streak to an abrupt end on day 51. I was in the middle of a 5k run when I felt the pain in the outside (anterior) part of my shin, along the thickest part of the muscle. I limped home and got out the ice pack.

I'm a Streaker!

I'm officially a Streaker! A running streaker, that is. On January 1, 2018 I met the challenge to run at least 1 mile every day for 40 days. You can read more about it in my earlier article, "Runner's World 40 Days of Awesome!" Over the 40 days between Thanksgiving Day 2017 and New Year's Day 2018 I ran a total of 59 miles, including three 5k runs on my own. I ran indoors on the treadmill and outside in sunshine, rain, dark, and cold.