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Shin Splints and Planned Obsolescence.


First off – thanks so much to Meg for including me in her High Five Friday!! I am 100% behind her in this idea…we all need a chance to brag about and be recognized for out accomplishments. I love reading it every week and seeing what awesome things everyone has been up to.

Once again, thanks so much Meg!


Livefit Day 60 – hamstrings/glutes/calves


  • 3 x 15 seated leg curl (75 lbs)
  • 3 x 15 (each leg) barbell lunge (40 lbs)
  • 3 x 15 barbell deadlift (75 lbs)
  • 3 x 15 bounce-bounce-squat (body weight)
  • 3 x 15 (each leg) standing leg curl (20 lbs)
  • 3 x 15 split squats
  • 3 x 15 one legged barbell squat (40 lbs)
  • 3 x 15 stability ball leg curl

Working set + Active rest

  • 3 x 20 (one leg at a time) lying leg curl (15 lbs)
  • 3 x 20 mountain climbers

Triple set

  • 3 x 20 standing calf raise (95 lbs)
  • 3 x 20 horizontal leg press (170 lbs)
  • 3 x 1 minute jump rope

And…collapse. I finished out this workout by rolling around on the foam roller for a little while…hurts so good!

I’m pretty sure I’m starting to experience shin splints again, something that hasn’t happened in about 10 years.  If you’re not familiar with them, shin splints are pain that occurs at the front of the shin, generally right next to the tibia. They are typically caused by overuse, overpronation or oversupination of the feet, or from running on hard surfaces.

Right now, it’s mild enough that it doesn’t really hurt, but I’m definitely aware of it’s existence.

Clearly, I don’t want it to get worse, so here is my plan of action:

  • Lots of stretching for my shins. 
  • Icing.
  • If it gets worse, take a few days off to rest. Clearly, I don’t like this option and want to avoid it, but the bottom line is: if you’re injured, rest. Pushing through it will just make it so much worse!

(information found here)


The return of an old favourite this morning.

The protein pancake!

My usual topped with caramelized bananas, blueberries and of course, my new PB2.

I made the PB2 a little bit thinner than the directions recommended to make a sort of chocolate-peanut-butter sauce. And oh my goodness, delicious!

It doesn’t have the same texture and flavour as regular peanut butter, so for me it’s not a replacement. But, it’s definitely going to make a fun addition to the occasional meal or snack! So, so glad I found it. 🙂

Makes for a happy breakfast.

Ipod Death

On a less happy note, I’m pretty sure my Ipod is on the verge of death.

I was at the gym today and I noticed that I kept losing sound on the one headphone. I’ve had the headphones for a while, so naturally I assumed they were just crapping out on me. But when I plugged my Ipod into my car for the drive home, I noticed that sound was only coming out of one of the speakers. So to sum it up…damn.


I’ve had the Ipod for about 3 years, so I’m pretty sure I was about due for a new one.

(P.S. Have you noticed how NO electronic device will last more than 2-3 years? It’s ridiculous. Not to mention expensive. Planned obsolescence much? – Yes, that did make me feel smart).

To buy the exact same one I have now – $199. Wow, that does not fit into the budget.

So now the question: deal with the one I have, suck it up and buy a new one, or find something that’ll work but won’t have nearly as much space on it? (mine’s a 16 GB).

Decisions, decisions. And yes, having an Ipod/MP3 player is that important to me – I use it while working out, while driving, while out on walks, ect. Not having one would be a massive, uncomfortable adjustment.

Le sigh.

<– Ever suffer from shin splints or other injuries? How did you deal with them?

<– What would you do, in my Ipod situation?

8 thoughts on “Shin Splints and Planned Obsolescence.

  1. I have never used an ipod, I just don’t listen to music. I am crazy like that and workout without anything. Hope your shins feel better.

  2. Aww I hope your shins start feeling better! And that breakfast looks KILLER. Oh my gosh drool caramelized bananas are so good. I hate that about your iPod. In my experience just sticking it out works best. Or take it by the Apple store or Mac Authority to see if they can do anything? I’ve had the same one for almost 5 years and its gone through phases where I think its on its last legs and then all of a sudden its magically fixed. My friend hit his with a baseball bat once after it had stopped working and it came right back to life! He’s had his for close to 7 years! (though I don’t recommend this method).
    Have a good weekend love! 🙂

    • That’s actually a great idea, we just got a Mac Store in London and it just so happens I’m going to the mall tomorrow!

      But I will do my best to keep it away from baseball bats though! 😉

      You have a nice weekend too! ❤

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