As I rest this weekend I can't help but thinking about next Saturday, August 4, 2012. I will be participating in my first 5k race. I will be running Woodstock The Bird is the Word. I have been trying to prepare myself the best way I know how. I started in March just walking and the past month I have been incorporating running into my walk however I have the worst shin splints! To the point I ran/walked almost 2 miles last week and limped home and was in tears from the pain. My shins still hurt to the touch. I have already registered so I will be doing this race! I don't care if I come in last, I will complete it. It is a mini goal of mine and I can't let myself down.