Day 22: Zero in Wrightwood

I woke early in the morning and started reading about my leg issues on the phone. My symptoms quickly lead me to believe it might be shin splints.

I spent most of the early morning reading about tips for handling these for running and hiking.

I found some nice stretches that I will start doing everytime I take a break during the day. Furthermore I read that elevating the legs while sleeping might help. I will be implementing all of these.

Also a lot of literature recommends compression, so I ordered some compression sleeves for my calves. Also my shoes have a lot of miles on them and since worn shoes can contribute to shin splints I decided now would be a good time to replace them. Both of these orders will be awaiting me at the next resupply point 85 miles away.

While getting to the next resupply point I will try and follow advice to go slower and in particular reduce stride length.

I managed to replace my Darn Tough socks that had developed holes in them. They did not have the exact same model do I got some that are a bit higher.

We ate lunch at a Mexican place where I had Carne Asada Fries which is simply delicious and very calorie rich.

I also managed to squeeze in a visit to the bakery to get breakfast for tomorrow. Might as well get as much town food as possible.

Getting ready for the barbeque. 

Getting ready for the barbeque. 

The spa we are staying at decided to make a barbecue for us since we are the first hikers they are hosting this year. The food was very good and there was plenty of food for us. Again I am amazed at the generosity of the people I meet.