i had to do a real-life test of the shin splints, so i ran fairly hard today. wanted to test my endurance too. i was afraid sitting out for almost two weeks would slow me down. both tests came out better than i expected. the shin splints weren't painful at all. a twinge here and there and a little soreness, but no pain! the endurance was still hanging around too. i felt comfortable running at around 8:00 pace the whole time. i didn't slow down a lot later in the run. only time will tell, but i think i might be back to where i want to be by the end of the month. i'm thanking God for his healing and getting back at it now.