I got shin splints yesterday skiing Zoomer at Cannon. I thought maybe my thermals had bunched up, because I was getting some pain in my right shin after skiing Zoomer, but they weren't bunched. I went back to the lodge to get lunch and take my boot off for a bit because it was bothering me. After lunch I was having problems walking with my ski boots on. I tried to make a run on a ungroomed black and after hitting a few bumps was worried I had gotten a stress fracture in my leg from the pain I was in. I managed to make it back to the lodge, but in a great deal of pain. I had hit some bumps really hard and landed awkwardly forward off one and ended up hitting another one and landed really hard forward, and that's what I think did it. I tried Bretton Woods today and was okay doing the green groomers, but that got boring fast. I had taken 3 ibuprofen before skiing. I tried and intermediate glade, and regretted it afterword. I went back to the lodge and took 3 more. Tried to do a black...went back to the lodge again, pain was getting on the edge of tolerability. I convinced my father to ski the glade I had been in which was a minor miracle for a man who I can rarely get off a green slope.
So I ended up trying to go for one more run through the glade. By the time I was mid-way through I was back to the I feel like my leg is broken level of pain. I made it my last run and eventually got back to the lodge (after some rather amazing circumstances, but those are in the "poach of the year thread")
Anyways, I can't ski through this much pain, I'm already skiing with a partially separated left shoulder and re-aggravated my damaged wrist. I'm taking tomorrow off to see if maybe I can still get Friday in. Anyone out there have to deal with shin splints. Is there going to be any significant difference from taking a day off from skiing or is the rest of my trip shot?