So I posted about my shin splints about a month ago. I've taken a break from running...it's been about a month and I stopped feeling the pain in my shins throughout the day, so I tried running again the other day (very very low intensity run mind you) and I almost crumbled under the pain! WTF?!? Cliffs: No shin pains, at all, on a normal basis...but crippling pain when running... Crippling is exaggerating the pain, but it hurts like a bitch.