So recently I've just got into running. Started running in the summer and did it every once in awhile, but the last week I started just running for 30 minutes straight, doing about a 5k. However, I don't think my body was used to it, and I did that for 3 days in a row, and unfortunately I have a shin splint in my left leg, and knee aches in my right.
I've decided to lay of running for a little until my shin splint has recovered, but I still want/need to exercise. Anyone have any recommendations on some low-impact exercises that I could do? I can't swim since I don't have access to a pool or anything. Would using the elliptical be okay, or should I stick to maybe walking and cycling?
Sorry about the long post, but any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!