1) How often per week should I do various things? I know you need to let things sit after lifting weights, but for how long? A day, two, three? 2) Same thing with aerobic exercise... I'm spending a half-hour a day on the elliptical. Should i go every day, skip some, go twice a day... 3) Running (even on the treadmill) gives me shin splints. I have to get over that for the academy. This is something i'm getting pretty desperate about. 4) I need some kind of book that talks about what kinds of foods to eat when. I hear people say things like "No carbs after 6" I don't know what has carbs, what other rules there are, etc. I try to eat as healthfully as I can, but I know nothing about this sort of thing.