Yesterday I went out for a run again. My foot hadn’t hurt in a few days and the swelling on Tuesday and Wednesday was minimal. I decided to take my chiro’s advice and try a more supportive shoe than what I’ve been wearing. I wore a pair of Saucony Triumphs. Now, I loved these shoes. They took me (injury free) through my second marathon and many shorter races. They helped me when I was recovering from my achilles issues.
Yesterday they made my hip and knee hurt. It was the hip and knee on the opposite side from my current calf and foot issues. Really? Really??? I just felt like my foot was being forced to land wrong. I managed 3 sucky miles (although a big piece of the sucky came from forgetting to eat breakfast + 75 degree weather).
On the bright side, my foot was not swollen last night and my knee and hip didn’t hurt at all after the run.
I’m just so frustrated. I can’t seem to run minimalist without hurting myself, but my feet and gait have apparently changed in a way that my old shoes no longer fit. I don’t have unlimited resources to keep buying different shoes either. So, running is just going to have to take a back seat.
I’m doing the Another Mother Runner challenge for June and my calendar is going to be filled with yoga and gym time and biking. I will manage to work out 5 times a week, even if running is only one or two of those times.
And I love how I start the challenge with a rest day. That’s how I roll, people. That’s how I roll.