I have new shoes!!
New running shoes and they are awesome!!
I have been having real trouble with my calves recently, it has been getting worse and making my legs and knees hurt. I have been attempting not to complain about it because I assumed it was just something that I had to accept as a heavier than average runner…
It turns out that such bad calf pain that you have to force your legs to move and can’t run again for a week is not actually normal!
It turns out that I had the wrong shoes. They are still fairly new and not worn out but completely wrong for my very flat very overpronating feet!
When I got the last ones I didn’t have a gait analysis, the man in the shop based my shoe choice on something that was similar to the ones I used to have which were discontinued.
This was apparently not an effective way to go!
This time my friend susie who works in the running shop did a proper gait analysis and videoed my feet running and everything!
I cannot believe how much difference the right pair of shoes makes!!!
It was like having a whole new pair of legs!! 😀
Today’s run was faster, and so much more comfortable than yesterday’s it was like I was a different person! I was so miserable after yesterday’s run I thought I would never be able to even attempt the half marathon, today it seems a little less daunting!!
As all this took time, I decided to switch insanity rest days and will do the pulse workout tomorrow. 🙂