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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Foot pain

March has been an interesting month...to say the least. I feel incredibly lucky that nothing has gone terribly wrong, all things considered.

Right now I'm attempting to ice both my right knee and my right foot at the same time. It's harder than you might think.

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Nature's Path Pumpkin Granola is the best thing ever. Buy it in bulk at Costco now. You will not be disappointed.

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Same with Naked Juice's Green Machine. I started buying this in bulk too since I am way too lazy to make a green smoothie.

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This flavor of Yoplait was okay...if you like high fructose corn syrup. I won't buy it again. My local grocery store doesn't sell greek yogurt. I have to travel to get it! :(

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And Cuties! I buy these in bulk too. They are great!

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What I am really excited about...my new Brooks Ariels!

I got mine in Gray at a local running store.

It was such a great experience that I wanted to share my story with you. Recently, I started training for my first 5k (as most of you know.) Training is going okay but I struggle with pain in my right knee. Slowly but surely the pain in my right knee needed a friend and my heel started hurting as well. I chalked it up to plantar fasciitis and continued to run with my $40 crappy running shoes. Eventually after talking to Mari about it, I decided to go find some new shoes.

The lady at the running store had me walk barefoot in the store while she watched me. I didn't mention my heel or knee pain and she looked at me and told me to sit down.

"You favor your left side. Do you have any trouble with your right leg, knee or foot?" She asked.

Then she had me try on about 3 different pairs of shoes before having me run with them on. She watched me run and suggested the Brooks shoe because they can help with my motion control issues.

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I also got the shoes in a giant size. 9.5!!! I usually wear 8.5. She explained that the biggest size would be better and showed me how much toe room I should have. It was nice to be able to talk to someone who knew a ton about shoes, running and foot pain.

And yes, I still pain on seeing a doctor if the shoes don't help. Andy and I ran outside today and I felt great until the last 1/2 mile. Now my right foot hurts along the arch. Lovely.

Andy and I will be running the 5k on March 27th. My dad is running the half marathon beforehand and it will be nice to cheer him on while accomplishing one of my 2010 goals. I am worried that my 5k time will be really slow (I'm thinking 42 minutes. Not even kidding.) So promise not to laugh when I post my results.

Runners: Do you remember your first 5k? What was your time? Did you have to train for it or not?

What kind of shoes do you run/walk/workout in?

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14 Comments:

At March 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM , OpenID eatingmachine said...

i buy my shoes at costco!

but athletic shoes don't give me issues generally.

ballet flats on the other hand? those i could use a specialist for.

 
At March 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

you poor thing! I vote your boo gives you a full leg massage ;)

 
At March 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM , Anonymous Olga @ Healthing It said...

I also have 9.5 running shoes! I was surprised that they had to be bigger than my shoe size.

I ran my first (and only so far) 5K back in October. I trained for it and felt really accomplished when it was over.

I'm going to train for another one once this horrific weather stops. And investing in good running shoes is definitely a necessity!

I had serious shin splints when I trained...hope your knee pain calms down!

 
At March 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

Naked Juice's Green Machine = amazingggggggggg, I wish it was less expensive so I could drink gallons every day! It's one of my favorite ways to get greens in:)

 
At March 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM , Blogger One Healthy Apple said...

I wear brooks shoes too. I have tendonitis in my knees and am probably designed to sit very still instead of exercise, but do it anyways! Good shoes are really important and I get mine a whole size larger too!

 
At March 14, 2010 at 1:12 PM , Anonymous homecookedem said...

I went to a running store a little over 2 years ago and they had me run on a treadmill to "diagnose me" with what kind of shoes I should run in. I've been wearing size 10 asics ever since! Love 'em!!

 
At March 14, 2010 at 1:31 PM , OpenID ktbwood said...

BOO for foot pain!! ahh! rest it girlfrand! heels give me major pains..or either i just suck at walking in them

 
At March 14, 2010 at 4:10 PM , Anonymous FoodCents said...

Dude, no one is going to laugh at you for whatever time you post in your 5K. Just the fact you are doing it is THE AWESOME. YOU ROCK!!!

It's nice you found a place with a salesperson who knew what they were talking about, I hope those babies treat you well!!!

 
At March 14, 2010 at 6:29 PM , Blogger craftygal86 said...

what shoe store did you go to? How great to have such a customized shoe. Do you feel a difference?

 
At March 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM , Blogger עזרא said...

Hi
I am also running and I am dealing with plantar fasciitis for more than a year now. There are many things you can do to treat your PF although I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one it may not work for the other.
Did you try Taping? I have found it very useful. Taping will keep your foot from getting injured again and will help you get through your daily routine. There are a few Taping techniques you can find in YouTube - just type "Plantar Fasciitis Taping" in YouTube search.
I also found a very informative website in: http://www.plantar-fasciitis-elrofeet.com
Take care & Good luck

 
At March 15, 2010 at 7:56 AM , Anonymous Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

I'm a Brooks girl! *cue gleaming white smile and me tossing my hair around* Brooks do tend to actually run small, so 9.5 isn't really as bad as you think. I wear a 9 :D

Don't even stress about your time! Run what you run and be proud of that! :D

 
At March 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM , Blogger kat said...

The right shoes make a huge difference. There is a store in San Francisco called See Jane Run & they did the same kind of thing with my, walking barefoot & such. Those were the best shoes ever

 
At March 15, 2010 at 2:01 PM , OpenID destination262 said...

Yay for new shoes! I think you are going to feel the difference right away! I know I did when I got my Asics at X-mas.

I did my first 5k a little less than a year ago and I did a 6 week training leading up to it. That was my first time running in a race and probably one of my best races!

Just remember to go out there and have fun. Don't worry too much about your time. But since it's your first race you will get a personal record! That's always fun. I am super excited for you!

 
At March 16, 2010 at 6:12 AM , Blogger Sarah @ See Sarah Eat said...

No way is anyone going to laugh at you! Your first 5K is going to be a huge accomplishment for which you should be so proud :)

Good for you for getting some new shoes, I hope they help! I am lucky to have a neutral stride so I don't have to buy special shoes, I just buy last year's models of Asics or Adidas at a sporting goods store. But I do wear a larger size in them with lots of cushioning.

I still remember mine like it was yesterday. It was the first race I had ever ran and I had only been running for 6 months at that point (starting with walk-run intervals, similar to a C25K program).

It doesn't matter when you finish, just that you finish :)

 

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