I guess I need new shoes - no running for awhile
Friday, June 29, 2012
Earlier this week, on two consecutive days, I ran 3-miles (each day). After that second day, my left knee was hurting really bad. I know I didn't torque it or do anything silly. But it started to hurt so bad that it even hurt to walk.
So I decided to call up a friend of mine who regularly runs marathons and asked her if this ever happens to her. Of course she said "no". She told me that I probably need new shoes.
When I told her that I was running in K-Swiss' version of a running shoe, she told me that I "definitely" need new shoes and that I should go to a running store and have them analyze my feet to see what type of shoe I need to wear.
Could this be why I could never run further than 6 miles? I'm starting to think that my poor shoe choice is what's been holding me back. I probably could have been running half marathons by now if I had the proper shoes.
My joints are always hurting during and after my runs! This has to be the reason.
So, I am going to stop running for awhile until I can save up enough money to buy some good running shoes. (well......I already signed up for the Beach Dash on July 14th, so I will be doing that.....but afterwards, I'm just going to hold off until I can get myself a new pair of shoes).
What a pain! There's always something. It will be exciting to see the difference in the way my body feels after giving it a treat of some new running shoes. :)
I'll keep you all updated! :) It might be a month before I can save up enough to get them tough. ;-)