So I had a race last Saturday and after about the first mile I had this bad pain in my heel. It hurt so bad that every time I took a step I thought I was going to cry. I finished the race and it didn’t bother me. I ran all this past week and I didn’t think anything of it because it didn’t bother me. Yesterday though I was running on the treadmill with my friend and it started to bother me so I went to the trainer downstairs. I was given a heel wedge to put in my shoe (I have vibrams btw) and he told me to run on it for like half a mile. It didn’t bother it with the heel wedge on but it totally altered my gait and it made my foot slip around while I ran. I went back down and I was like; “Um,yeah I can’t run with this.” I was pretty much told that I was a mystery to him. And I was just like:
Fyi, that’s my ‘I don’t know face’, except I’m not like 10. Anywho, the trainer and I were pretty much shooting the breeze and commiserating on how we were completely unsure as to what was going on. I told him I usually fix my own injury problems and he jsut laughed and said most runners do.
Then we started talking about my shoes which are vibrams:
My vibrams are gray with with blue between the toes. They’re my second pair. The first pair I got was last November the day before Thanksgiving.
Walk down Memory Lane:
I had been running barefoot a good amount of the time up until that point and my mom wanted me to get something to wear on my feet so that I wouldn’t cut my feet on anything. I was told to gradually work my way into wearing them. So the next day I ran a 6 mile race with them on :).
I’ve been wearing them ever since and I now only have one pair of sneakers for the random times when I need them to do house work or something. Well, I ran in my last pair so much tha t I totally wore them out and hence my new pair. Which I didn’t get to start using until after my stress fracture, but that is a story for a different day.
Oh I had a race today, well it was more of a scrimage. And compared to last year when I sucked greatly with my running I did really well. However, with my times thus far I don’t think it was that amazing. Once again, a story for a different day, maybe tomorrow. That is all for now. TTFN.