3 easy miles with Callie.
Yesterday I went to Core Running Co. and bought new shoes. After trying on about 4 or 5 pair I picked the ones that felt the best (I'm really picky about all my shoes). I also bought some inserts for my high arches. I described the problem I was having to the shoe expert and he believes several things are contributing to my problems.
My Mizunos' are worn out to the point the heal had dropped and was allowing the shoe to rub on the ankle ball. I believe the shoes were too narrow causing my toes to be pressed together. I shoed him my feet (which have blood blisters on the ends of my toes) and he said this shows that I use my toes like claws when I run putting a lot of pressure on those toes and the tendons that connect to these toes. Those tendons are the ones that are sore on the bottom of my foot and along the top of my foot. (I'm not sure I have all of this exactly right but it sounded sensible when he was describing it). Anyway new shoes, inserts and a little more light running should help me recover soon. On another note, my right knee is much better but still has a little twinge but nothing serious. I think only high milage will tell me how it really is.
Wow...Losts of talk and not much running... :-)
“Then I wanted to know the meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws—the beast that crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left.