This afternoon I bought a new pair of running shoes. I went to a place that does analysis of your feet. They assessed my balance and took a video of my feet running barefoot on a treadmill. From the analysis, they told me which running shoe was best for me. It turns out my feet work well in a neutral kind of shoe versus a stability type. This was news to me since I was told I should be in a stability type of shoe. Of course, this was years ago, when they didn’t have all this technology.
So, I am going to try out this new running shoe. I have 3 months to see if they will work for me. If I don’t like them, I can return them. I keep thinking of all the places and races these shoes will take me. I have already signed up for two races. One is a 5K in March. The other is a triathlon taking place in October. My friend talked me into doing these races. On the one hand, I think what am I getting myself into? On the other hand, I am glad my friend convinced me to set these goals. It will give me motivation to get out there and train.
I still worry about my knee. It sometimes nags at me when I exercise or do any high impact activities. But, I can’t let that slow me down. Some days I just push through the pain. I know the best thing I could do is to stop running for a while, but I don’t want to. On the days when my knee is especially bothersome, I run until I can’t run anymore. Then, I walk. It’s all I can do. At least that’s something.