This weekend is going to be my first double header weekend of the year. Most of you know that I usually run races every Saturday and Sunday from March/April - December. This is how I keep my motivation up to keep running. This year I decided to run bigger races and cut back on the smaller local races. I am nervous about this weekend . Not because of the races per say, it is just a 4 miler Saturday and a 5k on Sunday but because I finally found a shoe that helps keep my neuromas under a bit of control. Nothing makes running harder than feet that hurt IMO. I started running with Newton Gravitys. I think what helps is the "nubs" on the metatarsal area of the shoe. They have kept my feet mostly pain free during a bunch of short runs and the last two half marathons.
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But with every good statement there is always a "BUT" right? So my but is that ever since I changed to these shoes my hip hurts after running (bursitis I think), I have shin splints and what seems to be periformis (sp?) syndrome in my butt (basically a pain in the butt). I looked at the bottom of the shoes and they are worn much more on the outer side so it is pretty obvious that I am under-pronating which would cause these issues. I think I may also do that to avoid the pain in my feet from the neuromas.
Well I have been stretching, foam rolling and using my stick before and after each run but the hip and shin splints still suck. I am going to a chiropractor that is also a runner on Monday for a evaluation and I am SSSSOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I just want to run pain free just once.....is that too much to ask? I want to just be sore and out of breath not hurting if that makes sense. Who knew running was so hard....it never seemed this hard as a kid.