Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ow Ow


Only six miles today, but since I did seven yesterday I don't feel too bad about that. I left the house thinking I'd go for seven again today, but I didn't account for the fact that I put on the shoes that have the orthotics in them.

That was intentional, btw. I have 2 pairs of the same shoes; yesterday I walked sans-orthotics, and developed the hot spot (which was fine by this morning...cured by my whining, I think.)  Today I decided to use the orthotics again, as well as some Glide on my feet...surely that would fix it and I could go longer, right?

The Glide worked on the hot spots (I think it was the Glide) but about a mile in my shins started to hurt horribly. And then I remembered that hey, I had shin pain before I bought the 2nd pair of shoes and walked without the orthotics. Still, I soldiered on, took a break at 4 miles, then got back to it, and at 5.5 realized I better head home if I wanted to be able to move at all the rest of the day.

I also walked sans compression shorts today, and noticed a difference there, too. I usually wear jean shorts over the compression shorts, but today tried just the jeans shorts. Those didn't bother me, but damn my underwear pinched me a lot. Lesson learned there, the compression shorts keep wayward undies in check.

Tomorrow I'll try walking without the orthotics, but with the compressions shorts and Glide, and see how it feels. I stuck some Moleskin strips in my Camelback just in case it's the orthtotic inserts easing those hot spots and not the Glide, but whichever it is, I'm not real keen on the shin pain.

1 comment:

Journey to DALLAS! said...

Just to let you know ... my left heel is sore.
I'm not whining, of course ... just sharing information.