I'm going to do this every day. I will take a few moments to blog everyday even if I have nothing to say. It is one way to keep focused on what I really want. So yesterday I ended up walking the dogs for almost 2 hours. That was awesome.
Having been plantar pain free for almost 3 weeks now, I have a burning desire to run. I also have a burning desire no to have that pain again, so there's that. But my shoes were all old. Old like they would hurt my feet if I walked for too long. I knew there was no running in them. But I didn't want to spend $150 on shoes to discover that I can't run. That would suck big time. So I turned to eBay. I found these for $60:
They are bright and loud and I love them. They are also a type of Asics I've never had before. I read that they were really cushioned and good for pronators, so I thought I would give them a try. I wore them once for walking on the treadmill and my toes on my left foot went numb. That was not good. Then I thought they might be too tight. So yesterday I went to walk the dogs and loosen up the laces. Much, much better. I walked for almost 2 hours with the dogs in them. First, I felt like the ball had more cushioning and I was walking with a slight deficit. But gradually I adjusted and by the end of the walk, I had zero foot pain. Zero. After taking them off my feet did not hurt. My legs did not hurt. My back did not hurt. Nothing.....wow, maybe I've hit on something. So today I run. I've been up for almost 2 hours now and putting it off. I don't want to hurt. I just don't want to hurt.
Okay, so I'm off to run on the treadmill. It's been raining for 2 days now. Yuck. Okay, I'll report back later.