To be honest I wasn't looking to spend a lot of money. Matt had a coupon to a local department store. I did some research into motion controlled shoes and found out that they had this shoe at the store on sale!! So I went for it. These shoes were great. They had good support and a wide toe box. Within a couple of weeks the pain had subsided. I felt it every now and then but defintely not as bad as it had been. So 6 months goes by, Matt and I join a running club and I realize hey, I should probably get new shoes again. With our running club membership we got 20% off at a local new balance store. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to figure out what shoes were right for me and get a professional's opinion. I spent way more money than I thought I would and trusted the salesman's opinion. I walked out of the store with this shoe:
The New Balance 1260. I did my first couple of runs and everything was ok. They were much different than the asics. It felt almost like I was walking on a cloud they were so cushiony. The guy at the store said they were for moderate overpronators so I thought they would have good support, but I think my $50 asics had more. As my running got more frequent the pain in my foot returned. Whenever I wore these shoes I could feel it. I really didn't want to admit to myself that I just wasted all this money on these shoes and that the cheap shoes were probably a better fit for me. After my 10k I gave my foot a rest for a couple of weeks. My first few runs back I used my old asics. NO PAIN!! My doctor's appointment is Monday and hopefully that will take me to a foot specialist. I think I want to get a real professional's opinion before I go buying another pair of running shoes.
For now I'm doing shorter runs and stopping if I have any pain. Thank God it's winter...gives me a good excuse to cross train since it's so cold out!
Tomorrow morning I will be giving oatmeal another try. I could never stomach it before because of the texture. The overnight oats are the only way I could handle them (because I'm obsessesed with greek yogurt). Well I'm giving them another go. I'm making pumpkin pie oatmeal...noticing a trend lately? PUMPKIN!!!