This is my life
Even though I haven't been able to run since my overuse injury diagnosis I did get to do some cross training today. While Mike was running (lucky), I went to the gym to use the stationary bike.
Even though it was around 10am on a Sunday, I was shocked to find out that I was the only one at the gym. This didn't last too long and some other people slowly trickled in while I was working up a sweat on my bike. I didn't even notice my foot pain the entire 50 minutes, except when my foot slipped a few times.
I covered a little over 13 miles and was happy that I had done something to work my muscles, especially since I haven't done anything in a week.
After I was done I went out in the parking lot to find Mike stretching near our car. We had decided that we were going to run 7 miles this weekend and even though I couldn't go anymore Mike went out for a solo run. When I asked him how it went he said that he wasn't quite sure because the Garmin died. Surprise, surprise.
He said that he had gone 3.75 miles by the time the watch died so we drove the rest and figured out that he had covered 6.75 miles, not bad! It made me feel good that he said he didn't like running by himself and that it felt weird to not have me there with him.
I changed up my R.I.C.E. routine a little bit when we got home and I took an Epsom salt bath to help with the little bit of bruising left on my foot. I also put heat on my foot for a few minutes because the doctor had said that since the injury happened a little while ago that heat might work better at this point. I will ice it tonight, though.
In other news, in addition to the Saucony Kinvara 2s that I bought (which are hopefully coming sometime this week), I purchased a pair of Saucony Mirages. By the way if you use the website runningwarehouse, Skinny Runner has a discount code!
I think that I am going to try to be a two pair or running shoes runner. My plan is to use the Kinvaras for shorter training runs and races and use the Mirages for longer training runs. I think that part of the reason I developed this injury is because the bottom of my Nike Free Run 2s were so worn out. I know that I should have gotten new shoes, but I didn't have enough time to get them before the half marathon and I didn't want to wear brand new shoes during a 13.1 mile run.
For fun let's see what the bottom of the Nike Free Run 2s are supposed to look like, shall we?
Here are what mine look like:
What types of shoes do you wear? Do you use multiple pairs of shoes or just one?