Having started running a few weeks
ago and really loving getting on the road after eighteen months of being
a regular gym user I've hit a bit of a wall.
I'd been doing really well and had managed 10k a few times then last
week started getting a real severe pain in my right knee; which I could
not run off.
On Thursday I went to the Runners Shop in Beckenham where the man was incredibly helpful saying that I was
a severe overpronator on my left foot and he sorted me out with some Aasics Foundation motion control shoes.
Went for a short run on Friday and
managed OK during the run but at the end of it was in a lot of pain,
Went to a sports physio on Saturday;
and ws told that I had not been stretching my calf muscles sufficiently and that was also making my foot strike at the wrong angle and this combined with the wrong shoes I had been using had caused tendinitis in the knee.
Although I'm relieved it's nothing too
serious and I hope they will
they will be able to sort me out;
it's all very frustrating when I drive past placecs and think to myself "I could run to here a couple of weeks
Any words of wisdom please following this wallow in self pity!