Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On Second Thought...

I think the jogging may have to wait until I can get the right shoes. I have wide, flat feet (a la Fred Flintstone. Very pretty. Very feminine.), along with weak ankles. This morning I could barely walk, my ankles hurt so bad.

I had planned to swim this morning, and even woke up bright and early on my own. However, when I crawled out of bed and put weight on my right leg, I nearly fell down. So instead I popped a couple Alleve and went back to bed. Alleve is my new best friend (it was also my new best friend when I had a cracked rib).

The good news is, my sister-in-law's dad is a running shoe guru. He had some advice for getting the right shoes and may be able to hook us up with some nice shoes for less than retail price. Nice!

I am shocked with how much of an impact a few minutes of jogging has had on my body. I walk 4 miles in a day easily, but 6 1/2 minutes of jogging have done me in. Of course, SIL's dad pointed out that when you run, your legs absorb 5-7 times your body weight with each step.


Fat[free]Me said...

Hmmmm, this could explain the pain I felt in my knees and ankles today. Time to update those ancient trainers!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Yup, the right shoes are sooo important! I usually wait too long to replace mine, and my weak ankle always lets me know.

Also, I have found that I have to rest two days between high intensity workouts or my weak ankle will act up.