Thursday, September 18, 2008



FEELING THE PAIN

How do you know when its time for new running shoes? For me, its hip pain. Not the kind I've had with ITB, but pain during and after a run. It eases with stretching and icing, but its there, nagging at me day in and day out, a sure sign its time for new shoes. I've been to the chiro recently but haven't had a massage in a while. Still, I'm sure new shoes are needed.
Got that birthday gift card just in time, and this weekend will be scouting around for my favorite pair of shoes, Brooks Adrenaline.
I've been wearing these now for a few years and they seem to be a good choice for me. And the good news is they haven't changed much year to year. How much longer they'll make this shoe is anyone's guess. Hopefully I can find my size at the running store! It would be great if they were actually on sale too!
I doubt I will be able to wear them for my race this weekend or the Toronto half next weekend, but they certainly will make the runs in between more comfortable. It almost amazing how once I get a new pair of shoes, something that's bothering me goes away almost from the first run.
I'll be reporting on my success in finding the shoes and having pain free runs again!

11 comments:

cindy said...

Yes - getting new shoes always helps my little aches and pains. I usually start to feel it in my knees and feet.

Hope you find a pair :-)

Lily on the Road said...

New shoes do help, that's for sure. Maybe you could get an adjustment at the race this weekend, I noticed that a chiro is one of the sponsor's....

get better soon! How is Jan?

Running Knitter said...

New running shoes always make me happy. Good luck!

Jenn said...

I have brooks addictions. I really love them except that for some reason I had to go a half size up this year. My mother in law wears them too and she said that hers had to go up a half size also. I don't know if it's because they redesigned them or if our feet are just getting bigger.Hopefully it's the former and not the latter as my feet are already size 10!

Jenn

Flo said...

I usually feel it in my right knee and my plantar. Once they start aching after a run I know the shoes are wearing down. Hope you find the ones you want.

TRIHARDCHIK said...

Can totally relate! Shoes really make a difference. I finally had to find a new model after several years--New Balance stopped making mine a while ago, but they were classified as "classics" so I could still get them--until July.

I found the newest model of the same shoe works even better!

Good luck finding your shoe and at the upcoming races!

jahowie said...

Interesting.....maybe I should look at a new pair too.

chia said...

If they are out in GR I can always swing through and grab them in Holland too... keep that in mind ;-). But you probably do Striders, don't cha? Last year's Adrenaline's are on the sale rack at Gazelles right now but I didn't see how much they were. Good luck chica!

Marlene said...

Just popping by to say HELLO! Looks like I may get to meet you in Toronto with Laurel/Lily next weekend before Scotia. :)

Gotta get caught up on what you're up to, but in the meantime I hope you can find some Adrenalines in your size to hopefully ease the hip ache.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Yay for new shoes!!

Anne said...

Sorry I was out of pocket when you turned another year younger. Yeah, my legs stay "tired feeling" when it's time for me to head to the running store. Hope those Adrenalines were on sale like they are here...which means a new model is coming out soon.