If only it were so that one size fits all, because then I could Google foot pain and know exactly what to do about it. (Yes, we are talking about my feet again:). Instead of finding a million different reasons, I could just be like this is it and move on. I still think that it is because of the Royal Toe (yes, I’m sticking with the fancy sounding name instead of Morton’s Toe). I just don’t think I’ve found the right solution yet. It’s like a game of darts where I’m hoping to finally hit the bullsye to find the solution. I’m making progress, but am not there yet.
Yesterday, I went for my long run (9 miles). I made the mistake of trying out new inserts. DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT try out something new for a long run! On one hand (or foot) it worked in that I really experienced little to no pain in the ball of my foot or toes. On the other hand (or foot), now the ball of my left foot hurt and is still sore. It wasn’t till towards the end of my run that it started to bother me. I even was experiencing discomfort in my right foot which had never bothered me. By that point, I actually took the insert out of my right shoe and when I hit 9 miles I even took my shoes off to walk for a cool down. This morning and yesterday I was more sore from my run and the ball of my left foot is still sore. So now the question is which pain is easier to live with?
I will say THANK GOD for my foam roller. This morning one of the first things that I did when I got out of bed is to do some stretching with a band and then rolled. Rolled some more for good measure and I will roll again through out the day. For more good measure, I’ve taken some Motrin too. I’ve never really had back soreness after a run, but I am a little sore there as well. I, honestly, think that I may not have had the right posture due to the inserts. Although, I’m thinking that I am going to try these inserts again, but not on a long run and not in both shoes. I think I may need to do a combo of things with that damn smaller big toe, high arches, and little legs. I’m getting closer to a solution or at least that’s what I tell myself.
ON A POSITIVE NOTE: TRAINING
I was looking over my running log and realized that in August I hit double digits for running. 100.09 miles! Damn, no wonder my feet are sore:)