New shoes = new run route
After my unpleasant experience with Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) last year and the subsequent many weeks of enforced exercise ban, I have been trying to trail run only. An opportunity to run as part of Team Honk for Sports Relief 2014, got me back running on concrete again but I had to wear my baby’s shoes as I only had my trail running shoes. Ridiculous, I know but I thought the city run would be a one off so there was no point buying a pair of shoes.
Turns out my ITB coped with the run so I’ve booked myself in for a road race in June and will definitely be pushing myself to get out and train for it. Obviously I can’t do it in borrowed shoes so this pair of Hi – Tec road shoes are what I’ll be wearing for the training and the race.
I have been wearing them as my every day shoes for a couple of weeks now (to break them in before running in them – yes, I’m still nervous about setting off a flare up of ITBS) and they are the most comfortable shoes I have worn for a long time so I am confident that they are going to give me all the support I need. Hopefully I will have a photo of me smiling at the end of the race instead of grimacing as I stretch out my ITB.