Yesterday I left you with this picture and a question:
Which is my injured leg?
If you guessed my right leg, you are CORRECT!
Notice how much higher the arch is on my right foot?
I never would have thought that I had differences in my arches, and didn't know if this was a cause/symptom of my problem, or merely another of my many anatomical quirks. (Go ahead, ask me to bend my thumb behind my hand. It's disturbing.)
Anyway, thinking I needed to think about arch support, I hopped into my car, and drove to Walmart. My ankle/shin hurt so badly on the way in I was limping noticeably (and audibly, apparently flip-flops make a limp hilariously apparent)
flip-FLOP, flip-FLOP, flip-FLOP
Scanned the plethora of insoles for about 12 seconds, and pretty randomly chose these:
I put them on when I got back in my car (with my flip-flops, which is a SEXY look you should definitely try)
Walked into TJ Maxx, and was stunned to hear
flip-flop, flip-flop, flip-flop
Uhh, what? Weeks of PT, hundreds of dollars out of pocket, and a three dollar pair of insoles is going to cure me?
Seriously, no pain. I couldn't freaking believe it.
I wore those insoles the whole day, and iced, foam rolled, and crossed my fingers.
Went for a run the next day - a glorious 6 mile run in the heat and humidity...
Yeah, I read Born to Run, and I was kind of insole-wary like I know a lot of you are, but it's working for me, and I'm loving it.
In fact, I'm in such a great mood because of my great tempo run Tuesday, my decent recovery run yesterday, and my planned half marathon pace run today, that I don't even have anything for Things I Hate Thursdays!
All this running could be bad for my angry blogger career. :)
Hope you have a super day!