Oh, dear God… my run this morning hurt so much!
I only managed to get in about 13 minutes of running (down 4 minutes from Monday) because of pain in my legs. Now, here’s the thing: it was my first day wearing my new running shoes with the custom insoles.
Does that have to do with anything? I did everything else right. I got up and ate one hour before I went on my run. I warmed up and then I stretched. And yet, once I got out there and began the workout, my lower legs began to cramp up so much.
It’s kind of like the shin splint pain I felt before, only it’s a little more on the outside of my leg. And it is in both legs. (Previously, my right shin was the only one bothering me.) I honestly think it has to do with my new shoes. Will it get better once they are broken in a bit more/ my muscles acclimate to the good shoes? Are my muscles so conditioned to crappy old shoes that when they finally get to experience supportive, correct shoes, they freak out? Is that what happened?
Either way, yuck. I was slower than ever, and the whole workout wasn’t satisfying in any way. I’m sad about it. I had hoped for the more energized, happy feeling I had on Monday.
I’m scheduled to run again tomorrow morning, so I sure hope things feel a little better by then. Otherwise it’s just going to be a walk. Boo. 😦