Hello Everyone! Allison here, and I’m finally writing my FIRST blog post. I really can’t take much credit for this considering Joanna has done all of the hard work, but I figured I could do my part by writing while she was on vacation! I must admit, that I miss my exercise/foodie partner and it’s only been 2 days! Although we have YET to excercise together, I feel that we both keep eachother accountable throughout the week when it comes to training.
Unfortunately, I have been in a bit of an exercise slump lately. I’m not nearly as excited about running anymore now that it’s mandatory and crammed into my already busy schedule. My favorite times to run are on Saturday mornings before Central Park is too crowded to move, but weekend trips and other activities have made it tough to schedule runs on the weekends. I know that’s not an excuse, but I do have a real reason as to why I haven’t been running in the past week.
A few weeks ago, I bought new shoes. I was overdue for a new pair – i had been running in the same shoes since June. When I bought these shoes I was completely clueless as to what was the right kind for me. So when I decided to bite the bullet and buy new shoes, I was shocked to find out I had been running in shoes made for people with very high arches, whereas I have the flattest feet this shoe salesman had seen. I was extremely excited about my new shoes – Asics Evolution 4 ( aren’t they beautiful!)
For the past two weeks, every time I run I have had terrible shin splints and pain! I thought it was because I hadn’t been sticking with my training schedule while I was on vacation and was in a slump. It didn’t occur to me until a few days ago that it was my new shoes! I tried to run in my old shoes but could barely run .5 miles before I had to stop. So cross your fingers that I haven’t done any serious damage and will still be able to run in the half marathon! I am going back to the shoe store today and the doctor on Monday so hopefully everything will work out!
Hopefully this extra long post will make up for my lack of posting over the past few weeks!