So a painful right knee prompted an earlier than planned trip to Running Bear in Alderley Edge for discussion about footwear. I was expecting to have to book an appointment for gait analysis, but it was the first thing they did. Yippee! I wasn’t sure if I could run with bad knee, but I was up to a couple of short jogs on the treadmill, and was given advice on choosing suitable shoes to cushion my aging bones as I run. I have now spent a fortune on lovely pinky red ‘go faster’ shoes. No excuses now.
After plenty of time spent with knee elevated with an ice pack on it I decided to try out the new go faster shoes.
The good news is I managed my Wk4R3, and strapped ice to my knee upon my return to the couch to mitigate any possible reaction.
The bad news is I’m still slow as a snail as knee wasn’t quite comfortable enough. So 2 days rest then I’ll see how it feels.
I loved the free socks I got with my shoes with a groovy little running piglet on the ankle. I only realised it was supposed to be a running bear (name of shop is a clue!) when I put them on and it says ‘Running Bear’ right across the top of the foot. Duh! Still slow.