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Graduation pressie to me

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate

I went for a gait analysis today - I have one perfect leg with perfect gait! 😇

Unfortunately the other one (the one Ive had the hip, calf, ankle, arch niggles with) is wonky and needs more support.

After trying a few shoes I ended up with these - bit of a Goldilocks scenario - too little support,too much support (for my good leg), just right!

Hopefully the investment price tag will keep me running and I will be bounding along like tigger!

One downside is that none of my tops match my shoes now ........

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Beautiful! Saucony Everun! 👍😁 comfy! Lovely colour... I'm sure I've seen some great tops that colour. 😉

Happy new shoes! 👏

RobW73
RobW73Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Ooh a shoespotter...

Lovely looking set.

Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate

Love them! Sounds like they did a thorough job with the gait analysis 👍🏼

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Tartiflette

The (young) guy was really sweet and supportive. I did say I’d just finished c25k and he was asking if I’d done it alone/ with a club etc. I didn’t feel intimidated. Before I went in I did wonder if they’d think what’s this middle aged woman doing in here, she’s not a proper runner etc etc but he put me at my ease (despite me having a flush - I’m sure he thought how unfit is she! Sweating just after 20s on the treadmill!)

Bit odd watching my back end on the video of the treadmill - but my science background appreciated the angles being drawn on my legs and all the explanations regarding how the shoes compensated 😂

Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate
in reply to Crittermad

He sounds lovely. It's my next job to do but I am apprehensive for all the same reasons. I'm glad you had a good experience, it's very encouraging!!

Janeym1
Janeym1
in reply to Crittermad

I Bought the same shoes! I have a dodgy right foot and an ankle that pronates. This was causing me real problems with after a week 6 run a calf muscle tear- and then no running for 4 weeks!

These shoes have been amazing ! No calf problems and still running! Can’t seem to get me going any faster though!😉

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Gorgeous shoes. Lovely colour. Hope they settle the niggles.

My shoes don’t go with anything I wear but I figured with dark shorts it would break things up enough whatever I wear on top.

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

My current kit is more brights - need to add some pastels 😜

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Crittermad

Mmm fruit pastilles. Sorry. It’s this diet.

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Well done on sticking to it - I keep starting...

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

None of my running gear matches my runners! I don't mind that. I love my runners!

DeeRunning
DeeRunningGraduate

They are a thing of beauty indeed! Congrats, lovely purchase, I wish you many happy running miles in them. I see a shopping opportunity for matching kit for the top 😀

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to DeeRunning

I’m on that one!

sallenson
sallensonGraduate
in reply to DeeRunning

Why don't running shops start to put together a complete "look" so we don't have to make decisions? :-)

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Well you know what you need to do now then? New tops! Shoes look fab...hope they are comfy 🙂

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Saartjie

They are!

Lovely shoes! Who cares whether or not your running gear matches your shoes? 🙂This isn’t a fashion show after all 😀😊 Let us know how you get on with them anyway 🙂

If nothing else, it’s a good excuse/reason to invest in more things to wear if you want to 😂🤣

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Ooh nice! Isn’t it runner’s prerogative to clash? It’s like a must 😂

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

😂

Hmmm that's really interesting Crittermad, and explains why you were having niggles...

This will be helpful to others who are maybe having problems. A gait analysis is a good, worthwhile thing to have done too, the solution may just be down to getting the correct support.

Happy running in your new runners!😊x

Tbae
TbaeGraduate

Many congratulations on your graduation.

Snap on both counts shoes and seem to have someone else’s leg.🤔

Mine are blue, I am a fella.

I have found them to be Brillant.

Atb and take care of you.🌟🏃‍♀️🌟

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Lovely new runners. Happy days ahead. 🏃‍♀️

Sarahsw18
Sarahsw18Graduate

Your post was very reassuring! I am going to a shop for a gait analysis and I am nervous the staff will be inwardly sniggering at a fat fifty year old claiming to be a runner! But what the heck!

Snoozysuz
Snoozysuz
in reply to Sarahsw18

I am a fat 50 year old just starting week 2 of c25k and I went to runners need for a gait analysis as I knew I over pronate from years of inner soles and podiatrist treatment so didn't want to start off wrong...They were really helpful, gave me good advice on what I needed and running techniques and local groups I could join...yes watching my rear view on a laptop wasn't pleasant but it helped to get the right shoes. I got a pair of black Brooks which I love and fit great. They offer a bespoke inner sole making service which I may treat myself to once I complete week 9 😊

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Snoozysuz

😂 you’ve no idea your backside looks like that do you 😂😳

I feel for anyone behind me when I'm running when the sun gets eclipsed 😂they may fall over in the dark!....

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Sarahsw18

I’m 53 and could do with losing a good 2 stone!

Sarahsw18
Sarahsw18Graduate
in reply to Crittermad

Maybe we should start the over 50s flab to fab running group!!

Lovely shoes! And an awesome excuse to buy some pastel coloured running tops. Im feeling an ice cream sundae vibe....🍧but I think that’s Jay66UK ’s fault for all the fruit pastille talk.

I need to get my gait analysis done- I’ve always just gone for the colours I like best 😂😂😂 ( very scientific). I’ve entered the Cardiff 10 k which gives me 10% off at Run and Become. They do gait analysis by getting you to run up and down outside. So, if anyone is in St Mary St Cardiff and sees a middle aged woman wobbling up and down the street and thinks ‘I could WALK faster than she’s running’ - that woman might be me!!

Happy less lopsided running xxx

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to BethMay

We could have gone together! - I did wander over that way but st marys was very busy and hot so I bailed and went to the store in the arcade

lollytwist
lollytwistGraduate

The only answer is to buy new tops 😂😂. They look great, enjoy running in them x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

.... Beautiful... hope you have many happy runs... and of course, you will run even better with a matching top! :)

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

I find that really helps 😜

OKES
OKESGraduate

Hi there - can I ask which shop you can get this test done? #truenovice

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to OKES

I just put ‘gait analysis cardiff’ in google and some options came up - sure it will if you try for your location. Tend to be specialist running shops rather than sports chains

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate

🍾🎉for graduation! They are lovely and we have a resident sports attire expert here, Jay66UK ,who loves browsing (and buying) kit so enlist him as your advisor! We soon won’t know which way up you are you will be so matching.

Seriously they are very nice shoes and I’d love to know which shop you got the analysis done. I think when my leg heals, if

I can still run, I will do that cos I imagine I won’t have the perfect legs I never had before I broke one (🙄) and it will be essential to moral as well as sensible to prevent more injuries. It was really good to hear your positive experience cos they will be calling the marine biologists and hosing me back out to sea when I go in!!

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador
in reply to MelsieJay

How long are you on IC for ? I am going stir crazy after1 week and have another 11 stretching ahead of me. Can’t even drive anywhere. I didn’t realise how much I am an out and about person till now.

I keep getting told “ oh you can lie in the sun and relax” MY IDEA OF HELL!!

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate
in reply to limberlou

I know. Me too. Even the smallest task becomes a massive effort. I don’t know till I go to the fracture clinic later this week. Bit of a joke nearly 3 weeks after the break. I’m hating being contained and don’t enjoy sitting in the sun although the shade is delightful in this warmth. X

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to MelsieJay

😂 I think that sounds like a good idea - you may run differently after you heal. I literally just googled gait analysis and my city and there were a couple of options. The place I went was a specialist running/triathlon shop - so a bit daunting as I went in - but very helpful

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador

Obviously new tops needed then. Lovely !!

Lynne1916
Lynne1916Graduate

I feel your pain - however, m & s have their sale on, and they have a decent range of sports gear in it!!

I’ve got mint green trainers too - nothing goes with them, but who cares if they work! (My teenage niece tells me mint green is very trendy at the moment...) 😊❤️👟

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to mountaindreamer

You were obviously ahead of the curve - trendsetter! I’m just following in your wake

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate
in reply to Crittermad

😂😂 Sadly no trendsetting or even gait analysis going on here, Crittermad! I bought them sometime before C25k, when looking for good shock absorption, and what was on offer at our local outlet Adidas shop! I’ve managed without gait analysis so far, but will sensibly follow you guys there if I start getting any issues once I try to up the distance.

I’m off for my gait analysis tomorrow. Glad to hear yours went well. I’m dreading the price tag but you I’m sure it’s the right move.

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Jujitzu

My friend always justifies spending on clothes/shoes etc on a cost per use basis - I guess we just need to make them good value. On a positive- I ran in them today and apart from a bit of toe numbing (think the laces were too tight) they felt much more cushioned than my old shoe, I felt like my legs had a little bit more return in them and for the first time my calves were soft and relaxed after the run (and have been all day) instead of rock solid, crampy and swollen

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