Arch insoles inserted, I took off today morning hoping that my hobble-gait would improve slightly.
The long and short is that the insoles support previously unsupported areas of my foot which, as a result, gets rather painful and sore - which makes for me continuing to be HobbleHeels until I break them in properly.
Thus in this fashion, I kept the pace slow and consistent and finished Week 4 wincing in pain but happy that my stamina/endurance has definitely improved since I first started. I say this because I don't feel like I'm dying anymore....now its more grit my teeth and bear the arch pain.
I should be elated that I got this far - but I'm feeling rather flat and down....probably because I know that the next few runs will continue to be painful (I've been told the insoles take a few runs to actually begin to see the benefits).
I'm due to start Week 5 on Friday - but not feeling happy about it, just anxious and hopeful that I will be able to cope with the pain.
Sorry for the 'down-in-the-dumps' post.....but had to get it off my chest!!!