Yesterday I bought a new pair of running shoes. My Newtons are over a year old. While they don't have many miles on them, they have started to squeak when I run. Plus I never really clicked with them. I didn't hate them, but I didn't love them either.
So I went back to what I had before - Nike Vomero. I loved them right away. They are very soft and cushiony. I ran today for a few minutes before my bike ride and then a few minutes after. I didn't think much of it. Then, I went to work where my Newtons were and I ran to the bathroom. Again, didn't really have any thoughts about it. At this point, I got around to transfering my heel lift from my old shoes to my new ones and then I ran to the bathroom again. And had instant stabbing pain in my knee.
Does this mean that all my problems with my calf and knee were caused by that freaking heel lift?! That I could been running pain free MONTHS ago if I hadn't starting using it? Part of me almost hopes not because that would really, really suck. But the other part of me wants to go running tomorrow and see if I can run without pain. Because, if I can, that would be awesome.
But I'm still kind of upset. I don't want to point fingers and I did decide to keep using the heel lift in the running shoes because I felt like it improved things even after I decided it was hurting me to use it in daily life. Particularly I felt more stable in my hips and my right foot stopped turning out so much when I ran. But I feel like I've been lead astray by an expert and I hate it when that happens.
Not to mention all the lost training time.
And the pain.
Okay, I guess I'll have to do a test tomorrow. I'll do my Couch-to-5K program with the lift and without it and compare pain levels. Then, hopefully, I'll know what to do next.