|Love these shoes.|
Now, I do have a decent knowledge of the human body, and despite my general aversion to running, I do have a fundamental understanding of running injuries. Therefore, I am a bit paranoid about developing plantar fasciitis, irritating my achilles tendon, or doing anything horribly irreparable to my feet, ankles, knees, or hips in these last 8 weeks of training.
|I got these, only in purple.|
And so, I bought new shoes. I really like the Merrell brand and so I upgraded to a barefoot shoe that is made just for me "beginner or long distance runner", the Merrell Bare Access Arc. I'm both, so it is twice as good. I'll get them sometime in the next week and we'll see how these work out. I am optimistic, but in the meantime, I'll take my chiro's advice and keep rolling my feet out on a golf ball or maybe a frozen water bottle.
I wore these shoes for my first obstacle course conditioning session and am quite amazed. I had no pain during or after the workout. Even better, the chronic pain I've had for the past two weeks is mostly gone. This is awesome because I thought I might have crippled myself with enthusiasm and hubris.
A second two hour conditioning workout and a bit of road running and the pain is still gone. Love these shoes!