I am contemplating scheduling a visit to the podiatrist. I have long suspected that I may have some gait issues, and I am curious to see what a gait analysis might determine.
I made the mistake of looking down at my feet the past few days while I was running. No—I did not trip and fall on my face—but I did discover that my left foot does this weird thing when I run. It swings inward. Not really sure what that’s all about, but I wonder how it affects the biomechanics of my stride and the efficiency of my running.
This year as been a continuous exploration of how to be a more efficient and less injury prone runner. I wonder if a podiatrist might help me on this journey.
There are two things holding me back from scheduling that first appointment: 1) cost (if they suggest orthotics, I know those can be obscenely expensive) and 2) I want to see if I can correct the underlying problem rather than just putting a Band-Aid on it. Know what I mean?
I would love to know about any experience you guys have with the podiatrist. Please share!
Today we enjoyed a beautiful day at Roger Williams Zoo—three hours of running around with mommy’s friends and the boy’s friends. Everyone had a great time. We hit up the YMCA later for more play time and some run time for me. I just did a short three-miler in my Merrell Pace gloves. I love the feel of running in the Pace gloves!
I switch up my shoes a lot (to keep my foot and leg muscles guessing) and the Pace Gloves are great for the barefoot feel and making sure you are striking mid-foot. There is something liberating about wearing them, especially on the trails!