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Whew! I went on a walk/jog yesterday that kicked my stupid butt. Here's the story.

I bought my first pair of tennis shoes in years a month or two ago (it's actually in one of these blog entries). Unfortunately I didn't size it right, having not worn sneakers in years, and they're too small for me, especially during exercise.

But I've kept wearing them for my runs because I figured they were better than any of the sandals I own. Well, apparently they weren't good enough! They worked out for my first couple of runs, but I noticed increasing foot and knee pain with each successive work out. Well my last work out, the pain got a little ridiculous, so I've decided to stop running until I get back home where my mom can buy me some real running shoes.

It's too bad-- I've actually noticed some real results lately. I can tell running is going to be AWESOME in the future. But I think I should just keep walking until I can do it safely... I don't want to sprain an ankle and be off my feet for weeks!

I am SERIOUSLY looking forward to getting some shoes. Ohhhh, yeaaah.
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    I made the same mistake. My shoes were getting old, moving into the ancient falling apart stage but I continued and then pain started to come and I was out for a week. Glad you stopped because rarely my foot stars to hurt again so don't do yourself a permanent injury.

    PS. Thanks for the entry in my blog. I really appreciate the support. Good luck with your new shoes and enjoy running!
    3271 days ago
    You are right to temporarily stop until you can get some good shoes - I walked about a mile carrying a backpack in birkenstock sandals and my left foot was in a huge amount of pain for like a week! Couldn't walk, could barely do pilates, etc. Not sure why it was the left and not the right, but either way, that taught me not to walk for a long distance unless I am wearing proper shoes! There is plenty of other stuff you can do instead - the spark strength exercises are really good.

    I need to buy some good sneakers... the ones I have are really old.
    3273 days ago
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