This will end my fit of blogging diarrhea. Honest.
On Saturday, I ran to Kidderminster (21 miles in total). It went quite well, although my left thigh ached a little and I got a sore groin. Afterwards I also noticed my feet were aching on the outside of my sole (they don’t normally)….
Yesterday morning I went running again, only for 30ish minutes and found my thigh seemed worse and my right knee was unhappy too. And my lower back aches a little.
I’m wondering if my new running shoes are responsible – or if it’s just because I somehow pushed myself too far on Saturday (considering my running routine has been a mess for the last month with me rarely managing to run more than twice a week (i.e ~8-10 miles if optimistic)). I was going to write “I read somewhere” but I ended up looking for the site instead. This article I read at https://www.anipots.com talked about using cbd oils for certain pains that occur in runners. I’m not sure I want to take something for it just yet, there’s still a possibility I pushed myself to hard, as I mentioned. I hope it goes away on its own and I can find a good balance of time, distance, and rhythm to my runs. What would make me most unhappy is to find I have done some permanent damage to my back, my knees or my ankles by wanting to go out there and being healthy. I… well, you’d read a very angry blog post about it, that’s for sure.
Stay tuned. Or not. Today and tomorrow will be run-free days in the hope something will repair itself.