>Health and Nutrition>So frustrated right now....
Now that was a bath...
I just took a peek at your log, and you are going to be able to run. You will not be one of those people whose knees always bug them. You already got past that stage. Those folks usually cant get started.
You may also benefit from new shoes, if you haven't tried that recently. No, I dont work for a shoe-company. But new shoes have solved my problems two out of two times now.
I have the same fears as you. I find it hard to control myself, to take it easy, to stop pushing myself. I like how running makes me feel, and I want more.
I have never heard of treadmills causing injuries. On the contrary, they're supposed to be easier on your legs:
A shoe issue sounds more likely. Did you like your old shoes? One bit of advice I've heard is that if you find a pair of shoes you like, stick with them (i.e., by several pairs while they're still available).
I was looking at the new shoes yesterday and I realize that it isn't very flexible at all. If I try to bend it at the front where the ball of my foot would be, it doesn't bend. Not like my previous shoes.
I read that running on a treadmill sometimes causes you to change your gait and thus possibly lead to injury.
Needs more cowbell!
You got brand new shoes and then went out and ran 10 miles on them? Did I read that right?
Well, that might be your problem right there. Shoes need a little breaking in - and so do your feet. Most people I know wear their running shoes around for a few days, maybe go to the mall or take the dog for a walk ... and then do a couple easy, short runs first. For now, try alternating in your older shoes.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)