Richard Verasamy saw the cutest physio...

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Saw the cutest Physiotherapist (don't tell my wife) and it appears that I developed shin splints when I switched shoes after the Milton half a few weeks ago ( apparently you should never run long distances with relatively new shoes and you should run your marathon with the shoes you did most of your training with. Apparently, there are lots of other newbies like me in the same situation). I now now see the direct correlation with the timing of when I started having problems and am kicking myself for not putting it together myself sooner). Anyways, I seem to also have limited hip extension due to previous back problems. Regardless, I am all taped up and am told that I can run Sunday but to revert back to my old shoes and the pain should be reduced ( my kids will have a blast as they think its funny that dad wears shoes with some orange colour). I will test it out tonight. Am excited again and hope that doesn't change after tonight's tryout with old shoes and kinesiology tape....

  • Tracy S.
    Tracy S.

    A great outcome Richard. I am very excited for you :)

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Christian H.
    Christian H.

    Great news!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Garybaldimort
    Garybaldimort

    Fingers crossed for you mate and good luck.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    I'm delighted to hear that! And look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • David G.
    David G.

    Terrific news Richard! I've heard great things about that KT tape..hope everything goes well Sunday!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Garybaldimort
    Garybaldimort

    Bit bloody late for this advice but when you are hitting 30-40 miles a week, I find it is good to rotate your shoes. i.e. have two different pairs (preferably different brands). The oldest pair I use for the long race and after the race the newer ones become the older ones etc... That and one days cycling does the ankles wonder and loosens them up.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    In the days when I wore shoes, I used to rotate among three pairs of shoes. Now, I fund it much easier to run barefoot. (Not to be argumentative, but barefoot runners seldom, if ever, get shin splints.)

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Paul  Rhino T.
    Paul Rhino T.

    Glad to hear the good news. Good luck Sunday.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Peter B.
    Peter B.

    great news! you will rock on Sunday!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Hill
    Hill

    Woohoo! Good luck!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Sam J.
    Sam J.

    Good luck! I hope that things work out for you.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Sarah M.
    Sarah M.

    Yahoooo!!!! excited again for you!!!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Terri C.
    Terri C.

    hope it works!!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    Wonderful news! I never suspected new shoes. Looking for you Sunday! I usually rotate between my two pairs of shoes -- minimus and xtrail -- with short runs done barefoot if I can. So glad you went to see a professional!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Laura
    Laura

    That sounds very familiar Richard. I also started having problems after changing shoes!! It's crazy what our feet get used to! I think I'll be following suit this weekend and wearing my old ones!!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Marguerita M.
    Marguerita M.

    Great News Richard

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Christi N.
    Christi N.

    Good luck! Hope it gets better.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Peneloperae

    Ah such a relief!!! I"m so happy for you!! Great advice for all of us :) (we won't tell your wife about the physio)

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    My physiotherapist is cuter than your physiotherapist!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Richard V.
    Richard V.

    Pierre, you should have seen mine. She wants to see me 8 more times and guess I have to follow doctors orders

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    LOL... better get the cure then!

    about 2 years ago Like