I’ve decided that I hate my new running shoes.
Yeah, happy face because I was about to take my shoes off!
Oh, and if you're wondering about the purple room, Jordyn has the best mirror in the house, so I take pics in her room sometimes. She's not using it...
Last week I noticed that my new Adidas Supernova Glides were rubbing on my heel. Nothing a band aid couldn’t fix. Or could it? Even with a band aid I still had an issue, but I trudged on because you always have to go through that “break in” period with new shoes. Right?
Well, it’s been a little over a week and the problem is not getting better, it’s getting worse. Today, with two band aids, it was so bad I could barely walk during my walking intervals. I was okay with the running because I don’t run on my heel (one running thing that I actually do correctly), but the walking parts were bad. Like so bad that I just wanted to start running again. Not a terrible thing, but not the best option.
So I’m now wondering – do I ditch these shoes and find new ones (total waste of moolah)? Do I trudge on and make these work (sacrificing my tender heels)? What to do? If anyone has tips for this, like special band aids or something that can safeguard my heel, I am all ears! For my next run, I am going to try an old pair of Nikes that I wasn’t crazy about running in, but at least they didn’t rip up my heels. Argh, runner problems. (and again, I use the term “runner” loosely)
Although … I feel like I am starting earn a little street cred - I conquered another day of 8 minute intervals and they are getting easier, so that is a good thing. Today’s plan was 5/8 intervals – walk 5 minutes run 8 minutes, three times – and it was all pretty easy. Well minus the giant pulsating heel blister thing and the fact that it was 80 degrees and 80% humidity at 6:30 this morning (just the way I like it!).
I’m taking tomorrow off from running to let my heel heal. I’m not happy about it, but I’ll do it.
How about you … How do you break in new shoes? What do you do if your shoes rub blisters on your heel?