Tuesday, February 24, 2009

These boots ain't made for walking

I figured out why my knee problems have been so persistant this time around. The cause, unfortunately breaks my heart.

It's my beloved black boots. I noticed it today after my mom suggested maybe my footwear was causing some of the problem because my knee would start hurting at random times when it had been doing just fine the day before.

It happened this weekend when I wore the boots for about 5 hours on Saturday for dinner and then dessert at my aunt's house. On Sunday, my knee wasn't happy. Yesterday it was fine. Today I wore the boots to work and now my knee is killing me.

I notice I walk really funny in them. My left foot kind of points out like a duck, but not the right foot. Weird right?

So I think I'm going to have to retire the boots for a while. This is sad because I wear them at least once a week to work with dresses/skirts. I am in mourning.

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I went to my doctor appointment on Monday to see what he had to say about the knee. He took X-rays, which came out fine. He thinks it's the same thing I had last summer, patellafemural pain syndrome, but wants to send me for an MRI just to make sure it's not something else. I haven't had a chance to make an appointment for the MRI yet though. I'm going to try to set one up soon.

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In weekend news, it was great being home and getting to see my family. It was the first time I'd seen my cousin and his wife since their wedding in October so that was fun and exciting. They're getting ready to buy a house and it sounds crazy stressful. Glad it's not me. The family seemed to like the BF. I was hoping to come out of the weekend with some hilarious story, but nothing really...ohhhh except that we went to buy his first pair of real running shoes this weekend. Took him to a running store and got him all fitted and everything. He ended up with a pair of New Balance, but I don't know what style.

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If you haven't heard yet, there's a new challenge in blogland for March modeled after Amanda's Holiday Booty Buster Challenge. For details check out Chandra's Shenanigans.

16 comments:

aron said...

i had to quit wearing a lot of my work shoes when i started training... my feet dont like them. i can also tell in my ankles... so sad :(

glad you had a great weekend!

Abby said...

I discovered this week that my shoes were hindering my rehab efforts my hip, too! I feel your pain on putting your boots into semi-retirement.

But just think how about how it'll feel when you get to break them out again - almost like putting them on for the first time all over again!

teacherwoman said...

I would be in mourning over the boots too. They remind me of my naturalizers.... hmm.

lindsay said...

omg i was such a shoe whore but then like a year ago i got so lazy and i've been wearing flats/loafers to work, lol. soo not as cute but wayy comfortable and i've just gotten used to the laziness. luckily i work with a bunch of nerdy engineer dudes who aren't exactly down with fashion either.

hopefully you can still hang out with your boots for shorter wear-periods. orrr this would be a great excuse to find a new pair ;)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

bummer about the boots! today i noticed that the shoes i was wearing to work seemed to be aggravating my hammy. guess i need to retire those too. boooohoooo

Amber said...

Oh those boots are adorable! That's sad that you have to retire them. I hope your knee heals soon!

Shoshanah said...

I do love the boots and completely understand your pain. I have such awful feet that it is pretty much impossible for me to wear anyshoes. Boots like that, I could wear for an hour, maybe two before dying.

Wes said...

Funny how everyday things we don't notice can affect our running! For me, it was how I sit at work (poor posture) and my wallet sticking into my glute! Yuk :-)

X-Country2 said...

I hate when function wins over fashion. Those are some adorable boots. :o)

Marcy said...

Are you sure it's not because of those stripper heels you've been wearing? I AM TOTALLY KIDDING! ;-)

YAY for a good fam visit with the BF and double YAY for getting him into some good running kicks!

Jess said...

Those are beauties! I wouldn't want to give them up either!

Marathon Maritza said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your adorable boots. :(

I had to curtail some shoe-wearing too, for the sake of running. Better to mourn for boots than busted knees though! Glad you had a fun weekend at home :)

M*J*C said...

Boo about the boots! At least boot season is coming to an end. Keep us posted on the MRI!

Brianna said...

Bummer! :( Boots are fun, but pain is not. Gotta keep you pain-free so you can enjoy running and life! Maybe you can just bust them out for special occasions and not have to retire them for good . . .

And I hope your BF enjoys his new shoes. That's a big step!

Jonathan Rubin said...

I guess the plus side is - less foot pain? maybe?

Laura said...

oh that is so sad about the shoes - they are super cute! Hope your knee feels better soon :-)

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