Remember how I was talking about how I wanted those ridiculously expensive Lululemon running shorts but they were out of stock? I must’ve given some good vibes because the next day they had more in stock in my size! Obviously I bought some and I got them in the mail the other day!
I haven’t ran in them yet, but I tried them on. They seem long enough for my thick thighs, but they aren’t really flattering for the hiney. Hopefully they will stay put when I am running. (Sorry for the crappy iPhone bathroom mirror picture.)
I’ve also been researching and reading a lot about overpronation. I have been told 3 times by three different doctors that I have very flat feet and overpronate. I sometimes can actually feel how badly I do overpronate, even by just walking at work. When I first started running, the running store I went to analyzed my gait and put me in motion control stability shoes for my severe overpronation. All of the choices were ugly, there are not any cute girlie stability shoes. I never had any issues in those shoes. I then switched to Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11
That’s all I wore during my runs and races. I stopped wearing my stability shoes. I started having issues, had my hip injury and left calf/ankle weakness.
I’ve heard and read different theories if you overpronate and have flat feet:
-You need minimalist shoes.
-Run barefoot so you can run how you are naturally supposed to and train your feet and ankles to do what they’re supposed to do.
-Get a neutral shoe and work on your form.
-Wear stability shoes.
Like I said, I’m grateful for advice but I’m definitely going to listen to my body. I bought some Asics motion control stability shoes from Running Warehouse and I’m going to try them out for awhile to see if I notice any difference. I’ll update you on my progress! Cheers!