I showed my custom inserts to the Doc, and he said they were useless, and annoyed that my podiatrist charged me so much for something that wasn't helping me. Then he had me stand on a box, which was basically a photocopier for my feet. It records your measurements, and the inserts are made by using a laser. After my measurements were taken, I sat down with the Doc, and looked at the images on his screen.
I almost asked him if I could take a picture for my blog, but then I felt silly so I just looked and listened. The first image was a normal human body, with my body image next to it. I'm not kidding, my image looked like the elephant man. Because my left leg is longer than the right, my left shoulder is higher than my right, the left side of my pelvis is tilted up higher than the right side, and my right leg turns inward.
Then we looked at the pictures of the bottoms of my feet. The first image was a foot that had the arch highlighted in red, which looked okay to me. When I looked at my foot, pretty much the entire middle part was red, I know I overpronate, but this is ridiculous.
I should have the inserts early next week, but I really can't wait any longer to go for a run. I have my Mizuno's sitting next to me, insert free. The sun is shining, and the high will be 77 degrees, so I have to get out. And stretch my mis-matched legs.
Every once in a while, we need a boost to get us out the door and moving. A high school friend of mine is battling brain cancer, and I wanted to share one of her tweets from last week
"R had long day of treatments yesterday.
In NYC for avastin, back to li for radiation
then she went for a three mile run. Go r"
No excuses, just go.