Cheap shoes did me in

My husband & I got married quite young & immediately bought a house.

All of us were still paying off student loans & not earning all that much cash.

Our budget was extremely tight. There were no added funds to pay for a membership at a fitness center or set up a beach house gym. I needed to figure out a way to keep fit for free. I started running. At first, I had unquestionably little stamina. I could only run for about a mile before I needed to slow down and walk. It didn’t take long to increase my endurance as well as my pace. I worked my way up to running anywhere from many to ten miles per day, and sadly, I wasn’t aware of the importance of a dedicated warm up, cool down & good stretching . I didn’t realize that I needed to rest my feet in-between runs. I also wore cheap sneakers that weren’t designed for running. Because of these errors, I developed plantar fasciitis in both feet. It felt as though the soles of my feet were splitting open with every step. The problem became so serious that I struggled to walk or sleep. I tried elevating & icing my feet. I took ibuprofen; Nothing helped. I had no choice but to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. She set myself and others up with a pair of inserts for my shoes & told me to invest in a fine pair of sneakers. It took a long time for me to heal my feet & be able to run again. I am far more careful now.

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