Thursday, February 25, 2010


The weather is Montreal is starting to look more like what it usually looks like in February around here. Show, and more snow. Wet snow! I ran 6K yesterday and hated running in the slush. I was planning a 10K but it was so unpleasant to run with wet feet that I changed my mind. Here is what it looked like in my neighborhood:

Today I got my new orthoses and can't wait to try them out. I am supposed to take it easy and run no more than 5K for the first few days. I hope they make it better for my (new) friend Mr. Achilles Tendon. I will let you know who it goes.

Question for you: How many of you run with custom made orthoses? Did you find a significant difference after you started using them?


  1. I have never had inserts, but I think I would approach them with the same mentality as new shoes ... only wear them for a mile or two at a time to start. Ease them in slowly

  2. I ran in customized orthodics for several years when I was in my 30s and stayed relatively injury-free. I left them in a pair of shoes and never got them replaced. I don't think the store-bought inserts work as well since they break down quickly and require self-diagnosis - always dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.

  3. I'm with you on the slushy runs. I draw the line at wet feet. Ugh!
    My sports doc just analyzed the wear patterns on my shoes (because of the injury) and determined I do not need orthotics. I've never worn them.

  4. No Orthotics for me. LOVE your dedication~ getting out there and running in that mess! :)