Ok so last Thursday I had a meeting with a kinesiologist to have my gait analysed. Or in layman’s terms have how I walk looked at. The purpose of this was to get a better opinion on what kind of shoes would be better for my feet when I’m running. They ask you a whole lot of questions before you go in such as do you have knee,hip or feet pain do you have numbness in your toes,etc. When I went in the doc(?) questioned me more trying to investigate my running and any other problems she may be looking for. Once that was done she had me walk across a pressure plate 3 times. The result of which you can see in the first pic.
It’s a color coded map of how my feet striked the force plate. The redder it is the more pressure was being applied in those zones. It’s harder to see but there’s a red and blue line on both feet. The blue line is the ideal way the foot lands. The red line is mine. This means I over pronate and actually pronate more on the left side then my right. Some other things she figured out is I have fallen Transverse Arches and dropped Tarsal Bones. Both of these are the source of my different foot injuries in the past month or two.
To help compensate all my problems she wrote me out some recommendations for when I went shoe shopping. She also recommended me away from the Running Room as she said they haven’t been doing a very good job fitting her patients.
Sports 4 was the place so I went right away as I knew I had a 11 mile long training run this weekend. Her recommendations were a shoe with a lot of forefoot cushioning, with moderate to severe pronation control and told me they should feel “cushioning”. There was one other thing but I can’t remember what it was as it was in short form..oh well.
My previous shoes have been Brooks Adrenaline GTS and have done me well but this time I ended up in a pair of Asics
“Gel Foundation 8” which set me back $158. It took awhile to get use to them but in the end I think they’ll be worth it as after my run I didn’t have any heel or foot soreness. It was only one run, albeit 11 miles, but hopefully they continue to work well as I don’t have another $158 to buy a new pair anytime soon. You can see a pic of the new shoes in the second pic.
After I bought my shoes I went to Popeye’s Supplements where I bought two 5lb tubs of protein powder. Since I’m in weight loss mode and have no particular goal in mind like putting on muscle I usually buy the protein powder that gives me the most serving for the money. Last week it was the EAS brand that was on sale for $39.99 for 5lbs. Since it was that low I bought 2 tubs. It says I should get 75 serving in each so it works out to 53C/serv. Luckily I use my PP in smoothies 99% of the time as I forgot it’s not the best powder to mix straight up in water. The 3rd pic shows my PP.
Well I think that covers my trip last week. If you have any questions let me know and I’ll try to answer them. Since I’m posting this so late tonight I’ll wait till tomorrow night instead of tomorrow morning to post my weekly weigh in.