Rookie Mistake

I am feeling every week of my 32 week pregnant belly.  I am carrying all in the front and even though I’ve only gained 17 pounds, I feel about a zillion pounds heavier than I was with Lucas.  With all the weight in my front, I am beginning to have really bad back pain.  By the end of the weekend the pain was radiating down my legs and I couldn’t do anything besides cry.

Enter my mom…She commented that the easiest thing to do to try to solve my back problems was change my shoes.  Uh duh, why didn’t I think of that?  I have been wearing my favorite Ugg shoes for 5 years.  Yup, 5 YEARS!!!  Obviously the cushioning has totally worn out and I was walking with no support.  Lucas and I headed to the store and I bought myself some sweet looking Merrells.


Yup, I am THAT fashion forward.  :)

The other shoe that needed to be changed were my running sneakers.  I can’t believe I didn’t think of this myself.  I have run 420 miles so far this pregnancy and I started wearing my shoes in March, a whole month before finding out I was pregnant.  The sneakers had more than 500 miles on them.  Combo that with my weight gain and I was definitely ready for new running sneakers.

new sneaks

Good thing I always have a new pair on hand!

I’m happy to report that my back is feeling better and I even ran 3 miles yesterday.  This probably won’t be the end of my back pain this pregnancy but at least it’s fixed for now.  I can’t believe I made the rookie mistake of forgetting to change out my running sneakers.

Have you ever gone too long in a pair of shoes?  Did it cause you back pain?

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2 Responses to Rookie Mistake

  1. Definitely sweet looking shoes! It’s great that such a (relatively) easy switch helped improve things. I never, ever think about my day-to-day shoes in terms of wear and tear except my TOMS, which get holes because I wear them too much. I love the green running kicks, too. A reminder that I’m due some new ones.

  2. Kim says:

    Oooh I LOVE Merrells! And yeah, I’m silly like that, too – sometimes miss the obvious solution! I’m so glad it’s helped!!

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