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.
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?October 29, 2013
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