BDR is now TBD

Well, my hip pain is back and I think I found the culprit.


Those shoes have since been spit on, humiliated in public, and tossed in the fire.

I was wearing those when my hip pain first started. It was only a two mile run and because I didn’t know if I stepped wrong or it was the shoes, I stopped wearing them. Once my hip was better, I ran in my other shoes – the same model, just a different color. Everything was fine and I didn’t have any issues. A little over a week ago, I decided to run a short distance in the coral shoes to see how they felt. I ran three, extremely slow miles and felt good. I thought the pain was caused by my stepping wrong, which wasn’t out of the question because the tread looked fine and they have the lowest mileage of all my shoes.


I decided to wear the coral shoes for my 10-miler last Saturday instead of putting extra miles on my black race shoes. The first six miles were fine. The last four were not. I basically had to be dragged back to my car.


Since then, I’ve been back where I started. Last time, it took three weeks until I was able to run. I was two weeks from race day when the pain started again which means I’m not sure if I’m running Best Damn Race on Saturday. While it’s getting better (I only limp and notice pain sometimes instead of all the time), I’m not sure it’s getting better fast enough. I’m stretching, doing hip exercises, and taking ibuprofen but it just seems doubtful the race will happen.

Now I need new shoes that don’t hate my hip. I hate testing out new shoes because they never work out. But because I’m a glutton for punishment, I bought a new pair of Adidas Adios Boost to try.


I’ll buy black laces for those. White is so meh. I wore them to Crossfit on Friday and they’re pretty comfortable. I’m not sure if they’re good for long distance running though. I’ll test them out when I’m feeling better and if they don’t work, I’ll exchange them for something else. (Story of my life.)

There’s a race at the end of March I’m considering running especially if I can’t run BDR. Although, I’m really disheartened because my speed training was going SO WELL. I don’t really want to be out for three weeks, do a little bit of training, and then half-ass a race. Or run a race that has the potential to be really hot because…FLORIDA. I guess I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. In the meantime, feel free to diagnose my hip problem or tell me to stop whining.


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11 responses to “BDR is now TBD

  1. Ali

    Okay random question: what kind of vitamins do you take? I ask because I just bumped up my b12 and glucosamine a few weeks ago and am having zero pain in my knees when I work out and I’ve been hitting the gym haaaard. But I dont run a lot much less long distance so that means not-a-whole-helluva-lot.

    I will say that after reading your posts about shoes over the years I am seriously picky about what I wear, even if its just for cross training. I’m super into Nike’s lunar foam because I loveeee squishy landings when I do attempt to run. I never respected shoes properly until reading your blog though and now I’m hyper sensitive to any changes in shoe design and structure as they update styles. So… Thank you?

    Good luck with the race if you decide to go through with it!

    • Paula

      I just take a multi-vitamin and vitamin c. Glucosamine sounds like a good idea actually. I’ll be getting some of that tomorrow. Couldn’t hurt, right?

      And you’re welcome? haha. I’m super sensitive to changes too. And exactly when I find the right shoe is when they stop making that model. The struggle is real.

  2. Oh man, you’ve had no luck with shoes 😦 Hopefully with some rest the hip pain goes away. I bought Brooks for my last pair and have loved them so far. I actually bought a new pair while I was still pregnant in hopes it would motivate me to get back into running…fingers crossed it works!

    • Paula

      I wore the Brooks Ghost 5 for a long time and liked those. Now the 7s are so ugly I can’t bring myself to buy them. Maybe when the 8s come out? And I am sure that running bug will be back fast with you!

  3. Marcy

    BDR let me switch from the half to the 10k because of my injury. Depending on your pain you could do the shorter race. I didn’t want to skip the race but there was no way I was getting through the half.

    • Paula

      Good to know! I have a feeling if I can run one pain free mile, I can run 13. Right now, I can walk at about a 2.8 pace on the treadmill with no pain.

      Good luck at BDR! Fingers crossed I can make it!

  4. It was my cologne, wasn’t it? 😦

    Get better soon! Hope you can make it to BDR, but from the looks of the things it’s gonna be a wet, sloshy run. Instead of ringing the PR bell I’ll probably end up strumming some Woe-Is-Me bazouki…

  5. Verlin

    All is right in the world – a shoe angst post from EatWatchRun! It’s been a while. 🙂 I review blogs in Bloglovin and it has been doing funky things lately. Almost missed this. What do you blog-savvy people use to check out blogs?

    • Paula

      Have you tried Feedly? That’s what I use for the blogs I don’t e-mail subscribe to. It’s a little annoying to get used to at first but once you’re over that hurdle, it’s pretty good.

      Thought you’d like the shoe dilemma. You’ll also be happy to know that I’ll probably need to keep looking so there’s more bitching to come!

      • Verlin

        I’ll give Bloglovin a little while longer to get its poop in a group, and if not, will try out Feedly. Good luck with being non-gimpy for the race!

  6. Carmen

    Have you tried Hokas? I have bought two pair of the Bondi 3 and they are great! I never run over five miles in anything but my Hokas. They are not cheap, but they are worth every penny! I have run three half marathons, and two full marathons and they are my go-to shoe. I have another half marathon on March 28th (the Highline Run for Scouting in Springfield, Missouri) and will be wearing them. If you want these, don’t buy them online, but go to a shoe store and get fitted for them.

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