Today is our last day in Quebec. The vacations are almost over. I am sad to leave but at the same time I am ready to be back in my home and get back to a routine for the kids. They are showing signs of being a bit tired and same for me. We had a great time here. I saw my family and my friends and being in this town is wonderful. I really love my hometown.
I went for a great 4 miles run yesterday. It was not pain free but it was better. It was on the most perfect running path by the St-Laurent river. Just Beautiful. Runners here are so lucky to get to run there all summer long. In the winter it is not doable though.
These were given by the USA in honor of Quebec's 400th anniversary that was in 2008.
I went to see the PT this morning. He put me on the treadmill to evaluate my gait.
He filmed me while I was running. With my shoes and also barefoot.
He filmed my feet and also my hips (lifting my shirt to see better...using the waist band of my shorts as reference.)
He said that I am a "good" runner. Posture good, no over pronation and I thought I did do that.
But there is a huge but.
I heel strike big time. EVEN BAREFOOT. I saw it, it is pretty bad.
He said that most "heel striker" will naturally correct that while running barefoot but I don't.
He told me to run with shorter steps.
He said to do jump rope exercises before my runs at fast pace to prep for the run.
He said to do core work.
AND to get minimalist shoes........YIKES.
I am not sold on that one. I told him about my Pure Flow experience and how bad it went.
He said first to work on all the things he suggested and then see about getting other shoes.
So I got some work to do!
Jonathan lost 3 teeth while we were here!