I don’t know why I can't sleep these days. I woke up at 5:00 this morning and could not get back to sleep. At 6:00 I decided to give myself until 6:30 before I got up and went for a bike ride. Bike ride I did.
I didn’t get too far though. I’ve been having this tremendous pain in my left foot, and it’s also starting on my right.
It started a few months ago and wasn’t really that bad. Now and can't go more than a few miles before I get this cold sharp pain.
(Side note: I do not yet have clipless pedals as Super Rookie is afraid I will fall. I keep telling him if I was afraid to fall I wouldn’t ride my bike.)
(Side note for non cyclists: contrary to what it may seem, clipless actually means that your shoes clip into the pedal.)
I know where I’m supposed to keep my feet on the pedals and I keep them there. I also keep my feet flat, I don’t point my toe or dig my heel. I’d like to think that if I have bad form Tim would tell me, but sometimes he’s scared of me when I get all adrenaline-y. He says I get really mean.
This is where it hurts: On the bottom and outside of my foot underneath the pinky toe and on the side underneath my pinky toe and down the arch.
The red is where it hurts.
Note: actual foot much more attractive than drawing
I’ve never had a problem pushing through pain before, I usually kind of like the challenge, but this is unbelievable. I’m actually dreading taking the Gilmour the half mile to the grocery store!
Anyone have any ideas of what I’m doing wrong to make my foot hurt this way? Would going clipless help?