If ever we need to be reminded on why its important to check your running shoes, this is it.
Recently on a run I could feel something unfordable with the heel in my left shoe. At first I thought it was a small piece of grit that would come and go, I hadn't made the connection between the terrain and what I could feel.
As the thorn had pierced the sole of my running shoe in a recessed part, I could only feel it if I ran over rough ground where it would push against that part of the sole. When I tried to find the grit, nothing was there, instead I was very surprised to find a thorn poking through into the inside and even more amazed at its size - and how tough it was!
So I really must resume the habit of checking over my shoes from time to time. When I have done this in the past, I have spotted damage and areas where I need to keep an eye on.
Having said all that, this thorn was amazingly sharp and strong, quite difficult to extract and quite freaky.
Besides, I can feel a future post coming on - runners with piercings.
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