Yesterday, I visited Dr. Beiser in DC again to see him about getting myself a pair of fancy orthotics for my fancy feet. I noticed that my tendonitis was starting to act up again when I wore my Brooks Glycerins (maybe because I wear a larger size to give my feet room, maybe because these are the shoes I usually wear for longer distances), so I decided to take action and get orthotics for those sneakers. I have to say, posters in doctor’s offices always turn me into a bit of a hypochondriac (“I probably have shortened uterine tubes too!!” “I bet I’m prone to appendicitis, in fact I can feel it ready to burst now…”)
It didn’t help that I saw this scary looking torture tool (I have no idea what it’s for, someone want to enlighten me?):
But anyway, the doctor agreed that orthotics could help, and he wheeled in a machine to perform a 3D scan of my foot to send to the great orthotics-making-factory. It basically works like a scanner; he turned the lights off, held my foot against the glass, and the laser scanned down the glass to produce the 3D image file. Pretty cool, no? Of course, I asked him about a hundred questions, like how the machine could produce a 3D image when the scanning surface was 2D (turns out there are multiple sites behind the glass that capture the scan depth at various angles).
The orthotics take about 3 weeks to come in, so I’ll do another post to review how they feel and affect my run!
After the visit to the doc, I somehow found myself in City Sports, my new favorite physical sports store (as opposed to online shopping). So naturally I wandered around and found about fifty things I wanted to buy! I ended up buying just two: a water bottle and cycling shoe attachments for the hubby (to go with his Shimano shoes that I got him for Valentine’s Day):
Yup, I’m an awesome wife :P