Hello! Good morning or evening, depending on time zone!
I'm not exactly *new* to running but I am very, very inconsistent. For years, I'd get moderate hip pain in my right hip while attempting to run over the summer, but I never stuck with it because the hip would bug me so much.
Two years ago, I fell and sprained some ligaments around my left knee, so that made things even tougher.
This summer, I finally went to a running store and got fitted for shoes, and - FINALLY!! - no hip pain, no knee pain. I feel fantastic!!!
Except I think the awesome cushions in my Hoka's are forcing me to run differently? This is week four of consistently getting out two or three times a week and the outsides of my calves start to cramp something fierce at about the 15 minute mark!
It's closer to the ankle on the left side and a little higher up on the right side, but made worse when I stop jogging and switch to a walking break -- man, oh man, that's just awful!
Any advice from seasoned joggers? I'm so happy to have my hip and knee pain under control - I would really hate to lose momentum due to cramps!