So, the Wendy Davis article totally reminded me to ask about this....

Last year I got a pair of Brooks PureConnects, the only time I've ventured toward a minimalist shoe. I mostly went for them because they fit me the best out of all the shoes I tried on. I also worked on my running stride and specifically my striking a lot last year, and eventually moved off my heel. I know that's supposed to be better — mostly it meant that my feet would be uncomfortable while running but my hips and knees felt better. We have long-ass winters where I live, so rather than running on the indoor track, I just use cardio machines or bike through the winter (and not gonna lie, with the stress of this last year, I also fell way off the wagon with my gym time). All of this is to say...

I'm back on my running game, and having the same issue where my feet and ankles feel uncomfortable pretty quickly as soon as I move off my heel. It's also time to replace my shoes, I think, so I'm considering whether I should try a different pair with more support, or stick with these (they're still pretty comfy if I heel-strike or stay more or less flat-footed). Any thoughts on any or all of this? Should I keep working on my stride and hope the foot-pain thing gets better? Try a different pair of shoes? Stick with the same shoes but go back to my old stride? I'm hopeless, friends, and it's starting to feel like there's no way to win! I love running, but I hate when weird physical discomfort snaps me out of my happy place.