There is something about being a 40-something, isn't there? And it ain't all good.
My sister once said, you can tell the elderly when they start comparing their maladies. You can now count me in that group. You probably always could.
If it weren't one of my surgeries, then it was my time in physical therapy for my back. If it's not an injured shoulder, then it's my elbow. Oy.
I guess it would be no surprise to know that for the last month or so the outside of my right arch on my foot has been aching.
Is it all the walking I do to catch planes all the time? Is it the constant trips to the gym? Is it that they can't support all of my two tons of weight? All of the above?
Right now I am blaming my shoes, because that is easier than making and keeping an appointment with a podiatrist.
So I was at Blood Bath & Beyond and saw this nifty Dr. Scholls diagnostic machine thingy. And right there in the store, I went down to my es oh si que es (think about it!!!!) l and did the standing and electronic evaluating of my feet.
To be fair, I was more interested in getting a good picture (those are my actual feet graphically represented in that title image) than following the instructions just so. Lift right foot......now....left. So many things to do, I couldn't be bothered. But really, what are the chances that Dr. Scholls is doing to tell me not to buy one of their $49.99 products and that they'd tell me that my feet are "fine"? Zero.
I was so confident in this assumption that I
At some point, I probably will go to the doctor, because it is doubtful it will go away on its own. And spinning has been some of the most painful to do. Frick - and with outdoor biking season right around the corner.
So I didn't help stimulate the economy with a purchase from the good Dr. S, but I did go out and splurge on a new pair of New Balance shoes.
Black and grey are different for me. And the black is shiny!!!! I'm usually a guy who has white cross-trainers, though my spin/bike shoes are not. I'd love to go with the Modern Family quote of "if it ain't white, it ain't right" - but taken out of context, as it was in the show, it just comes across badly - doesn't it?
The shoes seem comfortable and they are my first pair in two years. The other ones had to go. Well...they're not gone. I'll wear them to cut the lawn and get grass stains on them. But their soles were separating from the bottom of the shoe and they stopped supporting me a while back. So maybe new shoes are the key to recovery.
And for inquiring minds: they are size 11.
You know what they say about big feet. ............big shoes.
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