So, last week I decided my body decided I needed some new running shoes. And, since I think I’m.like.a.serious runner and all now, I decided to go to a running store to have them fit me with the best shoe for my foot. Little did I know that I would have to make a compromise.
I walked up into Running Spot to get some special shoe love…and, I sure did! I looked at the selection and saw many pair I liked. I told the customer service guy, Mike, my faves and he suggested that he measure my foot and all that fun stuff (I felt like I was 5 again putting my fut in that foot measuring contraption). He measured me and I knew what I would hear, “Size 10.” Ugghh…I have such large FEET!!! And, the other wonderful thing every woman wants to hear, “You need a shoe to accommodate your wide toe box.” Did you just say my feet had a wide toe box, because I’m not sure how I feel about that??
So, of course the cute ones I wanted didn’t *fit* my wide toe box size 10 hungongous feet! Mike then said he’d pull a few pair down that would squeeze in fit my wide toe box foot appropriately. I then immediately said, “They need to be cute and preferably pink.” He looked and said “You’re joking, right?” You know what I said (of course you do if you read me a lot), I said “Um, Mike, no buddy I’m not joking! The least I can have is some halfway decent looking shoes since I will be sweating and looking hideous when I’m running.”
Haven’t you ever thought of that?
You’re at the gym, sweating your badunkadunk off and then you spot a girl’s shirt, shoes, whatever and go home and google it (is that just me??). Fashion is fashion wherever we are. Yes, you can be simplistic with your sense of fashion. I actually am. But, I feel more motivated when I have cute workout attire – especially a cute shoe!
What would separate me in a line up of feet to make me be known as the girl with my wide toe box size 10 feet and my husband’s size 9 narrow foot? Well, besides hair on the ankle that would *usually* distinguish the two. But, even there, let’s be honest: sometimes we women tend to hibernate the razor in the winter, right?? So, ya know – the pink or girlie color would make that distinct *I* think!
So, you see my point – I want some cute shoes, and I got a pair that will do thanks to Mike’s suggestion (I’m excited to run in them!!). And, what I’m told is that women have never made a stink about the lack of fashionable choices that are also functional! I demand the athletic shoe community do something about this travesty – maybe we’ll have more women on the road if the change was made!!! :-)
Oh, and I still kept on those 3 pounds I gained last week. I need to change up my eating because I am running a lot and think that maybe I need to eat more. I will be logging my food intake next week to make sure I’m getting an appropriate balance of what I need.
How did you do this week? Any fitness fashion mistakes you see – joking or seriousness!! But, even if you don’t have anything on that front, share your results, progress, plan to get that badunkadunk into something even cuter than running shoes: a black dress and some pumps or even some summer clothes – it will be here before you know it!!
Fat Burnin’ Pounds Lost since Jan 1-08: 32
Fat Burnin’ Pounds to go: 8
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