Saturday, November 20
November 20, 2010 - Heal with Heels!
I normally stay faaaar away from high heels due to the health of my knees, but last summer I got a bit envious of some cool shoes my friend the Food Nazi purchased at Banana Republic. I traipsed around in her new shoes for about 10 minutes and realized my knees are not bothering me near as much. Later that week I bought myself some very conservative one and a half inch sandals that I adore. Definitely, being 70 pounds lighter made heels easier to wear.
After the 5K I stopped at the outlet mall on a mission for some heels for my dress. When I got out of the car I immediately felt the typical calf pain I feel after these races. Basically, I need to work some additional strength and flexibility in my lower legs. I had awful heel pain as I walked to the store.
I was immediately drawn to a pair of 3-4 inch heels at Famous Footwear. I trotted around the store until I fell in love. All the way home I wondered how I was going to wear the heels all night.
On the way to the car, I scuffed the bottom of my shoes as much as possible on the pavement. As I walked to the entrance of the ballroom I practiced racewalking by putting one foot in front of another (much like a super model) to keep my balance in the shoes. I am sure I looked like a loon, but I FELT like I looked pretty daggone good. LOL
As I walked around making my silent-auction bids, I noticed my heels were not hurting as much. In fact, they were not hurting at all! Weird. The pain that travels up my calves after a 5K was gone. Completely!
If you are ever looking for me after a Run/Walk event, I will be the idiot in workout clothes and 5 inch heels.
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