Brilliant, Colleen!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Or maybe I should call this "Ode to New Shoes"

Ah! The feel of new shoes... I just got them. They are EXACTLY the same brand and model as the ones I have been wearing, but they feel soo different. My feet feel happy just being in them, and those happy feelings seem to be radiating up from my toes through the rest of my body. And this is in spite of the fact that I have already walked 12,000 steps today.

Somehow, I never think of shoes first when I start experiencing pain, in spite of the fact that I have been through this many times before. I know about the importance of wearing good shoes, and I know that 600 miles or more is a lot to put on one pair of shoes. I know from reading and from experience that cushioning wears out before the rest of the shoe starts looking worn, yet I have trouble justifying to myself the replacement of shoes that still look okay.

So thank you again, Colleen, from the tips of my toes. You are always an inspiration to me!
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