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The up side of the pedal - If the shoe fits.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Getting Healthy IS my job
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This afternoon, I rested. I hurt. I wrapped up in a blanket in my chair, with my favorite fur buddy, Peaches who worked at warming my ache. When my son got home I knew I would need to go out, and I wanted to do it before it got dark and I chickened out due to cold and pain. See, he needed boots. In fact, he needed shoes. But, being 18 he is very opinionated over what he gets, or I buy for him. His girlfriend was with him, so she went along with us. She helped him pick out some boots, and she is as frugal a shopper as I am, so that was really pretty cool. I also found 2 pairs of casual shoes for him that he liked that were inexpensive. I had to pick up a few other things so I could make supper for the rest of the week, since snow is expected this week.

While in the shoe department, I picked up a second pair of shoes by danskin that I liked - I bought a pair before Christmas and I really like them, and they were still marked down. I go through shoes quickly due to my flat feet, and my back pain. I also found some boots. Cute boots. Really cute boots. I have been looking for winter boots that I like for a few years, and I found them. (two pairs of boots, three pairs of shoes, and a wallet for about $100!)

Why is this the up side of the pedal? It was hard to move. It was hard to get out of my cozy nest and put on my coat and go out into the cold, but my son had needs. By the time we were home, my pain had decreased about 35%, bringing me to about a 4 on a scale of 1-10, so that was much better than the 8 I was feeling. I walked in the department store, I walked in the parking lot (carefully avoiding icy patches), and in the grocery store. I forgot my pedometer, so I guesstimate from previous trips, about 1.5 miles. So even if I did not get my intervals in, I did get another form of fitness in besides my morning stretches. Forced movement to get my pedals going.

Here are my boots! I am thrilled. They have better traction in the soles to help prevent slippage, and they are easy to put on and take off, and are pretty comfortable.


Puss n boots - Peaches my fur baby

my original Danskin shoes - they are slip on. Usually, these kind of shoes do not work for me, but this particular model does. Especially with pending surgeries - where tying shoes may be a problem.

Hopefully, I will try the bike tomorrow, and will get better sleep tonight.
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  • B3Y0NDM3
    Loooove those boots!
    2686 days ago
    LOVE the boots. Now I want some. We're expecting snow, too. I think it's great that you got out...and that you felt better afterward! Woo hoo! DH is suffering from a slight back strain right now and has been babying it to get better. Yesterday, he had to be a little bit more active and discovered that it actually feels better if he DOESN'T sit as much. Sometimes light movement and stretching are better than just letting it sit. Who woulda thunk it! Hope you keep feeling better and better! Peaches is a cutie! Spark on! emoticon
    2686 days ago
    Ezcellent boots. Glad the pain decreased somewhat.

    2686 days ago
  • RESULTS361AP09
    I really like the boots! In fact, I want a pair of them which really isn't needed here in South Texas! emoticon The shoes are cute too. I am going to take a look the next time I'm in WalMart to see what they have. I can always use a new pair of shoes like that for work or play. I hope you feel better!
    2687 days ago
    I love the boots, too! And good for you for pressing on! I know your son was grateful that you took him, and bless his girlfriend for being frugal!!! It was a good day, and I'm glad you blogged twice! emoticon
    2687 days ago
    Love the boots!
    2687 days ago
    I lOVE THE BOOTS! I have some of those danskins! I love them too but my daughter in law took them over! LOL

    2687 days ago
    I absolutely love your new boots! So cute! Sounds like you found some really good deals. Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. Take the chance to rest, get to feeling better!
    2687 days ago
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