Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Orthotics! Where are you?

Well, it's been about two months since I had my appointment with the Magic Foot Doctor and I have yet to see my orthotics. I called the office to find out what's up because ai yai yai! I need them!

Yesterday, I was excited to head out for a regular ol' run around the neighborhood. When I did, though, my toes felt like they were going to break off. Seriously. With every step I took, my toes ached. I figured the pain was just from not running for several days so once I got in the groove they would warm up and feel better.

Nope. They continued to ache through my entire run. It started to get a little depressing. So, I tried to figure out why. I thought back over my day and the past few leading up to it and it all came together: Heels.

Oops!

Yesterday afternoon, just a few hours before I went out for my run, I was trying on dresses and some accompanying shoes, to plan what I would wear to the wedding on Saturday. I tried on several pairs of high-ish heels. Not high high heels, mind you. There were no spindly stillettos in the bunch -- I was mostly wearing 2/2.5 inch heels. But, well, those are apparently too high for this running gal with the bum toes.

Lesson learned. Again! One day, the lesson will stick with me. I swear it!

Now, I will just wait for the orthotics. They have to be ready soon, right? I hope so!

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Heading out this afternoon to Maryland! Have a good day!

~ Felice

19 comments:

Marlene said...

No pretty shoes for us! I stick to flats these days. At least there are some cute styles...

Hope you get your orthotics soon!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

that's a long wait for the orthotics! hope you get 'em soon. Safe travels to Maryland!

J said...

Ouch! Hopefully you will get those soon! Enjoy your trip to maryland!

Betsy said...

There is a decent chance I would sacrifice numb toes for cuter shoes.

Morgan said...

I haven't worn heels but a few random outings since February. So very, very sad. How I miss them.

X-Country2 said...

Foot problems are the WORST. Seriously, how could something so small hurt so much? Good luck with your recovery!

I Run for Fun said...

Hope those orthotics show up soon. I can never wear flattering shoes or have flattering feet...and I am painfully reconciled to the fact. Sigh!

Diana said...

Good luck! I hope you get those darn things soon.

I can't wear heels either. Weird feet plus back pain = no heels for me :(

Quix said...

Oh no! I'm not sure what I'd do without cute shoes... I try to stick to platform-y wedge-y kinds though which are less brutal than true heels.

Faced with the decision... I'd probably pick giving them up but I would be very very torn. And resentful. Hope your orthodics come in soon!

Heather said...

I've almost completely given up on the heels . . . even when I try to where them for just a short time, it ends up being longer and I pay for it on my runs. Goodbye cute shoes!

Meg Runs said...

I just want to wear cute shoes AND run...and I still pay the price even though I have orthotics in most of my shoes...can't give up cute shoes nor running though.

Have fun today!

Denise said...

I'm limited with the shoes I can wear these days because of my bunions. I feel like an old hag.

Casey said...

Maybe someone is telling you that you don't really need your toes...? ;)
Hope your orthotics arrive soon!!

Julia said...

the footwear choice I make can REALLY affect my running; its quite astonishing, and something I never realized before becoming a "runner".
Have fun in Maryland!

joyRuN said...

Less my toes more my calves communicate how UNHAPPY they are with heels :)

Hope those orthotics come quick!

aron said...

i have to keep relearning the heel lesson too :-/ dang it!

Stuart said...

That's a really long wait...are you sure they got ordered?

Miz said...

now we are waiting for the orthotics and YOU :)
how was MD?

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

MIA darling?? FYi little Giveaway that I thought you may like on my Blog for the weekend.

Have a good one :)

Mel

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