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Thursday, July 31, 2014

I did it!!!
I ordered a pair of shoes.
This might seem like a whats the big deal moment to some of you.
But I am a very indecisive person. I have been doing some reading about it, and it seems it is a very real disorder associated with anxiety.
I suppose for most, the choice to buy a pair of shoes is as simple as how they look, or how they fit, or even how much they cost.
For me, it is will my orthotics fit in them easily, and still allow my feet room to not be squeezed in.
Will they last awhile as I cannot afford new ones every few months.
Will they support my flat feet and allow me to walk without worry of rubbing and blistering.
So I had narrowed it down to three pairs.
They had recommended Brooks to me at the place where I got my orthotics and the lady let me try on a pair of Brooks Addiction.

I found them to be very similar in fit and material feel as the Asics.
I didnt do the taco test, for those who dont know what that is, I read a blog from an avid runner who has gone thru many different brands of shoes.
The taco test is, when looking at a pair of potential shoes, she will fold the shoe upward, like a taco, and see where the bend is.
The nearer to the ball of the foot the better.


She measured my feet and told me that I am not a 9 but an 8.5 and that while my feet are not overly wide, I would be better off with a wide due to the orthotics and allow for thicker socks while I walk.
I always wear socks that are made for those with diabetes and circulatory problems. So they are a little thicker.
I went with the Asics Gel 1000, which I had tried on in the past, but the only ones they had in my local store was medium, not wide and they were a little on the smaller side, so I went with the 9 wide.
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i feel good about the choice and just hope I dont regret it.
So, I had this little girl who is the daughter of a friend. I kept her so that her mom could prepare things for her upcoming birthday party this week, and we always have a blast with her. we took her to the local pizza/playland, and let her play and win prizes, then I took her shoe shopping for school.
It was so easy to find a pair of sneakers for her, she just picked out the pair she liked the best and that was that. Why cant I do that??
I had only had my new orthotics in for about 4 hours, when we took her to the park and where the walking track is, I walked a couple of laps while she played and my feet were so sore.
The arch on my right foot felt like it was becoming blisterd and my left foot, still numb, was even more so.
I just hope that the shoes will make some difference, the docs tell me to wear these orthotics as much as possible, yet I read another blog about someone who chose to go the other way and train his flat feet to adjust and not use unnatural supports.
I dont know which way is better. My foot has been numb for 6 weeks now and wearing my orthotics has made no difference so far.
I go to the Neurologist on Monday for a nerve conduction test and I just hope that they can fnally pinpoint, no pun intended, a reason, a location, what ever this is.
The ortho thinks it is tarsal tunnel syndrome related to my flat feet and the fact that I have bone sprus and arthritis built up around the area where it was broken.
I guess time will tell and hopefully the tests will also and I can get some treatment.
Some relief finally once and for all.
So, tomorrow is the birthday party, Monday the doctors appointment, and I dont plan on doing anything much in between, I have run run run for 3 day and today I have to clean and catch up on some laundry.
Then maybe will come a day of rest.
Now, the shoes are taken care of, next is a new smartphone.
A friend of mine has a Motorola Razr Maxx for sale and I have gone back and forth about buying it.
I do not care for the Iphones, only because of our local towers not being as compatible with them as with android phones.
So to spend that kind of money I need to sure I am getting a phone where I can get a good signal and be able to use the data/internet here at home.
I am tired of decision making, most people would just walk into a store, see somethng they like and say this is the one for me.
I over analyze, read, blog, research, compare, and then after making the decision, I usually still back out at the last minute!!!
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    Ohhhh I can relate to the sore feet! But congrats on those new shoes! Hopefully they will help! A good pair of workout shoes is a must. I just bought a pair yesterday. I tend to stick with the Saucony brand - they fit my crazy feet the best. Last time I fell for the Adidas Boost shoes because they were so light weight - but they didn't support my feet enough and I found them aching after long walks. Back to my old standby!

    I think it is awesome that you overanalyze! I wish I did that a bit more! Enjoy those shoes!!! emoticon
    2272 days ago
  • GORDON66
    Having someone fit your feet to the shoes is a wise choice. Being able to walk without pain is a joy!!!!
    2272 days ago
    I think it is actually a GOOD thing that you shop around, do your research, think about it for awhile, etc. THAT is SO MUCH BETTER than being an impulsive shopaholic. Many people get "manic" and spend money wildly. That can be very dangerous financially ! ( I'm more like you - I check things out. ) So don't be so hard on yourself. (And I LOVE the dragonflies too !) I hope your feet get better ! Pain in your feet is the WORST !
    2273 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/31/2014 6:12:51 PM
    I'm so sorry your feet hurt. That must be excruciating! But I'm glad you were able to find a new pair of shoes that you think will fit.
    Over-analyzing is a big problem, made worse, I think, by all the choices we have. I have a friend who has that problem, and it is so difficult for her. She's chosen an area of her life to "go crazy" and just try things without analyzing, and that actually seems to be helping her in other areas too. She and her husband eat out quite a bit and she decided to try all kinds of things on the menu without thinking about it. Surprisingly enough, that has helped free her up a bit over all. Maybe there's a place in your life where you could give up "control"? Just a thought....
    p.s. I love the dragonfly!
    2273 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/31/2014 5:30:21 PM
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