I was born with big feet. As the story goes, sweet, old Grandma Dorthy took one look at her brand new grand baby and exclaimed, "My God those are big feet!" I was a newborn for Christ's sake!
Ah, well, I have had many years to get use to this and accept them (I say that like I have a choice) but that does not mean that I go running out to buy new shoes like my tiny feet sisters and friends. No, I am afraid to admit this but, I hate shoes. Baby girl is in for a rude awaking when she discovers she has probably inherited her mama's shoe size. Did I mention I am also cursed with wide feet and she will be, too?
This post is not on my inability to buy cute shoes (but in a way it is), no this post is about finding a pair of sneakers that actually fit and I will actually use to *gasp* exercise in. Call me crazy, but I do pilates and yoga just so I won't have to invest in shoes or sports bras. Alas, this is doing nothing for my weight loss initiative. Well, that and actually making it to a class would be helpful. Regardless, besides pulling a plane (and collecting donations for pulling said plane), I have signed up to do two (yes, TWO) sports in the Cleveland Corporate Challenge. That would be two out of
What is the Cleveland Corporate Challenge? It is an organized competition between corporations in Cleveland and proceeds go to charity. Since I am office manager, I am in charge of organizing our participation in the challenge. In other words, I remind people to sign up and where to go once they do sign up. I am also told that I will be attending most, if not all, of the events. I figured what better example to set and join in on the, er, fun. I signed up for softball. I can play softball. I played softball when I worked at the Imrov, I can do this now, sixteen years later. Have you ever seen that episode of Seinfeld, where he plays for the Imrov team in New York? Yep, that is how I remember it, too, except we were drinking while we played.
Why I think softball now is a good idea is beyond me?
Did I mention my boss signed me up for dodge ball? Luckily, he is a friend and I like dodge ball.
Back to my new kicks (didn't think I'd get there did you?). I have not bought tennis shoes since I waited tables and now that I am walking (yep, every day at lunch) I thought the time was right. I also had a gift card from Sears (thanks, mom!) and it was Memorial Weekend so there was a sale, anyway, I have new kicks!
See the band-aid on my oh so swollen foot? That is from walking in birkenstocks that are too loose while walking around downtown Cleveland. I now have a cute new pair of sneakers to walk in and do random sport like activities. As a bonus, they fit like a dream and I for a minute, if I close my eyes and click my heels I feel like I have smaller feet.