Picking out a good pair of athletic shoes

Years ago I went to a store that specifically sold athletic shoes. The woman who helped me measured my foot and asked me what I mostly needed them for. Was I a walker, runner, what kind of exercise did I do?

From what I told her she came up with an athletic shoe that was right for me. These are the Asics she recommended for me.

I also have a pair of clip shoes I wear, which I purchased at REI. Mine are blue. I love wearing clip shoes while spinning. Before I had clip shoes my feet would fall asleep and I would get foot cramps almost every class. Now I just get the sleeping foot and foot cramp only once in awhile.

And I have the barefeet for yoga. No measuring or purchasing required. (Just maybe a pedi now and then.)

I recently bought a new pair of tennis shoes. I am sorry and sad to say I didn’t do any research. And they didn’t have the same style I bought previously. I just went to the store and got a recommendation from the kid selling them. The shoes I got are Asics. I really like … Continue reading

Comment Contest Tuesday

It has been awhile since we have had a Comment Contest Tuesday. So it’s time to get excited. Woot-woot!!!

The theme this week is feet. Yesterday I told you about how I love fun and sassy shoes. I even posted a photo of many of my shoes.

So tell me what are your favorite shoes, your least favorite shoes, the shoes you love wearing, hate wearing? Do you worry about what your shoes are doing to your feet? What are some of your reasons for purchasing your shoes? Any comments or explanations you want to add would be great.

You can comment as much as you want. Each comment in its own post will get your name thrown into the random drawing twice.

To participate in Comment Contest Tuesday you must submit your answers in the comments below. The comment has to be relevant to what I am asking.

You have until Friday, October 21 at noon (my time) to comment away. You have to comment in the comments on Go Fit Girl! I won’t accept e-mails, comments on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Tell me all about your shoes … please.

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Having fun with shoes

I love shoes. I love fun shoes, cute shoes, pretty shoes, comfy shoes, sassy shoes.

Most of the time when it comes to shoes I believe in fashion over comfort. But not always.

If I know I am going to walking around in the city (San Francisco) a lot I have to have comfy shoes on. I can’t walk for miles up hill in some obnoxious heels. So that is when I wear the Dr. Martens or Skechers.

(I also make sure I have flip flops or Fast Flats when I need a break from the heels. At work I keep a pair of tennis shoes and flip flops in my drawer in case I need them.)

I am also into making sure I have some decent shoes when it comes to exercise. I have my Asics, my clip shoes for when I spin and my barefeet for yoga.

Anyway, I was never really into shoes. After I lost weight and pretty much got a new wardrobe I realized I needed shoes to go with all my new cute clothes. In our neighborhood there is a shoe store called Tootsies. I LOVE shopping there! It can be … Continue reading

It’s feet week

The theme for this week … is feet!

I personally think feet are one of the ugliest parts of our bodies. I would say I have a foot unfettish. My feet are super ticklish. So I hate having them touched.

Probably about six years ago I decided to treat myself to a mani/pedi. I had never had a pedicure before.

I am now a regular of both the mani and the pedi. But I still go nuts when they do the foot scrubbie thing. Eeek.

I have a point here …

So many of us abuse our feet. We wear bad, unsafe, uncomfortable shoes. We stand for too long with bad or good shoes. We don’t wear the right shoes when we exercise. We don’t realize the care we really need to give our feet, which I think includes pedicures and massages.

Our feet have so many pressures points that link to other parts of the body. It is truly amazing how much our feet can affect our health and wellness.

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It’s about feet today … and Chinese food

In my Hatha Yoga class I got a foot cramp while in Revolved Triangle Pose. The foot cramps aren’t too regular but enough to be bothersome. I also get them in spin sometimes as well.

As I was trying to massage out my crampy left toes Vickie came over to check on me. (Vickie was subbing for Baxter tonight.) She told me that according to reflexology if you get cramps in your feet you usually have back issues, which I do. But then she said, if the cramps are in your toes, which mine usually are, you usually have neck issues, which I don’t. But I wonder if tight neck counts. I hold a lot of stress in my neck and shoulders and upper back.

I did some research and couldn’t find a ton about what Vickie told me. And I am tired and don’t want to do any more research. I got this photo to the left from here.

An ode to the Simpsons

I had lunch with some co-workers today at a Chinese restaurant. It never even occurred to me that I should order steamed veggies. Nope, I went … Continue reading