Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Oh man, I walked a few miles on Sunday with my dog Maclean. She’s been hanging out at my parents place for the last year as it’s been a struggle for me to properly take care of her with the girls/work/being a single parent for chunks of time. If you are new to the blog, my husband works in another Province and was away 2-4 weeks at a time.

The funny thing about Maclean is that she loves my parents house more than ours! Actually, I think little kids stress her out. She was a sled dog for the first 6 years of her life, so little kids weren’t really something she was used to. However, she loves when Lilly and Hilary give her treats which she got a lot of this past weekend 😉 She turns 13 next month.

Sunday afternoon I decided to take her out for a nice long walk. It was like Christmas for her. She was jumping on the snow banks, peeing everywhere, running, being playful with me and listening to all her commands (sitting to cross the street, turning left/right or gee/haw). She didn’t forget which way to turn but I forgot which was left (gee or haw?) and which was right as she turned into the middle of the road one, whoops!

Anyway, I didn’t think I was going to walk her so long…so I just put on my dress boots which are normally GREAT to walk in. Can you see where this story is going? We went for about a 1/2 hour walk and she was loving it. It was sunny yet cool out and the road (that day) was clear. (Sorry, no photo of my boots, apparently I only take photo’s of my running sneakers).

When I got back to the house I realized that I was probably going to have sore feet but what I didn’t realise is that I was going to have sore shins!

Oh man, I’ve been in pain ever since! I tried to foam roll it out…bad idea. After I got a shower last night I ended up massaging my shins which felt great but I’m still sore today. I used to run with her in the winter – which really is like sprinting just to keep up with her. You can read about that here from a few years ago. Give me a few days and I’ll be good to go.

Lesson learned: don’t walk any miles in those shoes again with Maclean.

What’s the worst pair of shoes to walk in?

Ever get shin pain from walking in non-walking shoes?

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