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?
14 thoughts on “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”
Boots kill my feet and legs. I try to avoid them unless I have to. Sounds like a fun walk though. I love my dog time!
Usually these boots are fine but not for more then 30 minutes I learned! Plus, I was kinda power walking…bad decisions!
I don’t get shin pain, but I do get sore feet from non-athletic shoes. Your dog is super cute!
Every shoe should fit like a running shoe!
If I wear flimsy ballerina shoes then I’m asking for it. But then since I can’t wear my trainers, running trainers or Vans with some outfits… 😉
She is such a beautiful dog! 🙂
I had to take a second when you said you were a single parent I was like “what-?!” Haha. I hope your shins are feeling better!
I can’t wear ballerina shoes – though I do love them…just not enough support for my feet.
Yeah, I’m not a 100% single parent but more on the 2-4 weeks at time on my own. It’s hard and I don’t know how single parents do it ALL THE TIME!
I can manage about a mile and that’s it. I don’t know how the ladies wear them for work and whatnot!
I know, me either!
I got a shooting pain on Sunday while in my cute shoes (ie the shoes that I chose after alex ixnayed the sneaks) and now it is terrifying me that I have a stress fracture because it hurt so badly today.
WHHHHY do these things happen to good people?
How’s your foot now?
The things we do for men! I bet he’ll let you wear your sneakers the next time 😉 Just remind him of the pain you were in…and do so every day until he gives in 😉
She’s so cute!
Noooooooo I hate that! Pretty much any shoes besides my running shoes irritate my legs in some way or another. I hope you feel better quickly and your doggie is adorable!
I hear ya! I seriously wear one pair of shoes in the winter (minus this dressy boots) and I’m fine. I used to have SO many shoes (pre kids) and loved wearing heals all the time but now I feel like I’m just plain jane with my shoes.