Last Wednesday I spent the majority of the day in my kitchen standing. ?Without shoes on. ?By that evening my foot was in terrible pain. ?I was fairly certain that it was just because I stood all day. ?Without shoes on.
I have horribly bad feet. ?They are pancake flat. ?If I have to stand for long periods of time I need shoes. ?Moreover, shoes with a certain kind of support. ?I’ve found that Birkenstocks fit the bill. ?I’ve worn them for years when I had jobs that required me to stand for long periods of time. ?So much so that I’ve worn the sole and most of the cork off of one pair. ?In recent years I’ve discovered that Crocs are a nice fill in. ?However, me being as dumb as I am, forgot to put on shoes.
Thursday morning came and my foot still hurt. ?I really did a number on it. ?Friday… still hurt. ?By Saturday I was beginning to question my standing and began wondering if I had accidentally run into something and broken my foot. ?Sunday wasn’t much better. ?By Sunday I was significantly limping and no amount of foot support or type of shoe was going to fix the problem. ?We went to a Super Bowl party (where I spent a portion of it playing Wii bowling while sitting) and right around half time I was asking the trusty husband if the hockey bag was in the car because I was going to use sock tape to tape up my foot to see if that helped. ?We didn’t. ?I just limped around some more.
The good news is today my foot hurts less than it did yesterday. ?This leads me to believe that 1) I stood too long without shoes on and 2) yes, I am dumb.
Hopefully tomorrow it will feel even better and I can get to work on that 5 miles a week walking goal.