Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Did I mention my nickname is Sasquatch?

It's a good day when you pick up your custom orthotics. 

And an even better day when you buy new running shoes.

And instead of being frustrated that I can't try them both out today, I'm going to be positive, since that day will soon come.




Here is a photo of my orthotics, the new ones are on the left, and they feel pretty good. I wanted to try them out with a short run this afternoon, but the Doc said I need to ease into wearing them.  Which means an hour today, two hours tomorrow, and so on.  Once I have them on for a full day, then I can ease into running in them.  Right now I feel like a horse at the racetrack, rarin' to go, but I'll be good, and follow orders.  Although I'm getting even more nervous about the Boilermaker 15k, it's coming up fast and I'm paranoid about my level of fitness right now.

But a trip to Fleet Feet calmed me down, I was due for a new pair of running shoes, and after trying on a few other styles and brands, I ended up with the Brooks Adrenaline again.  But in a bigger size:




Yup, I'm up half a size to an 11.5.  My left foot is larger than the right, and the toe box seemed tighter on that foot, so I went with these. 

I've had a couple of nick names in relation to my height and shoe size, "Molly Boats" was one (get it, my feet are the size of boats?) as well as "Sasquatch".  That was my nick name in college, given to me by my friend Lori. 

Ever hear that Pearl Jam song "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town?" 

There's a line that goes: "perhaps that's what, no one wants to see?"

If you sing it quickly, it sound's like "But that's Sasquatch, do you want to see??"

That would set Lori off, especially if we were in the bar and it came on the jukebox.



Thanks to everyone who entered my SCAPE giveaway.....I used random.org to choose the winner, and it is Jeff, at Jeff Vanis' Blog!  Congrats : )


Now let's close with a bit of Pearl Jam.......I heart Eddie Vedder.





16 comments:

Alanna said...

I think the one thing I found I had to get over when I started running is that I have big feet. Always have. Doesn't matter that my everyday shoes are about a 9-1/2. My runners are an 11. But now that I've run a marathon in an 11 there's no way I'd go back to a 10-1/2. I put those ones on now and wonder how I didn't get more black toenails.

I ♥ Eddie Vedder too.

giraffy said...

I want to marry Eddie Vedder's voice.

Suzy said...

Nothing wrong with big feet. I hope your orthotics feel great.

ajh said...

Those are my shoes too. They've been with me for quite awhile! Good luck with the new orthos.

Pam said...

My, what big feet you have! haha My niece is just like that. She wears an 11 and the girl is no taller than I am! (5'3-1/2")

SupermomE12 said...

I wear a 9 1/2 in regular shoes but an 11 in my Brooks running shoes. it used to bug me, but now that my feet feel awesome and I have am blister free and run happy, I could care less! I hope the new orthotics and new shoes work out great for you! :)

Wells L said...

Super big high 5 to you for getting your orthotics - that's a HUGE check mark of the the "to do" list for returning to running someday soon!!!! Woot!!!!!! I would have never guessed you had a size 11.5 - we should have a bloggy "guess your shoe size". My foot actually measures a size 6 on those metal foot measuring sliding things. I actually wear a 7.5, but knowing I can wear little boys shoes makes me feel tiny (swear it's the only tiny thing on my entire body - smile!).
Here's a cheer to you that you get back to running and feel confidence for your upcoming race!!!

Johann said...

Wise to be patient and listen to the doc with those. New shoes, new orthotics, soon you'll be running like new!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I remember the "break in" phase of mine, I will warn you, once the break in phase is over and your allowed to run in them, it will be painful on your feet, in the arch and the shin, it will only last a couple runs

J said...

My running shoe varies between a 10 and 10.5! I didn't realize your feet were bigger than mine! Wow! Its funny how we all have such different sized feet even though most of us are within a feet inches of each other height wise!

ATTrio said...

That is a really good day! I have a 10k coming up and I am also worried about my fitness. I really want the new Nike frees so I can practice some speed! That is so funny about the song!
Sarah

Teamarcia said...

Hope the new orthotics are everything you need them to be! :D

Colleen said...

11.5 huh? I thought I had big feet with 9's! You know what big feet means??? You wear big socks! :) Sorry... that was dumb! Good luck with the new orthotics

The Green Girl said...

Oh, girl, I hope the orthotics are as magical for you as mine have been for me!

Julie said...

Molly!!! How are you girl! I have been missing the blog world and finally had a reason to post with a race report:) I thought of you the other day...going through my kitchen buffet and found the bumper sticker you gave me. It is on my van along with another one I purchased at the race expo!

Good luck with the orthotics...hopefully they will do wonders for you:) Big hugs!

Black Knight said...

Good luck with the orthotics. Be careful I had problem and now I don't use them anymore. After the 2 operations my left leg is half cm. shorter.