Let’s talk about my feet.
Did you know 5 years ago I had a major foot surgery? It was to un-fuse a fused subtalar joint [which was apparently a birth defect that didn't become symptomatic until I sprained that ankle in high school!]
It’s amazing I can run again, really. I’ve had no trouble with the joint since my surgery (although my tendons + tissues in the incision area took a LONG time to feel normal and sometimes still give me trouble).
So I’ve gotten a bit of criticism on KERF for my SHOE CHOICE.
Yes, I like to wear super comfortable and sometimes dorky shoes. I’d rather wear Danskos than heels and sneakers over wedges. I bike for transportation a lot, so that’s a factor as well. But really, my feet have been through 8 years of pain and 5 years of surgery recovery, so they deserve some pampering! Heels hurt me, or they give me blisters. So I often just wear what’s comfortable. Luckily I have found some cute shoes that are also comfortable, but it’s definitely not the norm!
But apparently the ladies at Fleecefootwear.com are big fans of KERF AND my feet! Not only did I receive this awesome giant birthday card and a fun email….
…but I also received a pair of UGG boots for my birthday!!
They are just the kind of boots I’ve been hoping to purchase myself – tall (I’ve never owned tall boots), cowboyish, rugged yet with some style. And so comfy!! I have never owned anything UGG (my winter boots are Target-fancy) and having worn these all day hiking yesterday, I am starting to feel the difference. I didn’t think my jeans would fit in them (my calves have some girth, ifyaknowwhatimean) but they fit (snugly!)
Here is a message from the Fleece Females:
So I’ve been running around in my mind the best way to sum up why we have contacted you, and basically we are just fans! Luckily for us, here in Southern Oregon there is a very healthy fresh food movement. We are surrounded with fresh weekend markets, co-op’s, family friendly gardens, etc. The office here is 90% women, very close knit and we are always talking food, bringing in basked goodies, and we all enjoy your blog. Sam, part of our Fleecefootwear extended family has always made us amazing snacks and she turned us onto you. Your blog is fun, and done with great taste, <double entendres>, and I think people who enjoy your blog may just want a comfy pair of UGG slippers to enjoy while they have their morning coffee.
And a coupon for YOU! [They also have free shipping!]. Coupon = KERF15 for 15% off at Fleecefootwear.com today through the end of the weekend.
I decided to go run errands today since it was RAINING and SUNNING at the same time and I couldn’t go running quite yet!
Seriously, the weather has been so weird! Sun one minute. Pouring the next.
With egg, bread and fruit
This walnut bread from yesterday is very good! So chewy! And who needs cream butter when you have pumpkin butter!
A mini seckel pear + sunflower sandwich!
Hoping to work for a few and then get that run! I love to run on my birthday but yesterday my legs still needed a little more recovery from Sunday’s 8. Today they feel ready to rock n roll! Here we go FEET!
And in conclusion, here’s a video tribute to turning 28 years old!!!!!