Thankful Thursday

[a not-always-weekly exercise in gratitude]

Things I am thankful for this week:

  1. Lesley of Fatshionista is in Newsweek, and it’s being read.
  2. Went to the Sounders game with the man of the house on Saturday, parked 1/2 mile from the stadium (cheaper parking) and had no problems with the walking.
  3. The game was fun, too!
  4. Survived a trip to the local REI for new walking shoes.  (I’ve never had employees be anything but welcoming, but I always feel weird there.)  Oh, and new shoes!
  5. Asthma meds that work!*  Even in spring!  I can go weeks without my albuterol “rescue” inhaler.
  6. New Jeff & Maya Bonhoff album arrived from CD Baby :)

*Current asthma routine: Advair 250/50 twice a day; Singulair once a day; Allegra once a day; Zyrtec, Benadryl, Albuterol inhaler as needed.



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11 responses to “Thankful Thursday”

  1. crookedfinger Avatar

    Hey, what shoes did you get? I’m in the market for some walking shoes!

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      They’re Keens. I’m probably going to also get a pair of Brooks or New Balance black walking shoes and switch off. ;)

      1. Regina T Avatar
        Regina T

        Those Keens look great! I’m in the market for new walking shoes since I have so much heel pain these days. Any suggestions? We’re planning a trip to Disneyland in July and I need something that will support and provide cushioning for my heels. I just hate shoe shopping, so if you can help me narrow things down a bit I would be forever grateful. :)

        1. living400lbs Avatar

          Well, it really depends on your feet and how you walk, but for general support and cushioning I mostly go for New Balance 811 or Brooks Addiction. Both are “walking” shoes that I first found at Nordstrom’s. (Not that comparing prices elsewhere can’t hurt.)

          I also like socks with padding and “wicking” properties, but they’re expensive. I started getting the Thorlo padded walking socks from Lady Foot Locker and then discovered REI has them more regularly. (I’m now a member of REI. Mostly for socks and shoes, but I also get some first-aid and yoga supplies there too.)

          1. Regina T Avatar
            Regina T

            Thanks for the suggestions :) My feet tend to pronate inward, so I need stability along with the extra cushioning. These fit the bill prefectly! I may just have to bite the bullet and visit REI or Nordy’s…..*sigh*

            1. living400lbs Avatar

              REI doesn’t have those particular ones. I think Nordy does. Also, I think there are New Balance stores in BellSquare and downtown Seattle too.

  2. jaed Avatar

    I’ve looked with interest at Keens. For some reason, most walking shoes at the moment seem to have really narrow toe boxes – a sharp angle from the big toe down to the little toe – and as a person with long toes, I am here to tell you No. Not at all. I had to stop wearing New Balance because they’re ALL like that now. But Keens seem to have really round toes, which is something my feet need to be comfortable.

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      The toe box is part of what drew me too. Often if I go for a wide shoe the heel is too loose and I end up walking out of my shoes. The Keens are fitted on my heel but have a nice roomy toe box.

      The only drawback is they’re a very sturdy and non-flexible shoe, so I’m going to be a while breaking them in.

  3. laine Avatar

    I love my Keens! Once they break in they are heavenly. And they keep my toes very happy on all sorts of walks.

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