Today, the hubs and I went about our neighboring downtown areas for poops and giggs. We walked from Rockridge to Berkley and back. As we ventured through College St., we walked in and out of many quaint boutiques, bookstores, and read through a variety of menus on windows of hip-looking restaurants, we came across an athletic shoe shop. Just yesterday I was telling the mister how I’ve been looking for new running shoes because I had 2 pairs of Nike Frees that just weren’t cutting it. I had complained about how my right foot presses up against the front of my shoe. I never thought twice about it, since those particular shoes fit like a sock. As they should. It was only when I ran outdoors, I felt discomfort. So as I tried on the shoes I thought would be ideal for me, the store employee looked down at my feet and blurted the words that would forever change my life. “Oh, hmm… Your feet are different sizes. Your right foot is a little bigger.” After saying this, he feels for my toes through the shoes. HE WAS RIGHT! I always knew something was weird! So it’s official. Ladies and gentlemen, I have asymmetrical feet. Left foot size 6.0, right foot size 6.5. This was quite the news. You learn something new everyday, I guess.
In other news, we were able to meet up a friend of Leejay’s, who is now my new friend, Chris McLaughlin. He’s a good fella. Good company, for sure. He happens to be a professional speed skater. Right? I didn’t know what that meant either. Instead of pretending to know, I just asked. Apparently it means to skate very fast. Ice skate, that is. Sounds intense, doesn’t it? Moreover, this guy coaches kids to speed skate. He happened to just be in the area while conducting a skate camp. I love meeting people who love people. I’m all about that public service.
After dinner we headed back home to change and hit the gym. I wanted to test out the new shoes I picked up. They felt great. My new found anomaly wasn’t even a hindrance. I did live with it for 26 years, afterall. Later at home, out of mere curiosity, the gent and I checked it out once more. It’s true. I’M HIDEOUS.