Yesterday my mom and I drove to Tulsa. My sister-in-law had told us about “Fleet Feet”, a store specializing in athletic shoes, as well as inserts to help correct foot problems. She had finally convinced my brother to give it a try and he was amazed at how much it helped. Mom and I decided this was something we needed to do, as well. We got to Tulsa around noon and met my sister-in-law at Los Cabos, a wonderful Mexican restaurant. After a delicious meal, we followed her to Fleet Feet where we spent the next hour and a half having our feet and gait analyzed via a video camera/treadmill set-up and being fitted for shoes and inserts. Mom was absolutely stunned to discover that her knee pain disappeared almost entirely with the new shoes and inserts. I’m hoping this will help with the recurring problem of plantar faciitis that I’ve dealt with off and on for several years.
I am determined to get in shape and that should be easier if my feet don’t hurt. I’m going to update my progress here on Saturdays so check back each week. If you don’t hear from me, remind me…keep me on track…nag me!
After the shoe experience, my sister-in-law went home to wait for the kids to get home from school while Mom and I made a brief foray to Whole Foods. Mom had never been to one and she was rather wowed by the produce, meat counters and salad bar. Oh, how I’d love to have one nearby. At least Oklahoma City is getting a Whole Foods so that’s a bit closer. I picked up the few items I had on my list and then we went to see the kiddos. We only had about an hour before we needed to head for home but it was so good to see the kids. My nephew turned 14 this week and he got his braces off yesterday morning. His teeth look great and you could tell he was happy to have that over with. My niece is a cheerleader for her school and she demonstrated a cheer, some jumps and a few other things she’s learning. They’re such great kids – I just wish we lived a bit closer so we could see them more often.
It was a long but very nice day. After I dropped my mom off, this is what I saw on my way home: