Friday, September 16, 2011

NB Shoes

For work or hanging out shoes I'll wear "normal" width shoes by buying a smaller size vs. narrow. I'm sure this would freak out a podiatrist, but narrow widths are limited and expensive.

But my running shoes are always the right width and size to ensure comfort (preservation of toe nails!), performance (the right shoes make you faster - in my mind they do), and prevent injuries as I am sure I'd compensate somehow for a bad fit which just can't be good. I tried so many shoes over the years and felt like Goldilocks until I landed on a particular New Balance shoe which was "just right". Nobody within a reasonable distance of me stocks narrow, so I always buy them online directly from NB.

Imagine my surprise when I went online and there are no narrow in any size. I called and spoke to New Balance and there won't be anymore produced until November. So my hunt for a needle in a haystack for a  pair in stock at a store started.  I've since called around to all the major running stores that were nice enough to also call around and no luck. *Sigh* Light bulb moment - I will be in another state the week after next!!! Maybe I can find a pair in Chicago!!! 

Other things I'm whining thinking about:
  • Work stress just wears me out. It's funny how it makes me physically tired. I've got 5 bootcamps in for the week and tomorrow is the race. I'm really not feeling it, but I am going to suck it up and go. I'm sure I'll get caught up in it once I get there, it will be fun, and I'll be glad I did it. Plus, it's one of the things I had on my Wellness Goals for the year. Man, already almost time for 3rd quarter stats. 
  • I've been thinking about my blog and how it's not really so band related anymore. Now and then I'll have a post when I am trying to give myself a kick in the butt, but my band is just there. What I realized is how great a resource my blog is for me, seeing how far I've come mentally/emotionally in addition to the weight loss, my own accountability to things like my wellness goals, venting and whining, and because of what I said in this post.
  • That's it's FRIDAY! Yippeeeee!!!!!!


Cat said...

I've always been a wide width, but as I'm losing weight I've noticed that I can fit in smaller sizes in wides and even regular width in my current size. It's very interesting!

So excited for you about Chicago. I hope your search for shoes pans out!

MandaPanda said...

I gave you an award at my blog!

Ronnie said...


And you should try calling around to see if they have any NB stores up there, maybe you can hit one up!