Thursday, July 31, 2008

In love...with my new socks

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The photo is from early this morning - we had a Marathon Project practice and the coordinator wanted some photos for a funder. I'm all the way on the right - it's the only picture of me I don't want to burn. The rest show even more clearly just exactly how much weight I need to lose - a LOT.

I love my new, ordinary, nothing special, lo-tech Champion socks. I've had so much trouble finding and keeping socks this summer - I've learned that I hate those skimpy liners that are supposed to be hidden - they slip down and I get blisters. The ones I'd bought in the spring have mostly disappeared - one was in my daughter's drawer, one is on the floor of the basement and the rest...who knows? The ones I bought at the local "a-little-bit-of-everything" store (too small to be called a department store!) are cushy, comfy, and maybe a little to warm for a very warm day, but a big improvement over what I've been using. They take up all the extra room in my shoes so I get a nice snug fit, which I like. Happy feet makes happy runner.

2 comments:

LBTEPA said...

Well done! There is no way to get a reliably flattering running photo. My legs always look as though they are filled with porridge!
Love your short hair!
Misty has drawn me to the dark side with her injinji toe socks - sensationally comfortable and no blisters! But they are pretty $$$ so I usually wear cheap-os from Target. Happy feet = happy runner

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I like that photo too!!

I'm also a bit picky about my socks. my favs are a champion sock that I can't find anymore. boooo hisss. I've tried others and they don't make me happy. Then finally I found something on sale at Kohls and tada! Happiness again. :)