Feet still gross, offend people.

Yes, I am one of THOSE people.

For the benefit of kids and staff at school, I’ll opt out of the open toe sandal trend that never fails to take off in Aberdeen after the first hint of sunshine for the year (it’s best to be prepared in case any sun breaks through the clouds again this year, after all). Why, you ask? (At this point, you may be rolling your eyes thinking I didn’t ask, you maniac, I don’t care about your feet, but you know what?  My blog = my subject choice!)   So why?  Because my feet are disgusting.  But they are fairly important for actual movement, so I can’t hate on them, but other people totally can.  And I KNOW that some of you are guilty of over sharing your foot situation, because at any given time in the 20 most recent posts in my Google Reader feed, there will be a grainy photo of someone’s mangled, blister-ridden feet.  And you know what?  It is always a pleasure to witness proof that someone’s feet are grosser than mine.  So thank you.  And to return the favour:

E.T. book pedicure...

If that put you off any Easter chocolate, you’re welcome!  If it didn’t, then go ahead and make yourself feel better by finding out why chocolate is good for you.

Anyway, despite really feeling like going out for a run today, my knee is being a bitch, so I thought I’d call it a rest day.  Not content with lounging about and having facials, however, I decided to get back on track with some of my core work.

90 bad boys - done!

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About a month ago I embarked on the 200 push-ups challenge in an attempt to increase my pathetic upper body strength before Tough Mudder.  The first week was good, then I forgot about it.  Today, I decided to start again, but a step up.  It wasn’t too fun, but I got it done.  Upping my weights in Body Pump for the last 6 weeks is obviously benefiting my girl strength, though, so that’s uplifting.  I also did a few one legged squats (because I like big butt’s and I cannot lie), and finished off with a (killer) 4 minute plank.

Things I learned today:

  • Push-ups are always hard.
  • Planks are even harder if you’ve slathered yourself in body lotion first.
  • Exfoliating facials hurt.

Hope everyone has had a great Easter long weekend!  🙂

 

5 thoughts on “Feet still gross, offend people.

  1. Do I spy some bruised toes? I’m totally rocking that look at the moment, plus I have a couple of bruised toenails that have turned completely black. Sexy, trench foot chic is SO now.
    I think Runner’s World need to forget about Runner’s Knee and write an article on the real issue, Ugly Runner’s Feet (ugly feet, not ugly runners!)
    I want to book a pedicure after the marathon but I’d feel so bad about someone having to deal with my URF that I’d probably end up paying them triple.

    Are you doing 200 pushups in one go?! I can only manage 10 man-push ups before I collapse in a sweaty heap. Kudos to you!

    • 200 push-ups in one go?!! Surely I’d deserve a prize, or world record for that kind of crazy! I can do 40 man push-ups before my arms quitting, but my goal is 50.

      Don’t worry about the pedicure – I keep telling myself they love having something to really work with. Plus the woman I go to regularly knows the state of my feet, and I’ve never caught her giving them disgusted glances.

  2. Every time (I know it only been twice) you post up your tootsies I feel compelled to photograph mine but have yet to get around to it. My feet typically look like poo directly after a run, thats when all the blisters and goodies are shining in their full glory, I am glad to say though your feet def look a bit more wounded than mine : )

  3. LOL, great post! I have Fred Flintstone feet and as my friend Lucy says “elephant skin”… I was the one laughing when after 13 days of hiking the Camino de Santiago through Spain (over 350 kms, we completed) I had NO BLISTERS and she had dozens of blisters 🙂
    Your feet are lovely… And they do their job… Hehe

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