So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Getting back in condition
I was looking forward to getting back in condition this fall during my sailing trip. With that canceled, there's a need for enjoyable ways to exercise. Walking and hiking works for me. The problem is that I don't really have any comfortable hiking shoes.
It's hard for me to find comfortable shoes. My feet are a little messed up. The middle toe on my left foot was badly broken once and never healed properly. Right now the big toe on my right foot is giving me a hard time. It doesn't help that I take somewhere around a 14 or 15 sized shoe in a wide. Not a lot of people carry larger sized footwear
It's not that hard to order sandals that fit. Their sizing is more forgiving. That's great in the summer or winters in Florida. Sandals are not a good choice for winter in New Hampshire. The only thing to do is to order on-line. This time around I'm trying something from L. L. Bean. In the past they've had good footwear for me. Their boots are excellent, but prices can be a bit much. Since I'm going to be spending at least part of the cold weather up north, it's worth getting something decent to walk in.
During the afternoon I had a nice three hour hike with a friend. Due to my footwear being less than ideal, I was limping at the end. That's when I decided it's going to be worth it to spring for quality. Not long after getting home, a new pair was on order.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.