In the spirit of full disclosure--or perhaps of TMI--I have been known to walk five miles in flip-flop sandals. I know that is wrong. Time to treat myself better.
Anyway, I need new running/walking shoes so I went online to do some research. Isn't technology so so grand?
I learned something to pass along. It is from Fleet Feet and is really about socks:
- At rest, the average foot releases 1 cup of sweat each day.
- On a 5 mile run, your feet produce enough sweat to fill an 8 ounce glass.
- 55% of foot perspiration evaporates through the shoes upper. The other 45% is absorbed in the sock and footbed of your shoe!
- Two trillion bacteria live on your feet (that’s 12% of all bacteria on the human body).
Yeah, talk about Too Much Information!
I did get new running shoes. They are Asics gel nimbus and they were more expensive than I would normally buy, but WOW! are they ever comfortable.
Having read this on Barb's Live and Learn--temperatures dipping near freezing--I adjusted my angst over signs of the approaching fall.
Amazing what new shoes and a little perspective can do for a body and soul.