I have ugly feet. I had them well before I started running. That being said, running has improved many things in my life; but my feet are not one of them. What doesn’t help is that I got out of the habit of getting a pedicure. I was good for a while. I was supposed to get one after the Philly Marathon, but then that rolled into Thanksgiving which rolled right into Christmas. No matter though, I still have ugly feet. No amount of polish will make them pretty.
As the saying goes…..
It’s like putting lipstick on a pig.
Pointless, but I still do it.
Today, I couldn’t take how dry, cracked, calloused, and nasty they were. (Aren’t I painting a pretty picture?) On a whim I decided to go for a pedicure. I picked up some DD and sneak off for a Spa Pedicure even though I’m hosting a meeting at my house tonight and really should have been cleaning. Oh well…..
Off I went
I sit down. Roll up my pants and horror to horror realize that I have Chewbacca legs!!
Ok, maybe not this bad
That’s what happens in winter.
Even without the hairy legs, I am always embarrassed when I get my pedicure. Like I need to apologize for how bad my feet look. I try. I really do, but there is only so much lipstick you can put on a pig. Please tell me I am not the only runner that feels the need to tell the person doing your pedicure that you are a runner.
I honestly do not know how they do it. I couldn’t do it!!! I look down at my feet and want to throw up at all the “shavings” they scrape off my feet and they are my feet. I will further admit that I am a good tipper because of it! How can I not be with all the scraping they have to do with a smile no less.
At least now my feet, although not pretty, are presentable. Even more important both my feet and legs feel so much better after a foot and leg massage.
Now must remember to shave my legs in the morning:)
Do you feel the need to apologize for your feet?