Monday, June 18, 2012

Small Steps (and High Heels)

It's taking me longer than I thought to adjust to being back - both in terms of jet lag and in terms of coping with my new schedule, or more accurately, lack of a schedule. It feels weird not having to do anything. I mean, I've got tons to do, but I don't have to do anything. I can spend the whole day sleeping if I want. I'm definitely not used to that kind of 'freedom.'

I think this week is going to be a continuation of easing into my routine. I don't think I'll be in any set routine until after my parents leave for Bangladesh at the end of this month because there are so many errands I need to help them with plus all the packing to do. I'll have to get my exercise in when I can.

Today was a cardio focus day - I did Week 2 Day 2 of C25K. I wasn't sure if I would be able to get through it, mainly because I am so sore after yesterday's workouts. Still, I pushed through and I didn't do too horribly. I'm just working on getting through each set program before worrying about speed. I'm also trying not to think too far ahead. I know that  longer run will be coming up next week. What I don't know is why I'm trying to psych myself out of it when I haven't even hit that task yet ... talk about worrying too much! [Details about my entire C25K journey are here.]

I'm just taking it one step at a time ... and when I'm not at the gym (by the way, today I tried out the new pair of running shoes that I bought in Mexico - they're awesome!) I'm out and about in the lovely shoes that I've been lucky to have received/bought over the past two months. These pictures are especially for Nanette! They're how I rewarded myself (and was rewarded) for my PhD and Mexico conference success :)

United Nude has become one of my Top 5 Favorite shoe brands, mainly because of their funky designs. The heel designs are awesome and they're super comfortable!

I wore these blue ones for the first time tonight - so comfortable!! Great for summer :)

Another weakness of mine is Steve Madden - loved these polka dots!

I love the color combination in this pair of Jessica Simpson heels!

Some of my friends bought me this pair as a PhD present - they know how to make me smile!! :)

 I found out the city I was in for the conference was the shoe capital of Mexico! :)

I tell you - just when I think I may have enough shoes, I see another pair and I can't help but smile.
My name is PlumPetals, and I'm a Shoe-A-Holic!!


  1. PhD present, gorgeous! I never enough shoes, never!

  2. *drool* shoe porn! LOL
    I love heels, I am a closet addict too :)
    Those last ones are my fave <3

  3. The first one is so unusual, I've never seen a pair like it.

  4. I put a pair of sparkly black platform heels in my daughter's college care package last year. I like the blue/black ones best.

    :-) Marion

  5. Oh those are some gorgeous shoes!! I love bright, funky clothes in general, but especially shoes! And what great gifts to give yourself for reaching milestones.

  6. Those shoes are fabulous!!! I'm extremely jealous right now. Wanna know why? Because I have huge ass feet. Size 11W to be exact. So I can't find cute shoes EVER. The only place that carries high heels that fit my feet is Payless Shoe Source.

  7. I love the way the polka dot shoes look but I've never been good at wearing heels. I was one of the wobbly walkers when I dared to wear them. I admire those who can though. :)

    I know the feeling of not having anything to do and worrying about wasting time. One of my projects this trip was to get all my recipes organized. I've ditched the recipe box in favor of a notebook and I have access to a laser printer here. Still, it took me two weeks to get started and I have a way to go. :(

  8. Hurrah! Shoes! I passed a DSW on my way to an interview yesterday... I'm quite positive it was a sign that I wouldn't get the job. Even if I did, I'd spend all the money I made before I got to the subway for the ride home!

    Thanks for the pics, they are drool worthy... I love that first pair so much. They're very surprising.


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