Last year when I went to Disney my feet hurt, a lot. I saw people wearing shoes with built in toes and secretly envied them. I would never buy them because I would feel like everyone was staring at me but I wanted them. I love being barefooted. It's more freeing and my feet get really hot with shoes on.
Fast forward to last week. I was looking for shoes I can wear to Hawaii for hiking but also waterproof. I stumbled on a pair of Merrell Glove shoes and loved them. Problem was that they were not waterproof. So I went for the closest thing to them and bought Merrill Lithe shoes. They are as close to barefooted as I can get but still look good and ARE waterproof. This is my shoe. I adore the look.
I should tell you they are a running shoe. And I should tell you I leave for Hawaii in 63 days. So I told myself when these shoes came I would, well, RUN. They came today and I love them. I also took them out on their first run. Technically I think it also the VERY first time I have ran outside for pleasure. When I got back I had a headache and my lungs hurt but after some googling I realize I need to breathe thru my nose not my mouth, especially in this cold dry weather. So tomorrow I will try that.
So my goal is to run 50 of the 63 days until Hawaii. Now I am not running the entire time. I am running/walking but for me this is a huge deal. I am proud of myself.