I learned a few things last week: 1) socks with toes in them are fabulous! No new blisters. But today I exchanged my new size 9 for size 10 shoes for use on my journey. The 9 is fine for walks under ten miles but over that my toes begin to hurt!
So after making three trips to Big 5 Sporting Goods and several other sporting goods stores I still could not find my shoe in a 10. I even looked on the Internet and everyone was "out of stock"!
Today I decided to return the second pair that I have not worn and then spend the $100 for the shoe that is similar but not the same. Twice the cost! I took another look when I returned the shoes and my prayers were answered! Someone had returned a size 10 that is in perfect condition! So I am now set with shoes and will give them a run tomorrow when my daughter Jenn and I do a long hike. Then back on the shelf for use for only long walks until time to go to Spain.
Last week's milage: 47.37 miles (M: 7.14; T:2; W: 10; T: 5.07; F: 12.52; S: 10.64)
Jim is walking three to five miles most days and every once in awhile we meet and walk together for a part of our journey. He still has not made up his mind about going on part of my trip.