A Milestone


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Windercella got her shoe on!

OK – it’s just a running shoe … but it’s not the big, heavy orthopedic boot I’ve been sporting since my foot surgery 6 weeks ago.

It’s not a high heel.  It’s not a sandal. It’s hardly fashionable.

But it’s a shoe and, to me,  it‘s a start.

It’s a start of a return to my normal life.

I expect to be going back to work within the next week and being able to wear two shoes that match?  Wowza!

Don’t ask me which work ensemble will look all right with Nike’s…I have to savor one milestone at a time. 🙂

In the meantime, I’m walking … slowly and carefully and, as a result, I’m feeling like a million bucks.

And you?

Anything earth-shattering happen in your day today?

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18 thoughts on “A Milestone

  1. So glad to hear that you are making progress. Hooray!

  2. That is awesome! I think a nice, tailored business suit and a pair of Nikes go great together 🙂 I’m so happy you are doing well.

    • Thank you! I’m short so my dress pants are all usually worn with boots or heels…….being in “runners” feels weird with dress slacks … but I think I’ll get to the copy room a lot faster than before :). Thanks for your kind words, MJ

  3. Happy for you MJ! As for the work wear shoes…I have been wearing my shapeups and skeetchers every day at work for a couple of years now. They accessorize my outfits from biz casual to power suit no matter. My feet thank me feel it and boy, do I zip around the office. See if they can catch up with me.

    • You make a good point Coach Beth; Truth be told they will be glad to have be back, I don’t think anyone will notice the shoes … 😉 Cheers! MJ

  4. So I guess yoga pants are out as an outfit suggestion?

    • Yeah probably. The thing is? I’ve been wearing those at home while recovering and not doing yoga at all! 🙂 Cheers, MJ

  5. You go girl! I’m cheering you on 🙂

  6. Ugh, it was a long time ago when I broke my foot into a million pieces, but I still remember what it was like to go from a cast with crutches to a walking boot and then to real SHOES! It hurt like hell to take those steps, but a little at a time and you will be off and running soon!

    • Yep – it hurts like hell to take those steps but I think that’s why the Doc’s kept me off this long … b/c I’m doing the “practice” work inside where there’s carpet & steady surfaces. Even though there’s discomfort the good news is none of the pre-surgery pain exists and that was the whole point of doing this – whee!! 🙂 Thanks Jessie, I appreciate your kind words. MJ

  7. Very exciting! I’m so happy for your progress. And as a fellow shoe person, I understand that it can be difficult to choose to wear shoes that may not “go” with your outfit. But as you say, it’s a milestone to wear shoes of any kind!

    You’ll be back to something pretty and stylish soon. And in the meantime….yay for walking, for returning to “normal” and for getting this whole episode behind you during the winter. Now you’ll be ready for summer, just in time!


    • Yes, Yes, Yes Sheila. Yay for walking, returning to normal and getting this behind me… onto summer and feeling better :). Thanks for your comments, MJ

  8. Congratulations! Before you know it you’ll be back to your heels. Personally, I’d enjoy the Nikes while you can!

  9. cooper

    congrats…it’s the small steps…in thic case literally…that get us where we’re going. maybe you should spraypaint the shoe in neon colors just to celebrate!

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