I'm back to my regular swim today - at 11 this morning.
The shoe/feet conundrum continues. I have been very careful to keep my arches supported and that has kept my foot muscles loose and pain free. So I think I have unlocked the secret. Bad shoes. (Since bad shoes can include very comfortable shoes, it's not so easy to identify the villains.)
Now I need to stick to it and not get tempted to wear stuff that will cause problems. I pulled all the shoes out of my closet. Regardless of how much I love them, if they don't work - make my feet seize up and cramp - they go to Goodwill. I have a few in purgatory and 1 pair of for sure keepers. And some new ones coming in from Zappos today.
The goal is to unload all shoes that hurt my feet. And all shoes I think I'd like to wear but know I won't.
1 pair for wearing around the house
1 pair for short walks (like down to the car/mail/dumpsters/around the block)
1 pair for longer walks
1 pair of boots
1 pair that looks nice in chase I need to dress up a little
That does not need to be five pairs BUT does need to be no more than five pairs.
Everything else is getting a free trip to Goodwill.
My Goodwill pile is getting healthy. It's probably time for a drop off pretty soon.