PORN!!!

But first, a complaint. I ran last night at the gym – and it was another SUCKTASTIC run! What the hell is going on? I stretched. I warmed up. I did my stupid one-legged squats.

I started running at my warm-up pace of 11:32 – I intended to run a mile at 11:32 & then speed up to under 10:30 for 2-3 miles, and then cool down at 11:32 again.

Not so much. After about 8 minutes of running, my calves & ankles were so tight that I was starting to limp-run, which is no good at all. So I slowed down to a walk. I did a few more run/walk intervals, and finished up at 2.2 miles in 30 minutes. That is the suck! I’m hoping that tonight’s elliptical & tomorrow’s bike/weights will help work out my stupid legs’ stupid issues.

Between that & my burning of the dinner last night, it was not the best night ever. (Although dinner was good, I just burned the glaze that was to be poured over the fish & couscous. I made it better with rum. Not on the fish, but in my tummy.)

So – now that I’ve ranted (and will once again not have a 10-mile week, because I am a PANSY), here are the shoes.

I received a request last week for non-heeled porn, and because I aim to please (so that you all will keep coming back), here are a couple of pairs of cute, fashionable flats.

The above Clarks are cute & would work at work. I’m such a high-heel girl anymore that I have trouble envisioning myself wearing these. I do have a couple of pairs of flats (a pair of Vans with little butterfly skulls on them & a some Mizuno red flats) that I wear around home or to the market, but for going out or to work, I generally do heels.

[Aside: I have two pairs of shoes at work, because sometimes I have to walk several blocks to the bus, and it’s hard to walk swiftly & surely in heels, so when I get to work, I take off my sneakers & put on my heels & hum “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” as I hang up my jacket.]

Moving on (I am such a rambler today). The next pair are cute enough that I can actually envision myself wearing them.

I think these are awesome – and totally appropriate for going out! They also come in black with a suede toe – and those are super cute, too. I just have a week spot for purple lately. I really want a pair of purple shoes, although again, not sure where I’d wear them.

And because I can’t quite leave with only flats (and because I think that wedges are almost as good as flats in terms of stability), I leave you with these:

I just think that they’re cute.

Any other shoe porn requests? (And in case you didn’t know, I do link all the shoes back to the places I found them, so they can be your own.) Did you like the flats? Do you wish I’d do more men’s shoes? Let me know!

(And don’t forget to enter the holiday gift basket contest – you have until midnight Pacific time on Thursday night/Friday morning.)