Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Self-Portrait Tuesday


My Feet!


It's Lelly's self-portrait Tuesday challenge, so I'm jumping in with both FEET. She titled it Put your best foot forward. So here are my thoughts on mine.

I remember, as a little girl running, jumping, skipping, dancing, climbing, walking, tiptoeing, splashing, wading, tapping, stomping, two-stepping, bouncing, kicking, chasing, & playing with these two feet of mine. My feet carried me through my childhood, my youth, into marriage, and my first home(apartment) away from home. They carried me through my first pregnancy, moving farther away from home, at the beginning of medical school, through my second pregnancy, and onto our very first home, a bit farther away from home. Through a third pregancy and they are preparing to carry me on to another new place.


I have always loved my feet, not so much their size(8 1/2), but the way they look. I know they aren't perfect, but are their perfect feet out there? Being someone that picks apart everything about my body, my feet are one thing I truly wouldn't change. I love them. I like how slender they are. I like that my second toe ISN'T longer than my big toe. I love getting a pedicure and a fresh coat of polish applied. I love wearing a toe ring(the same one for over 6 years) even though I may be too OLD for it. I love getting them rubbed, especially by Greg. I love the fact that my feet carry me throughout my day. From the beginning of my morning, along my 3 mile walk, an occassional run, playing with my girls, each errand I run, to the last step I take before climbing into bed each night. I love my feet, the two that sustain and carry me each day.

For my self portrait of my feet, I decided to model one flip flop and one tennis shoe. Why you might ask? Well, I love my flip flops and have been looking forward to the day it was again warm enough to wear them. That happened this weekend. So I have been sporting my flip flops for the past few days and probalby will continue wearing them for the next 8 months or so. I had to have my tennis shoe on because I feel they have become like a very close friend, over the past few years. I put them on each morning to get myself kick started with a morning walk. I sometimes hit the gym not long after going for my walk. I also started running the past few months or so, several afternoons a week. They have carried me through over 200 miles of exercise already in 2007! Wow! When I added that up I was shocked and had to readd it to make sure. Both my flip flops and tennis shoes help me to be a healthier, happier me.


I hope that even as I age, my feet will carry me as if I was still a little girl. Running, jumping, skipping, dancing, climbing, walking, tiptoeing, splashing, wading, tapping, stomping, two-stepping, bouncing, kicking, chasing, & playing ~Things I love to do with the feet I love!




16 comments:

Jana said...

Great post. I absolutely love my feet. Not that they're pretty, but I think that they are connected to how the rest of my body feels. I love to get my feet rubbed and get pedicures, too.

I love your toe ring.

michelle said...

Good idea with the flip flop and tennis shoe! You do have good feet, and not everyone can say that...

Christi said...

What a great post, so well said. I can't wait for flip-flop weather. I've got a few months still-there's still snow on the ground here in Ohio.
I turned 30 about a month ago and have been worried that I'm too old for my toe-ring. I think it keeps me feeling young, so it's going to stay around a bit longer. :)

Amy said...

I saw your comment at Lelly's & stopped by to see your toes. Very fun. Come to Arizona & you can wear flip flops year round!

lelly said...

i love your post, angie! when i have to wear shoes, i am so much happier when they are flip flops!

donna said...

Great post!!!!!
I also love my feet. (I do have some big ankle. That is another story) Thanks for helping me realize how bless I am to have feet!

Jill said...

Great post Angie, I love all your reasons and I'm happy that you like something about your body. Women are so critical of themselves so any positive talk is great.

Allison said...

Great post! You have very cute feet.

Jenny said...

I love that you took one of each shoe. Great idea! I admire you for being able to wear a toe ring. I think they are so cute, but for some reason they drive my toes crazy. I hope my feet carry me for a long time too!

Janet said...

You definitely have cute feet! You see, my sister and my brother got my Mom's cute feet and I got my Dad's ugly cricked toes! Oh well-I guess at least I keep them pedicured:)

Kari said...

You have beautiful feet! And no, your second toe isn't longer than your big toe -- mine is!!

I can't wait to get my flip flops out, but our weather isn't quite warm enough and I cannot stand cold feet!!

Also, I LOVE foot rubs too! Laren is always so kind to give me that!

Natasha said...

Cute idea with one flip flop and one tennis shoe. I agree, you do have good feet. I think we are wearing close to the same color of polish.

Kelly said...

You do have cute feet! I love the idea with the two different shoes to show different sides of yourself! Fun post!

melanie said...

What a great list of all you feet have carried you through. I think you have adorable feet and such a great toe color! Fun post.

carlo said...

i LOVE that you have 2 different shoes on. such a cool idea. it has been so much fun to see what everyone did with this challenge!

Crystalyn said...

great feet angie! love the toe ring.