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#217387 - 06/21/12 04:43 PM Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels
Anne Holmes Administrator Offline
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Just read about a 69 year old widow and grandmother in Scotland, who completed a half-marathon wearing high heels.

Her name happens to be Anne Holmes, so I found out about this as a result of a "Google Alert" I have on my name.

Here's the link in case you want to see the picture of her.

The article says she wore out 3 pairs of shoes during the race. Can you imagine?
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#217391 - 06/21/12 08:30 PM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Anne,
They have those "High Heel" marathons around here but I'm not
doing it. I have all I can do to wear heels when I'm needing to get dressed-up. There was a time I wore the darn things 8 to 10 hours a day, 5 days a week. THANK God no more. The link is cute and loved seeing the other, Anne Holmes. And NO! Can't imagine
wearing out 3 pair of shoes during a race.
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#217392 - 06/21/12 09:03 PM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: jabber]
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Good to know, Jabber. I'd never heard of them before.
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#217552 - 07/15/12 01:27 PM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Doesn't sound like a good thing for one's feet...running in high heels.
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#217553 - 07/15/12 01:32 PM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: orchid]
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Hi orchid,
I agree with you; nearly ruined by feet walking in heels 10 hours a day for 9 years.
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#217558 - 07/17/12 01:00 PM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: jabber]
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Even reading this article hurts my feet, lol. My feet have been in agony for many years...they're better now that I'm wearing my custom-made orthotics every day. I even had to get special (expensive) orthotic slippers to wear indoors because walking barefoot for even an hour or so is too painful now.

I strongly suspect that I damaged my feet by wearing cheap shoes for my entire life, both high heels and worse, cheap flip-flops all summer. All those years of believing that I was so smart saving money have caught up with me...now the only shoes I can wear comfortably (with my orthotics inserted) cost me over $300. Ouch to my wallet, but yummy for my feet.
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#217595 - 07/21/12 01:18 PM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: Eagle Heart]
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Eagle,
Had acupuncture on my feet a few years ago and it worked wonders; my feet are pain free and have been ever since!
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#217596 - 07/21/12 03:21 PM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: jabber]
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Ah, the things we do when young to be 'fashionable'! I have been wearing Earth shoes for years now; good for my feet, back, and hips. And they are much better looking now than they were back in the 'hippie' days. I do have some low-heeled shoes I wear to work; just started wearing heels again since my hips seem to be better. Wearing heels used to make my hips hurt, but seem to be okay now. Maybe the years of wearing the Earth shoes have helped.
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#217597 - 07/21/12 07:44 PM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: yonuh]
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Talk about shoes and being fashionable! I used to have dozens of pairs of shoes, and wore heels exclusively -- no kitten heels either. I wore 2-1/ to 3 inch heels. Each pair purchased to go with one particular outfit.

I felt well turned out this way, and professionally proper. Generally this was never a problem. However, I recall traveling to DC for a conference and a chance to lobby with my legislators back in the 80s. I was traveling with a client: the mayor of a community and a couple of city council folks -- all men.

(We were hoping to meet at the White House with the VP (Al Gore) and had appointments with Senators Harkin and Grassley, as well as several of our congressmen. Our goal was to convince FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) to allow one of the Mississippi's Lock and Dams to be retrofitted for hydro power. We thought it would be a "slam dunk" if we could get VP Gore behind the concept. But I digress...)

So I packed my bag with what I thought I'd need in order to look professional no matter what sort of event or meeting came up: I took along about 8 different outfits, all completely accessorized -- and with a different pair of shoes for each outfit. Plus a couple extra pair, "just in case" the selected pairs were not "right" for whatever event might develop.

The men were traveling with one suit bag each -- but of course I was weighed down with two suitcases and a carry-on.

They gallantly offered to carry my bags. And the ribbing I received over the weight of the bags was good-natured and inevitable: "What do you have in here -- wet towels?"

We held all the meetings except couldn't get with the Veep. And I doubt any of those senators or congressmen paid one iota of attention to my clothing. I recall that Grassley had his shoes off and feet on his desk when we met with him. Harkin was more decorus. We got to ride the underground tram with him.

Fun memories...

But these days I work at home in cords and a turtleneck or a dressy tee and my footwear generally consists of thick wool socks. Except for when I go out to get the mail. Since that involves a hike down a steep hill, I wear sensible flats for that!

"Back in the day," I was totally comfortable in my heels, and often stood on my feet in them for hours on end -- with no pain. I would even go from my day job to the college where I taught night classes in marketing, all the while wearing my well-accessorized outfits, pearls and heels.

These days I have no ideas how I did that in comfort! I guess I was fueled by my total love of fashion!
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#217602 - 07/22/12 11:43 PM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: Anne Holmes]
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I still remember the very first pair of shoes I bought with my earnings back in the mid 60s. They were bronze patent leather with a darker brown suede trim, pointy toes, I mean really pointed, and 4 or 5" stiletto heels. I could walk miles in those, and did, which is probably why I have issues with my feet now!
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#217603 - 07/23/12 05:16 AM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: yonuh]
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Oooh, as you know I used to be a true fan of beautiful shoes. I bet I would have loved those heels, too, Yonuh!
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#217615 - 07/24/12 12:06 AM Re: Widow Completes Half Marathon in High Heels [Re: Anne Holmes]
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They were gorgeous, but now anything over a 1" heel and I'm falling off them! LOL
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