An Amazing Feet
Earlier today, I was out on my morning constitutional, walking along when from behind me I heard, "Clop, clop, clop." I wasn't quite sure what it was, but soon enough a woman came jogging past me in her jogging clothes and ...sandals.
It was the closest I've come to yelling at someone, "Seriously?!! You're jogging in sandals???!!"
I know this is Southern California, where laid-back is core to the lifestyle, but man, there has to be some limits, I would think.
Yes, to each their own, and no one should have to jog in running shoes, or even athletic shoes. But I have to admit, jogging in sandals really surprised me. Sandals are made for plodding along on the beach, where you get the give-and-take of the sand, or even slowly strolling along as your everyday footwear. But the sole of a sandals is flat and hard, no bending, and there is no bottom support, or side support. Jogging in a sandal -- while personal choice -- is pretty much a guarantee that you're going to muck up your feet, and sprain an ankle at the slightest twist. Even wearing no sandals is probably better, since your foot has a natural give-and-take. (Though that probably works better in the hills of Kenya, rather than the streets of Los Angeles...)
But...well, there she went on ahead, "Clop, clop, clop..."
I have no idea if this is the first time she ever jogged in sandals, or if she's been doing it for a while, or even years and just lucked out.
Godspeed, I wish her well. But it did take all my self-control not to yell after her, "For godsake, if only for me, please, pleeeease, don't wear sandals when you jog!"
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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