Big footed family

by Joanne on April 14, 2010

I think our family has big feet.

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My Uncle is visiting my parents in South Carolina this week. He is over from England and my mother said they were going out today to get him some new shoes.  He wears a size 14.  That’s right. SIZE 14 !!!! 

The following comparison resulted in my conclusion that I have big feet:  Both Ted’s daughters are taller than I am at 5’8” and 5’10’.  Respective shoe sizes are about 8 1/2 and 10.  I am 5’6”.  I wear a 9 or 9 1/2 .  My feet hadn’t used to be that big. There are shoes in my closet YEARS old and they’re only an 8.  My toes are smashed in them now.  Was it running that gave me big feet? 

Do you like your feet?  Do other peoples feet give you the heebie-jeebies?

Speaking of feet, shoes, sneakers and running, due to my painful left foot (which is now a lot better), I decided to purchase another performance shoe but with more padding than my Saucony


I went with another pair of Newton’s.   I want the light weight but more padding.  The pink ones below are trainers and I use them exclusively on the treadmill.


The one’s I just ordered are lime colored and will take me through my next Half Marathon.

Newton has a great 6 minute video on how to optimize your running form: Newton Running Short Video.

Today in the workout world my running feet were back on. Very little pain in “lefty”.  I ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes for 4.5 miles.  Chest and biceps were worked for 30 grueling minutes.  Shane was ready to go for a 4 mile run.  Total miles:  8 1/2.   

Protein in the evening meal to fuel morning runs.

One of my favorite fish is tuna. Not from a can but fresh little tuna steaks.  Ted did the honors and grilled our steaks using a hot flame and a little barbeque sauce.  Delish!


Lazy me cooked haricot verts in the microwave no less.


My tuna was done perfectly. Ted prefers his a bit more pink in the middle. 


What’s the recipe?  Easy:    For two people, put (2) 4 oz tuna steaks on the hot, preheated grill, baste with your favorite BBQ sauce and cook to desired doneness, about 3 – 4 minutes per side.

I think that’s the first recipe I’ve posted that has less than 8 ingredients!


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    • At 2010.04.14 06:59, Patti Milius said:

      Sounds delis.

      • At 2010.04.14 08:00, Joanne said:

        Thanks Patti.
        .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Big footed family =-.

        • At 2010.04.14 07:05, Samuel Scialdone Jr. said:

          WOW! First of all,your sister has the best looking feet of the family,and second, you frighten me with a picture of a foot first thing in the morning.

          • At 2010.04.14 08:00, Joanne said:

            That’s not my foot – mine are prettier than that and BY THE WAY… are the best lookin’ feet in our family, NOT Sue’s. 🙂
            .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Big footed family =-.

            • At 2010.04.14 10:16, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

              I should try some fresh salmon. Not a big fish eater, but we have a new grill!

              My feet are 6.5 to 7 wide. Hard to find shoes that fit LOL! They actually are a little more narrow now that I have lost weight. I used to take extra wide, now just wide 😀
              .-= Lori (Finding Radiance)´s last blog ..Chasing away the blues. =-.

              • At 2010.04.14 10:21, kristy said:

                Oh wow, size 14! You must be joking! I’m wearing size 6 and my girl size 7, and so is my hubby!
                .-= kristy´s last blog ..Simple Mini Okonamiyaki =-.

                • At 2010.04.14 10:55, Dawn Hutchins said:

                  Not really a big lover of other people’s feet. I like mine ok…they are around 6 1/2 but I’m only 5’3 remember.

                  Tuna is one of my favorites too! In fact it was the first blog post ever on my website and that is still my favorite way to make it…rolled in wasabi then black and white sesame seeds and seared in a hot pan.
                  .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..Sloppy Joe Slop, Sloppy Joes =-.

                  • At 2010.04.14 12:09, Kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

                    oh i have huge feet and have never really liked them!
                    oh my salmon is one of my fav meals-yours looks delish 🙂
                    .-= Kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Swimming in Dough and Carbohydrates =-.

                    • At 2010.04.14 15:38, Girlie said:

                      I am lucky, I am about 5’8″ and my feet are like 7-8, I think my feet are small for my height. However, other people’s feet don’t bother me. In fact, one time, one of my family members needed a foot rub so I rubbed his feet and he’d been wearing sandles all day so there was dirt caked everywhere…. especially in my finger nails after the rub. Ew gross! I know. But like I said, it didn’t bother me.

                      Your shoes look so cute.
                      .-= Girlie´s last blog ..Oh where, oh where, have my boobies gone, oh where, oh where could they be?? =-.

                      • At 2010.04.14 18:56, Joanne said:

                        Wow…you’re pretty good. You should be a massage therapist. I can’t figure out how they do that…all those feet…all those bodies. Not for me.

                        • At 2010.04.14 16:15, kilax said:

                          I have heard a lot about the Newton’s! They seem so cool! 🙂

                          I am 5′-7″ and wear a size 11 😉
                          .-= kilax´s last blog ..Maybe variety is the spice of life =-.

                          • At 2010.04.14 20:10, Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said:

                            See you’ve had a great half with an excellent time, congrats!!
                            Running shoes are a problematic topic, I’ve tried most of the commercial brands and the better, at least for me, is with a good padding and control, ideal for diverse terrains.

                            Tuna is one of my favorite too with pasta and vegs 🙂


                            .-= Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog´s last blog ..Want to Lose Weight? Control Your Healthy Food Serving Sizes! =-.

                            • At 2010.04.15 02:21, Karen said:

                              Did I miss something? I could swear that is salmon in those photos. It looks cooked perfectly, for salmon. If it is tuna something is funky.
                              .-= Karen´s last blog ..Using Dandelion Greens in Some Recipes =-.

                              • At 2010.04.15 11:19, Nancy Jean said:

                                I used to like my feet. I’m 5’5″ and wear a size 7, however lately I feel squished in the 7 so buy a 7 1/2 if available. I’m told our feet continue to grow so it’s not unusual to need a half-size or full size larger as you get older. My toes seem more elongated now, and I’m not so happy ’bout that. MUST wear polish now, all the time, to pretty ’em up!

                                Once Bob gets the grill out from under we’ll try the tuna – – looks delicious!! Thanks, Joanne.

                                • At 2010.04.16 15:36, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                                  Ugh. I don’t like my feet, they’re not feminine and somehow just not.. very pretty 😀

                                  You’ve had such delicious looking dishes lately that I have been drooling all over you blog, sorry 😛

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