That will be the title of my first book. I’ve been thinking about it for the past 4 years…that I have been gardening in flip flops and now regretting it. I treated myself to a pedicure this Friday. I do a fine job on my own but it is nice to take a load off (as if personal hygiene is a real burden, huh?). So my toes are a sassy color of red more like a magenta… anyway, after such pampering I, like a fool, went out in the garden and mud today…in flip flops.
why one should not garden in flip flops (mistakes I have made)
- Sharp sticks jab your tender feet
- Raspberry or rose thorns really hurt if they get between your toes
- It is really gross how dirty the bottom of your feet can get…sometimes I have hobbit feet (less the fur)
- There is no support for the soles of your feet.
- If you are not careful and over extend your toes when bending, you could cause a stress fracture or damage the capsule stuff that surrounds your toe joints. I accomplished this fete this year and it has been 6 weeks of pain. I can’t sit still to ice it (except for this moment).
- Heel Spurs…no, they are not callouses on your heels. A heel spur is a bony thing that will start to grow in a very sharp point on your heel, damage ligaments, and cause unbearable pain. I’m not saying that it is gardening in flip flops that caused mine (was diagnosed a bit ago). That, in combination with years in heels, contributed to this issue.
Be careful with your feet or you will end up like me… in boring flats and banning flip flops!