There’s something in my shoe.

Happy Wednesday, everybody!! Smile 

Today is a particularly good Wednesday because:

1. Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  And Thanksgiving = ultimate comfort food!

2. No work for the rest of the week! Thumbs up

3. We’re leaving for Florida! Sun  I can’t wait to see our family and Sophie and enjoy the warm weather!


So the other day, I met with my trainer friend, Mike, again.  He’s trying to help me get rid of my shin splints.  He said the problem is likely related to my feet.  Evidently I have higher arches, so he thinks I might need insoles.

But before I went out and bought insoles, he wanted me to try an experiment.


He cut these pieces out of foam and shaped them to my feet.

Each piece had a sticker in the back, and he told me to stick them to my feet before running.


I don’t hide anything on this blog, do I? Winking smile

So on Monday night, I tried them out.  It was the weirdest feeling to have these big pieces of foam in my shoes.  After a couple of miles, the pieces were bothering me so badly that I actually had to take them out so that I could finish running (my apologies to the woman on the treadmill next to me Angel).

However, I did notice that my shins weren’t hurting.  So I think they actually served their purpose.  Next up?  I may be trying some store-bought insoles! Thumbs up




The usual. Sleepy smile 

Snacks: Yogurt and a granola bar.  Plus a ton of tea because my throat has been bothering me.



Leftover chicken lasagna.  This dish may be a new favorite.  Recipe to be posted soon! Smile



This dinner was de-lish.  A BBQ chicken salad .. yum!

I cut my raw chicken breasts into strips and put them in a ziplock baggie with some BBQ sauce and minced garlic for a couple of hours.  Then I baked them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, basting them with the BBQ sauce occasionally.  At the same time, I baked up some sweet potato fries, as well.

After everything was cooked, I threw the chicken and fries on a bed of spinach and topped it with a little more BBQ sauce and light ranch dressing.  So. good.




I love these things.  They help satisfy my sweet tooth, plus they’re just cute. Winking smile

Question for ya …

If you’re a runner, do you use insoles/orthotics?  Why?  Have they helped you?

Tell me something delicious you’ve eaten today!

Ready for Thanksgiving???  Do you have off work today?

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18 Responses to There’s something in my shoe.

  1. Shannon (Healthiful Balance)

    Yummy eats! I want some of those mini nilla wafers! :)
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  2. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Mini Nilla Wafers?? How did I not know about these? Safe travels to Florida!! I’m so excited for you :) . Love you pretty lady! I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, girl!!! Can’t wait for our meet up!! :)

  3. Kat

    yay for no shin pain!! Hope it is a permanent solution for you! I cant wait to see my baby bro and sis tomorrow!! My little sisssy (shes 7) called me last week and asked for a kids Bible and I almost cried. I am so excited to bring her one tomorrow!! I picked out one with lots of pictures so she’s understand, but she’s a SUPER good reader so I made sure it was a good translation with not alot of fluff. I cant wait to read it with her :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      That is awesome!! What a blessing to be able to be a part of her Christian walk! :)

  4. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Oh my gosh, you’re bringing back childhood memories with the Nilla wafers! I used to have those in after school care every day of my little life haha.

    Have a safe trip to Florida, and have a VERY happy Thanksgiving!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and Will! ;)

  5. Janelle

    Please post that chicken lasagna recipe!!! I don’t use any inserts/orthodics…but I’m thinking about looking into it bc I notice that my shins tend to ache a little after longer runs (which I plan on doing more often). No work Thurs and Fri – but sadly I’m secretly posting this from my desk at work! haha.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha don’t worry … I won’t tell! ;) And I’ll be posting the recipe sometime next week … after the Thanksgiving madness! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  6. Cinnamon

    Hi there! I really enjoy your blog…and I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!
    I am a beginner runner and I struggled with plantar facsitis (sp?) and shin splints when I first started out. Went to a “running” store and they suggested super feet insoles. Let’s just say that I will never not have them in my shoes going forward. They are a lifesaver! You can find them at most running stores and I think they might even have them at REI or other big box sports stores. I would give them a try, it could really make a huge difference!

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you so much! I’ll have to look into those! :) Have a very happy Thanksgiving!!

  7. Baking Serendipity

    Chicken lasagna sounds delicious! Can’t wait to see that recipe :) I’ve never run with insoles before, but I have some friends who have and they love them! Hope these fix the problem :)
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  8. Sam

    mmm, delicious eats this week! i hope you can get some insoles to work – shin splints are no fun.

    happy thanksgiving – have so much fun with your fam :)
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  9. Sara @my less serious life

    omg i love nilla wafers! i haven’t had them in forever. and…i’ve never seen the mini version – how cute!
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  10. Jessica

    Haha I have almost the EXACT same things in my running shoes from my Dr.! Looks like a day of good eats!
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  11. Jen B

    I have insoles and I can’t run without them. I had a different problem that caused lots of foot pain and a trip
    To the podiatrist. He showed how my high arch caused me to carry all my weight on the outside of my feet. He made me special insoles using a force plate. Insurance paid for most of the cost. This was about 4 years ago and they still work wonderfully!
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  12. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    I use insoles because my arches are also extra high. Grr, I hate foot issues. It drives me nuts! I hope some insoles will help solve your shin splints!

    We went out for brunch this morning, and I hate a veggie omelette with brie cheese – it was delicious.

    I am SO ready for Thanksgiving! There’s lots of prepping, cooking, and baking going on today! ;)
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  13. Nada (One Arab Vegan)

    I’ve never used insoles before but I might look into it when I buy new running shoes so thanks for the tip!
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