Good evening! And I mean that – my lab only lasted one hour, so I had an unexpected extra three hours in my day! I did the most productive things I could, of course: eat, read, and blog.

The rest of today’s eats included a GM I made in a rush right before lab. It contained 1 banana, 1/2 c strawberries, 3 cups spinach, and a little over a cup of soy milk. For dinner after lab, I had my vegan pasta dish with chocolate coconut milk ice cream and a gluten-free cookie for dessert!

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to stop at the Farmer’s Market today. This means that I’ll actually have to go buy my kale at the store! Boo. I snuck in my workout at 4 today, a quick 3 miles on the elliptical. Boy am I sore from yoga yesterday! I’m going to do the video once more this week, but I have to wait until I can move my arms again πŸ˜€

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Tonight I want to talk about something that I don’t give enough thought to: arch support in my casual, non-workout shoes. Truth be told, I am a terrible example. During the day, I’m either wearing flat flip-flops or a pair of Converse – neither of which has any arch support at all. If it’s important to have arch support when we’re running, it just makes sense that it would be important the other 90% of the day too! I know that walking around in flat-soled shoes contributed to my shin splints a couple of years ago, and here I am today, wearing the same kinds of shoes!

But the problem with a word like “arch-support sandals” is that it does not sound all that attractive. I may be superficial, but I would prefer to wear a sleek black sandal than some clunky “arch-support” shoe with canvas straps all over the place.

Luckily, I don’t have to choose between fashion and good-for-my-body shoes! Here are a few pairs that not only support your lovely legs and feet, but are also quite stylish πŸ™‚

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Archy Zebra by Moszkito

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Senise by Merrel.

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Lusaka by Born

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Stunning by Earth (I also like a lot of their other shoes – very stylish! And supposedly they “burn calories with every step” – like April said, “I don’t know if these sandals really work but I wear them everywhere just in case!” πŸ˜‰ )

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Julia by Think!

Now I have to go about ordering myself a pair! I’ll let you know what I decide!

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My dad and I outside the Notre Dame at sunset in Paris this past March

My dad and I outside the Notre Dame at sunset in Paris this past March