The three of us are trying to think of a name for our little hiking group and one name made the 10 year olds laugh, Women with B. O. (Boots On). I must say it made me laugh as well. After trying about a dozen pairs, I'm happy to report that I have finally decided on my boots, I think!
It's scary to think that I will be living in these boots for 8 days while hiking 75 km with 35-40lbs on my back. Suddenly I can feel every little touch of a boot on my foot or ankle, suddenly I am terrified to buy boots! All the sales people are about 20 and have hiked all over the World. I find myself feeling old and inadequate. I told one 20-something sales guy that deciding on my hiking boots has been more difficult than choosing my mate, he looked at me like I was mental, and maybe I am? One guy rolled his eyes and actually yawned when I told him what I was doing so I found myself telling him that I cycled The Camino de Santiago last summer. I felt like I had to prove that I was worthy of buying his hiking boots, what am I, 17?! Today I drove an hour each way so I could try on more boots, just so I could be sure I love mine but I still haven't committed enough to wear them outside. I will wear them in the house and to work for three more days and then I will make a decision... maybe.
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