I know there is a lot of walking at the VIM, and I'm preparing for it. I actually do like to walk, and I have found that when I stay at the larger resorts, I tend to gain less weight on vacation. However -- shoes are my problem!
Does anyone else have this problem? I can put on tennis shoes and walk for 3 miles at home, no problem. But I can't wear tennis shoes in Mexico -- I tried one year at the Palladium, and it was just too hot. Also, I certainly don't want to wear tennis shoes with my bathing suit, or with my dress or capri pants at night!
Its not like I am planning on wearing stilletto pumps or anything. I bought two relatively comfortable pairs of dress sandals before my 4 night vacation at the Golden Parnassus in November. The Golden Parnassus is SMALL -- and yet, once again, my feet would hurt by the time I got back to my room from dinner!
And I can't even imagine making the trek from my room to the beach, or to the lobby in flip flops!
I'm 50, and I know I have slightly bad feet, I just do. I'm thinking of taking some kind of bag/purse in which to carry the shoes I plan on wearing at dinner (or carry my flip flops in, on the way to the beach) and trying to find some shoes to wear walking around that are LIKE tennis shoes, but not tennis shoes.
Does anybody else have any other tips or tricks.
I remember at the Palladium, I got blisters and I don't want that happening again!
I had a blast, but it would have been even more fun if I could have been comfortable the entire time.
I have even considered wearing Crocs! I've seen people do it, and I KNOW they are feeling far more comfortable than I am, even if they look silly.
The big thing is, I WANT to do a lot of walking, and I don't want to start feeling like I have to curtail what we want to do, just because my feet hurt! I can already hear myself whining that we have to eat breakfast at the beach restaurant, because my feet hurt too much to walk up to the lobby.
What to do, what to do?