This week has been all about time on my feet but not in the good way of doing lots of running but due to the fact that I have worked long hours this week involving a lot of standing for many hours on hard floors. As a result, my legs are killing me and there has been no running since Saturday.
I have done lots of cross training though in the shape of bending, lifting and lots of walking.
On the plus side, I can feel the advantages of my fitness at times like this, especially when younger co-workers begin to flag before I do. It will all be over by the weekend so I look forward to a nice long run on Saturday to blow away the cobwebs.
In appreciation of all the hard work my feet have done for me this week, here are some interesting facts about our feet:
- We have 52 bones in our feet, one quarter of the body’s total
- There are 250, 000 sweat glands in a pair of feet
- During an average day of walking, the force on your feet is equal to the weight of a fully loaded cement truck (which is probably why mine hurt)
- Butterflys taste with their feet and elephants hear with theirs.
- The average woman walks 3 miles more per day than the average male
- The pressure on runner’s feet can be as much as 4 times the runner’s weight
- Shoe sizes were determined in England by King Edward II in 1324!