The Choir Has Sung.

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Lucky Feet, Lucky Me.

After miles and miles and miles (239 to be exact this year), the gams and the feet are DEAD TIRED. And of course, as a runner {and as a crazed.maniacal.can’t.sit.still.everyday.worker.bee} I know the benefits of massage. Of course the Mr. values an hour of silence from me too.

Challenge is, they’re EXPENSIVE!

Enter Lucky Feet {or insert you local foot massage spa place now}

My Lucky Feet.Do you hear the choir voices singing? AHHHHHHHH

Last night we splurged. Yes, if you consider a massage a splurge like we do, this is a splurge worth investing in. It’s like going to 7-11 and getting a big gulp for $.99.  Big Spending.

Yes friends, Lucky Feet is only $25/hour.

In the last year or so, Foot Massage spots have been popping up in Los Angeles like white on rice.

And the best part about these places is that while your footsies soak in a basket of herbal water, they massage your head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands for a good 30 minutes before they work your calves, feet, hamstrings, and quads for the next 30.  No Joke.  For the cost of 25 Big Gulps, you get a full body massage in a super comfy reclining chair.

One of the gripes that most runners {and people} alike have with massages is that they can’t justify the expense.  Let me help you rationalize this cost.

  • At an average of about $75/hour, a massage is typically the price of a pair of running shoes which we buy every 2-3 months.  For $25/hour, you can get 3 massages for the price of a pair of running shoes.  {plus, imagine if you score a sweet deal on your shoes like i just did on my Saucony Kinvara’s….$55 friends).  That buys me one extra trip to Lucky Feet!  NOTE: if you’re extra fancy and wear Louboutin’s to work, I’m sure you’re smart enough and.your.feet.hurt.enough. Do the math here too.
  • One pair of Lululemon Tights is the price of 3-4 trips to Lucky Feet.  We sweat our buns off running – are you really spending this kind of money on clothes you’re dousing in sweat?   Shop at Marshalls, Ross or TJ (Tiajuana in my house) Maxx for running clothes and you’re killing it on the savings to invest in Lucky Feet.
  • Race Fees – they’re out of control and think how much you’re willing to spend on them.  If you’re going to invest in the race, you need to be healthy to race.  Duh.

Considering the benefits of massage, the cost is well worth it, especially if you can score the Big Gulp deal at a local foot spa. You can have the best shoes and the best gear money can buy, but when you’ve neglected your body, you’re not going to get a refund on the shoes, the clothes or that exorbitant race fee.

So there ends my diatribe.  We went, I feel better. My body aches a lot less. and the Mr. earned an hour three hours of silence from me. {Of course I DVR’d The Bachelor for when we I got home}.

The Choir has Sung.  AHHHHHHH.

{MF Dre}

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3 thoughts on “The Choir Has Sung.

  1. Jennifer Ste. Marie

    Big score for me is seeing this gorgeous photo of you…………….does a power walk alongside you on the beach path count for a massage?

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