My ‘Men in Heels’ Story From Last Year
Prior to the last 'Men in Heels' race, I'd only worn heels once, and that was on Halloween. This was probably around 2006 and my band was playing a gig at a local bar in Avon, Colorado, and I decided that I was going to dress up as a lady for Halloween that year.
At the time, I didn't realize how difficult it is to wear heels, but I soon found out. I wore a dress, a big blonde wig, fishnet stalkings, and high-heeled shoes. However, the shoes proved to be an issue for me, as while I was playing my bass guitar, I kept swaying back and forth trying to keep my balance in the heels. Luckily, there were no wipeouts during the gig.
Fast-forward a few years to the annual 'Men in Heels' race that happens in Grand Junction every year. The first race of this nature that I participated in took place at the Grand Junction Regional Airport and was actually quite a lot of fun.
However, about 1/3 of the way through my portion of the race, I found myself, for lack of a better term, "wobbly," but managed to stumble my way through the rest of my portion of the race.
I later realized that the rubber portion of the shoe I was wearing had broken, resulting in a quite wobbly Nate finishing the race.
Luckily I didn't fall or anything, and managed to finish the race in the most graceful way I could.
The next 'Men in Heels' race takes place tomorrow, Thursday, October 14th, at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. I'll try to not break any shoes this time around.
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