Whats on my mind this week is exercise
or rather the need for some new exercise equipment
These very comfortable but rather well worn
runners/trainers/sneakers recently took a one way trip to the tip
They’d walked many miles here and overseas and had been lurking in the back of the wardrobe for a few years while others (I.e. newer ones) were having fun in the sun
Now I feel it really is time replace ‘the others’ – to trade them in (figuratively not literally)
So I am looking at new ones
Have you seen the price of them recently?!
One of my daughters is a runner/walker – for several years she took part in the Melbourne Oxfam Trailwalker event – a fundraiser where teams have to cover 100km in 48 hrs, yes, she did it five times (yes, she became a legend who achieved her goal) and I have to say I admired her for doing it each year – anyway she had goodness knows how many pairs of runners. I’m sure she told me each pair played a certain role – some were for use on bush and forest trails as well as those for general running – paid – and still does – what to me seems like the earth for them and actually keeps a check on the mileage that they do – seems there is a recommended lifetime for all of them so when they get close to that time out comes another pair.
That’s alright if you can afford it I suppose
but what options are there for the general public
Do you take the time and trouble of visiting a specialist shoe store where they will measure your foot and talk about what you doing – bit like going to a hairdresser for the first time or do you visit a large department store where you can try and buy much more cheaply and hope they are comfortable?
Every health practitioner I’ve seen about my spine has told me to ‘help my back’ and tone my body I need to eat a balanced diet and do more exercise. This new fitness whatever that I’m on means I’m going to have to attempt a lot more walking, locally in the park or by going to the gym
So I need to go shopping somewhere soon for new shoes to keep my feet moving in the style they deserve.
Wont be today though…..it’s Monday- pool day.
I can walk (run even) in there without the need for shoes.
Just have to finish my tea first – then let my brekky go down- then I’ll be off.