Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday was a fun day for me. I went to a soccer tournament that my grand daughter Jylian was playing in. She is ten going on 18. I love to kid around with her. While she plays, the other kids entertain themselves and us. I decided to take along some moon shoes to let them try. (for those who don't know what these are, they are a shoe that is suspended on large rubber bands that are on the inside of a platform. They are strapped to your feet and it is like walking on a trampoline. It is hard to balance.) They had a blast with them and all the kids around tried to jump and walk in them. They were all trying to get the adults to try them. There weren't too many takers. One brave sole tried it but I am not sure she counts since she is only 18 years old. I told the kids that if Jyl won their last game (the championship game) I would put them on.
Guess what, they won!
So I had to put on the moon shoes. Keeping in mind that I am 49 years young, I strapped them on and off I went. My daughter thought it was really hilarious and whipped out the camera. I actually did pretty good on them. I jumped, walked and hopped in them. Everyone got a good laugh.
After I took them off, I could really feel the burn in my abs and calfs. I think this would be a really great workout. I don't think you would have to be on them too long. It would be something different and fun. I am not sure how I can count the calories. It is not really walking or running. I wonder if there is a category for "Moonshoe Walking" under the cardio section?
Pictures to follow