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Thursday, June 14, 2012

I'm not much of a sweater when I exercise. In fact I hate it. (goes back to high school trauma)

Instead I'm more of a walker. Or at least I used to be. I used to walk between 10-15,000 steps a day.

I bought Adidas shoes about a year ago and royally screwed my legs up. Within a week of buying them I could barely walk 20 feet without excruciating pain going up the back of my legs.

I went for numerous chiro treatments and accupuncture and we realized that the problem was the shoes and the way they made me walk. So I gave them to a friend of mine - and sadly she reported the same thing but luckily didn't suffer permanent damage. We just tossed them in the garbage so no one else would suffer.

But sadly buying a new pair of shoes didn't help. A year later and I'm still trying to recover from the original injury to my legs. My soleus muscle is constantly cramped and my hamstring could be on a violin.

So I thought I'd try yoga. Well....I'm clearly not a bendy person anymore. So I bought the DVD Yoga for Inflexible People.

While I am not nearly as flexible or graceful as the instructors (imagine the 3 Stooges doing Yoga and you have the picture), I'm determined to keep going. I want to walk again. It's a new world out there and I mean to explore it.
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    I bought a yoga dvd and haven't opened it yet. I really need to make myself do it! We have space issues in my house, and I'd have to kick my husband out of the living room so I can work out and he's got nowhere else to go. Excuses! I'm sorry to hear that the Adidas messed up your legs. I'll bet you'll be back to fit and bendy in no time with the yoga, though :)
    1921 days ago
    Unfortunately I couldn't take them back as they had been worn outside. I haven't seen any stores offer that but I will look around. I'm also going to do some research before my next pair to make sure I get a good one.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    1926 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I have to ask this question as it is essential in choosing a good walking or running shoe. Did you get a Video Gait Analysis? It's essential when you get the most important piece of equipment for cardio. I would have returned them if I had that problem. Hope you get that cleared up and back on the road!
    1927 days ago
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