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I now have a dresser drawer just for workout clothes!

Friday, September 14, 2012

I cleaned out my closet & dresser a bit ago. Bye bye big clothes! I have two empty drawers now. I decided I will get some cheap workout capris & pants for the cooler months. I like having a drawer just for workout clothes! I do need to figure out which socks to get. I have teeny no-show socks or crazy christmas/halloween socks haha.

Zumba was great last night. I have been noticing my big toes are really sore at the end of class. I think I should get some running shoes - do you think running shoes are good for Zumba too? I would like running shoes for my 5K training. I am not sure if they would be good for Zumba though. Any advice on that would be great! I only have walking sneakers right now, and I wear them while jogging and to Zumba.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. The weather looks like it will be great in my area! I am hoping to get some 5K training in at least one of the days. I will be doing a little bit of walking at least!

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MOEMOORE 9/15/2012 6:49AM

    I have a drawer of work out clothes too - its great!

I use Thorlo's socks. Since I switched to them several years ago, I have never had to worry about blisters or anything. Even when I do the 8.15 mile run (that I run and walk). They provide some cushioning, but also help to wick moisture away so no blisters.

You can do Zumba with running shoes, and that's how I started, but there is a lower risk of injury using dance/cheerleading or plain tennis shoes. I think the shoes I've been using this year are Nike Musique - I know they are Nike, but they might be last year's "model". With all the Zumba I do, I think its about time I get a new pair. I definitely noticed a difference in how my feel felt after switching from running shoes to the other shoes. Of course I still have running shoes that I use for runs and walks.

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CHICCHANTAL 9/15/2012 2:20AM

    Reading your blog just made me realise that soon I am giong to need smaller jogging pants. Baggy tshirts: fine. Baggy jogging pants: not good if they start to slip off.

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2HAMSDIET 9/15/2012 12:37AM

    Wear what every you love and it make every thing you do that much better. emoticon

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SABLENESS 9/14/2012 8:10PM

    Isn't it fun to clean out those too-big clothes? I can't say I have a whole drawer full of workout clothes, but I own more than I ever have and use them! Good to know about proper shoes and zumba. I love my rocker bottom Skechers, but I've learned the hard way that they're not good for everything--like a medium level spur of the moment hike.

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KIMPY225 9/14/2012 3:44PM

    Thanks for the advice - maybe I will send my Zumba teacher an email. She is really friendly & helpful!

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RAINEMARIE214 9/14/2012 2:30PM

    I have two drawers in my dresser for workout clothes - one for tops and one for bottoms. It makes me feel like a real athlete ;)

For zumba, I wouldnt use running sneakers. They are really there for stablility and shouldnt be used for twisting and turning - you'll just injure yourself. Try to get a pair of cross trainers, or even a pair of dance shoes. :)

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ALICIALYNNE 9/14/2012 1:35PM

    I recall hearing something on the radio a few weeks ago about Zumba injuries, due in large part to wearing the wrong shoes. If you wear running shoes, they will have too much traction on the floor, which can put bad stress on your ankles and knees. I believe they said actual dance shoes were the best choice. Something that is made to help you move, not to keep you from sliding like running shoes.
Why don't you ask your instructor at your next class?

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ANNE1123 9/14/2012 1:10PM

    It's the little things, like the dresser drawer, that make all the difference!! Have a great workout and a fabulous weekend!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 9/14/2012 1:08PM

    what to wear? what to wear? pick a pretty and go get the day Kimpy! You can do it!
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YOBOELI 9/14/2012 1:08PM

    I really want to try Zumba just don't know yet. I know they have special shoes that they sell for Zumba and I think they sell some cheap ones at Wal Mart that look just like them dont know. Good luck with your training

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