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Walking Shoes

Sunday, December 08, 2013

The past 2 weeks have been painful wearing my usual walking shoes. They are made by Brooks and have served me well. Very well. I purchased them shortly after I started walking this past summer, probably sometime in mid-July. But they are dead now. No oomph left. No cushiness that keeps my feet happy. No, my poor tootsies were screaming in agony last week and so yesterday DD and I ventured out to purchase a new pair. We traveled to Playmakers in Lansing since that is where I bought my current pair. I always check out the clearance area first and found another pair very similar to original pair (I took them with me) except they are black. Black! Who makes black athletic shoes? Brooks evidently. But I'm a sucker for a comfortable pair of shoes so, yep I bought them. Bought a second pair too since I didn't want to travel back to Lansing any time soon. I'll be trying them out tomorrow on my walk home. Hope I chose wisely.

Then today I went Christmas shopping with DH. Headed over to KMart for some Wilton baking pans that were advertised for DD (she loves to cook). I stopped to look at the treadmills, they had one on display for only $100. Manual. Never seen a manual treadmill before so I tried it out. Yikes! I had to run or it was going to spit me off. DH said we should go to a bigger store to look at others, or online and read reviews too. DD new school schedule next semester will have me driving 2 days a week and I'm not real happy about it. How am I to get in my steps if I have to drive? So we are contemplating a treadmill. Probably won't buy one because we are too cheap, but we are shopping around and getting a feel for it. I would feel better if someone else besides me was interested in using it. Definately a 'wait and see' item.
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    LOL. Had a manual treadmill back in the 1990s. Those were really weird, even back then. The tread kept getting caught and I had to use a lot of power from my feet just to get the tread to move.

    Good luck with finding a good treadmill. :)

    Hope you enjoyed the new shoe purchase.

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