Friday, August 14, 2009

So you think you can walk...

...or do you not walk because you have bad knee or a bad hip or a bad back?

I thought this, too. Bad hip. Bad knee. Not bad back.

So I got these nordic walking sticks and I can walk. Not only can I walk but I can walk without pain AND I have never experienced such a work-out.

My daughter-in-law, who is a twig and in tip-top shape, tried them out awhile back and after a few minutes was breathing really heavy with exertion. They are quite a workout.

And, on top of that, for some weird reason they are actually fun to walk with.

Steve didn't believe me so I bought him some (you buy them by height so he can't use my stubby ones). He is now a believer, too!

Here's a picture of me after using them.

OK! I'm lying. But it could be. And it might be. And it will be.

I need to get a wig, go to one of those fountain-of-youth stores, get a tummy tuck, breast reduction, face-lift and some new clothes (well, in addition to loosing 173 pounds) but it could be.


You'll notice it right away the next time we hang out. You'll see it all very clearly especially if you have been blindfolded really, really well.

OK, off to walk.



Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

When you find out which store sells all of those things could you give me a ring Jenny? I need them all!

I walk every morning with friends in a local park ...we usually do two or three miles.
I can't say it has helped me lose weight but it does make me feel more energetic.
I have hip and knee and lately foot (bunion) problems, so these walking sticks sound interesting. I know I'd get the strangest looks from the other walkers

Jana said...

OOOOO fun!! I love to take long walks...I used to run alot but I hurt my back and I am still a bit crippled. Have a super fun walk!

Amy said...

I've been thinking about giving these a try ever since you got yours. Maybe, I'll break down and do it. Did you order yours online?