I took my mom to the SAS (San Antonio Shoes) store at an outlet mall about an hour's drive from home. Mom, at age 86, is still very active and loves her walks. However, she wears an 8.5 AAAA shoe and there are hardly any of those made anymore. SAS has a couple styles that she can wear. So, for an early Mother's Day gift, my husband and I took off the afternoon and drove to the outlet mall. While there, I tried on the SAS walking shoes - and liked them! Will wait a while to buy another pair of shoes - but will give these a whirl when the time is right.
At the checkout, there was this interesting little walking journal pamphlet that I snagged for free. I've been looking at different journals to see if I can design one that will be both practical and inspirational - and cheap or free. This one has some good ideas in it. It is entitled "Walking Sense Serious Walking Information" by the SAS Shoemakers - or by Eric Neveride, the self-appointed Mayor, Philosopher and Critic of Siesta Valley - wherever that is. Turns out that one of the SAS factories is in Conway, Arkansas, about 20 miles from where my mom grew up.
A couple of the little things in this book that I enjoyed I'll share with you here - a shameless rip-off of SAS - but an endorsement, too.
1. Exercise - Intentional and Unintentional (more on this soon);
2. Cars are noisy and dangerous so you should walk everywhere;
3. Roads are paved paths (well, yeah.....);
4. Eat less processed food (makes you walk better???);
5. Jot down things about your walk (hmmm. This idea might have merit.).
So, stay tuned for some updates on these ideas.
Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude.
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