Oy vey! Pain!

Happy Friday Friends - Today I'd like to talk pain. Sometimes joint pain it our body's way to tell our brain to CHILL OUT. It's that simple. Of course, I am not talking true injuries. I am also not referring to that good old muscle soreness. I am talking about the why does my knee ache when I bend, or why is my shoulder hurting pain.

Weight lifting and repetitive aerobic exercise can cause strain to our joints. It happens. Guess what the best remedy is? REST. It sucks, I know. I am experiencing it right now.

My ankle is not too happy from too much kickboxing, Zumba, and running. It actually hates me. Part of my problem was that I noticed my sneakers needed to be replaced BUT I told myself, "I can hold off until the weekend." NOW I AM PAYING FOR IT. My running sneakers aren't the problem, my walking sneakers are fine as well . . . it's my Zumba sneakers. My beloved Nike Huarache sneakers that I purchased last year are overworked and now so is my ankle.

I decided to stay away from all workouts today and tomorrow I will do some yoga. That's rest to me. It's very hard for me to sit around and do absolutely nothing and at the end of the day, I need to stretch my body.

Another dilemma I am having is that I was told Nike no longer sells the Huarache Dance Sneaker Low. NO LONGER MANUFACTURES EITHER! These sneakers are nowhere to be found and I am pissed. So I have asked my instructor friends to help me out and here are my choices. After going to Foot Locker yesterday, I have narrowed them down a bit more:

Nike Dual Fusion. I know of a couple of instructors wearing these sneakers and they swear by them. I am still a little skeptical because they are running sneakers and therefore have more tread than my Huaraches have. I am scared for my poor knees. These sneakers were definitely light weight though and the shock absorbance was awesome.

Nike Musique VI. This sneaker also came highly recommended and it's actually referred to as a dance shoe like the Huaraches were. The only thing is that they don't seem to have the ankle support that the Huaraches have. I am hoping to check out Sports Authority today to try them on. They weren't available at Modell's or Foot Locker. I'd hate to buy them online just to try them on.

Nike In-Season Trainer. All I could think was "ummmm cute" when I saw these sneakers. Then I felt the in-sole and there was cushion - memory foam to be exact. I fell in love with them and they actual felt great. Nice and snug. I was a little concerned once again about the tread at the bottom of the shoe.

However, I will continue my search for the Nike Huarache dance low women's sneaker. At this point, I will buy them in any color. Wish me luck!