I bought a pair of Adidas Response Stability weeks ago to take advantage of the 30% discount that Runnr store gave to some runner-bloggers. When I had another gait analysis, Julius of Runnr noticed that my right foot overpronates from time to time. So he suggested a couple of stability-cushion shoes but with more emphasis on the cushioning part. My eyes were fixed on New Balance 1225 then, however he mentioned that the shoes I should purchase must weight more on the cushion side to straighten my right foot. Additionally with my “heavier” built, I was hoping a cushion shoes will help soften the impact on my knees plus hopefully avoid any incidents of a painful butt. To help me with my choices, he had me ran on my barefoot, Nike Vomero and then Adidas Response Stability and compared video captures of my foot strike on each. Adidas Response Stability seems to improve pronation on my right foot, so I purchased one on the spot. Julius wants me to try other shoes but with tight budget, I knew that what he recommended is the cheapest but reliable shoes within the cushion-stability range. I tried this at the oval track and in a fun run I joined weeks ago. Here are my observations: Witha very thick cushion, I’m surprised it feels very light and its cushion softer than any shoes I have so far. Very durable, I will use this on
While doing our grocery last Saturday, I spotted a blind massage center in Waltermart Dasma which is interestingly located in the same section where DVDs, mobilephones and PSPs are being sold. As I haven’t got myself a massage that week, I hurriedly scheduled a massage for myself on that day. There were four massage therapists available and all of them NOT wearing dark sunglasses. This scene made me remember the time I had my massage from another blind massage center in another mall here in Dasma. As I paid my fee to the supervisor and gave a tip to the “blind” therapist wearing sunglasses, on my way out, I actually saw the guy removed his sunglasses and overheard the guy blurted out “10 pesos lang kuripot!” (translation: 10 pesos only, stingy!). So I thought having “real” blind masseur this time will probably make the experience more positive While inside their small booth, the person in charge asked me to choose one from the available therapists and I chose the guy because I thought a women therapist might be too “soft” for me. And so the session begins. He did a few sample pressures on my back while asking me if it’s too soft or too hard. I told him he could massage me the “hard” way. He first started at my back, using his fingers to apply pressure by pressing it along what he said was my body’s “energy pathways”.